Alf Landon

Landon, Alfred Mossman

Alfred Mossman Landon, 1887–1987, U.S. politician, b. West Middlesex, Pa. He was a banker and oil operator before he ran for public office. Landon served (1933–37) as governor of Kansas and gained a national reputation by his economic administration. As Republican candidate for president in 1936, running against Franklin Delano Roosevelt, he carried only Maine and Vermont. Nancy Landon Kassebaum-Baker is his daughter.

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Landon of Kansas
Donald R. McCoy.
University of Nebraska Press, 1966
Washington Tapestry
Olive Ewing Clapper.
Whittlesey house, McGraw-Hill book company, inc., 1946
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Seven "A Middle-Sized Man Takes on the Champ"
Encyclopedia of American Parties, Campaigns, and Elections
William C. Binning; Larry E. Esterly; Paul A. Sracic.
Greenwood Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Landon, Alfred M. (1887-1987)" begins on p. 250
Presidential Campaigns
Paul F. Boller Jr.
Oxford University Press, 1996 (Revised edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Thirty-Eight "1936: Roosevelt and the New Deal"
Pride, Prejudice, and Politics: Roosevelt Versus Recovery, 1933-1938
Gary Dean Best.
Praeger Publishers, 1991
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "The Election and Boom of 1936"
When the People Spoke, What Did They Say? the Election of 1936 and the Ackerman Thesis
Leuchtenburg, William E.
The Yale Law Journal, Vol. 108, No. 8, June 1999
The Party's Choice
William R. Keech; Donald R. Matthews.
Brookings Institution, 1976
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Alf Landon begins on p. 55
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