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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Alf Landon: Selected full-text books and articles

Landon of Kansas By Donald R. McCoy University of Nebraska Press, 1966
Washington Tapestry By Olive Ewing Clapper Whittlesey House, 1946
Librarian's tip: Chap. Seven "A Middle-Sized Man Takes on the Champ"
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Encyclopedia of American Parties, Campaigns, and Elections By 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 By 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 By 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 By Leuchtenburg, William E The Yale Law Journal, Vol. 108, No. 8, June 1999
The Party's Choice By William R. Keech; Donald R. Matthews Brookings Institution, 1976
Librarian's tip: Discussion of Alf Landon begins on p. 55
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