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This photograph shows Kansas Governor Mike Hayden shaking hands with Horace B. Edwards, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation. Hayden worked hard to pass a highway plan At this event "Highways As Promised" in Fredonia, Kansas, he signed the comprehensive highway plan into law. Hayden was born in Atwood, Kansas. He received his bachelor's degree in wildlife conservation from Kansas State University and a master's degree in biology from Fort Hays State University. During the Vietnam War, he was an infantry company commander in the U.S. Army. Hayden spent thirteen months in Vietnam, where he received the Soldier's Medal, two bronze Stars, and the Army Commendation Medal. He began his career in public service as a state representative, serving from 1972 to 1986. In 1983 and 1985, he was elected speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. Hayden was elected Kansas Governor in 1986. After leaving office in 1991, President George Herbert Walker Bush named Hayden to be the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife. From 1993 to 2001, Hayden served as President and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association. In 2002, he returned to Kansas to accept a position as Secretary of Wildlife and Parks.

Date: June 1989

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Item Number: 215673
Call Number: B Hayden, John Michael *23
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 215673

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