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Edward Ferdinand Arn

Edward Ferdinand Arn
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: Between 1951 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998). A lawyer and World War II veteran, Arn began his career in politics when he was elected as Attorney General of Kansas from 1947 to 1949. The following year, 1950, he was appointed justice of the Kansas State Supreme Court, (1949-1950). That same year in November, Arn was elected the thirty-second Governor of Kansas and served two terms from 1951 to 1955. During his administration several government agencies were established including the Kansas Turnpike Authority, the State Grain Commission, and the Kansas Veteran's Commission.


Edward Ferdinand Arn

Edward Ferdinand Arn
Creator: Kansas Division of Economic Development
Date: Between 1951 and 1955
This is a black and white photograph of Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998). A lawyer and World War II veteran, Arn began his career in politics when he was elected Attorney General of Kansas from 1947 to 1949. The following year he was appointed justice of the Kansas State Supreme Court from 1949 to 1950. In November of 1950, Arn was elected the thirty-second Governor of Kansas and served two terms from 1951to 1955. During his administration several government agencies were established including the Kansas Turnpike Authority, the State Grain Commission, and the Kansas Veteran's Commission.


Edward Ferdinand Arn

Edward Ferdinand Arn
Date: Between 1951 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998). A lawyer and World War II veteran, Arn began his career in politics when he was elected Attorney General of Kansas from 1949 to 1950. In November 1950, Arn was elected the thirty-second Governor of Kansas and served two term from 1951 to 1955. During his administration several government agencies were established including the Kansas Turnpike Association, the State Grain Commission, and the Kansas Veteran's Commission.


Governor Edward Arn's statement on dams

Governor Edward Arn's statement on dams
Creator: Arn, Edward F., 1906-1998
Date: 1952
This statement by Governor Arn was delivered to the U. S. Congress in 1952 on his behalf by Maurice Fager. It identifies the extent of recent (1951) flood damage in Kansas and the need for flood control. The document proposes the "immediate start of the Tuttle Creek Reservoir."


Governor Edward Arn, correspondence files, box 57

Governor Edward Arn, correspondence files, box 57
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1951-1955 : Arn)
Date: September 1951-January 1955
These folders contain correspondence subject files with Governor Arn, the thirty-second governor of Kansas, serving from January 8, 1951 to January 10, 1955. Subjects in this box include floods, federal assistance, domestic emergency assistance and situation report, and Fort Hays State College. Starting on July 13, 1951, one of the most costly floods in Kansas' history swept down the Kansas River valley into the Missouri River basin. The Kansas River valley had flooded before but not with this magnitude and damage. During the period of July 9-13, some areas in the Kansas River basin received 18.5 inches of rain. The eastern half of the basin averaged 8 inches.


Governor Edward Arn, correspondence files, box 58

Governor Edward Arn, correspondence files, box 58
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1951-1955 : Arn)
Date: January 1951-January 1955
These folders contain correspondence subject files with Governor Arn, the thirty-second governor of Kansas, serving from January 8, 1951 to January 10, 1955. Some subjects included are flood, flood control and the disaster relief committee. Starting on July 13, 1951, one of the most costly floods in Kansas' history swept down the Kansas River valley into the Missouri River basin. The Kansas River valley had flooded before but not with this magnitude and damage. During the period of July 9-13, some areas in the Kansas River basin received 18.5 inches of rain. The eastern half of the basin averaged 8 inches. T


Governor Edward Arn, correspondence files, box 59

Governor Edward Arn, correspondence files, box 59
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1951-1955 : Arn)
Date: January 1951-January 1955
These folders contain correspondence subject files with Governor Edward Arn. Some subjects included are flood, Big Creek Watershed Association, Strawn Dam, Toronto Dam, and the Tuttle Creek Dam. Starting on July 13, 1951, one of the most costly floods in Kansas' history swept down the Kansas River valley into the Missouri River basin. The Kansas River valley had flooded before but not with this magnitude and damage. During the period of July 9-13, some areas in the Kansas River basin received 18.5 inches of rain. The eastern half of the basin averaged 8 inches.


Governor Edward Arn correspondence, subject files

Governor Edward Arn correspondence, subject files
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1951-1955 : Arn)
Date: July 1951-September 1951
These folders contain correspondence subject files with Governor Arn. The subject of this box is floods. Starting on July 13, 1951, one of the most costly floods in Kansas' history swept down the Kansas River valley into the Missouri River basin. The Kansas River valley had flooded before but not with this magnitude and damage. During the period of July 9-13, some areas in the Kansas River basin received 18.5 inches of rain. The eastern half of the basin averaged 8 inches.


Governor Edward Arn correspondence, subject files

Governor Edward Arn correspondence, subject files
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1951-1955 : Arn)
Date: January 1951-January 1955
These folders contain correspondence subject files with Governor Arn. Some subjects included are drought, federal and state relations, flags, and flood.


 Kansas House of Representatives ,1951

Kansas House of Representatives ,1951
Date: 1951
This black and white legislative panel shows members of the Kansas House of Representatives. Edward F. Arn was governor and Lawrence Gibson was speaker of the house. Notable members are William H. Avery, representing District 58, and Robert Dole, representing District 81.


Ruby M. Johnson to Governor Edward F. Arn

Ruby M. Johnson to Governor Edward F. Arn
Creator: Johnson, Ruby M.
Date: July 12, 1951
Farmer Ruby M. Johnson of Randolph, Kansas, writes Governor Edward F. Arn of Topeka, Kansas, concerning flood control on the Kansas River and its tributaries. The 1951 flooding of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and their tributaries resulted in one of the most devastating natural disasters to strike the Midwest. The flood lent support to the Pick-Sloan plan authorized by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1944. The plan called for a series of large dams and levees on rivers in the Missouri River basin. Many farmers opposed building large dams and reservoirs, favoring control through small dams and conservation practices. Mr. Johnson challenges the arguments of General Lewis A Pick, Chief of Army Engineers, on the effectiveness of the proposed Tuttle Creek dam north of Manhattan (Riley County). Mr. Johnson's farm was located within the bounds of the proposed Tuttle Creek reservoir and he protests the government's efforts to remove farmers from this area.


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