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Carlin for governor campaign brochure

Carlin for governor campaign brochure
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: 1978
This brochure is from John Carlin's first gubernatorial campaign, in 1978, against Governor Robert Bennett. The brochure includes a brief biographical sketch of Carlin, quotations that Kansas government needs to be more responsive to citizens, and statements claiming that his opponent, has raised property taxes too much. Carlin went on to defeat Governor Bennet in the November general election.


Governor John Carlin

Governor John Carlin
Date: January 08, 1979
This is a photograph of Governor John Carlin at his inaugural ceremony at the Topeka Auditorium in Topeka, Kansas. Former Governor Robert Bennett is also shown in the photo.


Governor Robert Bennett draft of address to the 1978 Kansas Legislature

Governor Robert Bennett draft of address to the 1978 Kansas Legislature
Creator: Bennett, Robert F. (Robert Frederick), 1927-
Date: December 15, 1977
Governor Robert F. Bennett of Topeka, Kansas works on a first draft of his annual address to the Kansas Legislature. This excerpt of his draft concerns state population trends. Governor Bennett claims that in 1975-1976 more people moved to Kansas than left it, reversing a consistent trend of out-migration since 1900. The Governor's first draft includes seven paragraphs on the subject of population while the finished address includes only four sentences.


Kansas Governor Robert Frederick Bennett

Kansas Governor Robert Frederick Bennett
Creator: Blake Studio Royal
Date: Between 1974 and 1979
This is a photograph showing Kansas Governor Robert Frederick Bennett seated in the Senate president's chair. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 23, 1927. Bennett practiced law in Johnson County, Kansas, and held several local offices before winning election to the state senate in 1964. He was president of the Senate when he won the Republican Party's 1974 gubernatorial nomination and the subsequent general election. This was the first election in which candidates for Kansas governor and lieutenant governor ran as a team and were elected to a four-year term rather than the traditional two-year terms. Bennett was an unsuccessful candidate for a second term in 1978. Afterwards Bennett returned to his Johnson County law firm and home where he died on October 9, 2000.


Kansas Governor Robert Frederick Bennett in a committee meeting

Kansas Governor Robert Frederick Bennett in a committee meeting
Date: Between 1974 and 1979
This is a photograph showing Kansas Governor Robert Frederick Bennett (far right), in a committee meeting. Across the table is Richard Dean Rogers, a member of the Kansas State Senate from 1968 to 1975. On July 15, 1975, Rogers was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Bennett was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 23, 1927 and practiced law in Johnson County, Kansas. He held several local offices before winning election to the state senate in 1964. He was president of the senate when he won the Republican Party's 1974 gubernatorial nomination and the subsequent general election. This was the first election in which candidates for Kansas governor and lieutenant governor ran as a team and were elected to a four-year term instead of the traditional two-year terms. Bennett was an unsuccessful candidate for a second term in 1978. Afterwards, Bennett returned to his Johnson County law firm and home, where he died on October 9, 2000.


Kassebaum, Bennett win for GOP

Kassebaum, Bennett win for GOP
Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: November 8, 1978
The Topeka Daily Capital printed an early projection of the Kansas governor's race between Republican incumbent Robert Bennett and Democratic hopeful John Carlin, who was Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. As this issue shows, the paper called the race for Bennett initially and ran headlines and articles declaring Bennett the winner. John Carlin actually won the election becoming the state's fortieth governor.


Menninger Clinic plaque in Topeka, Kansas

Menninger Clinic plaque in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1975
Governor Robert Bennett unveils a plaque at the rededication of the Menninger Clinic building during their fiftieth anniversary celebration. This photograph shows the National Register of Historic Places plaque placed on the original Menninger Clinic building, a farmhouse purchased in 1925 and remodeled to serve for inpatient treatment.


Messages from our governor

Messages from our governor
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas.


Nancy Landon Kassebaum and Republican politicians, Topeka, Kansas

Nancy Landon Kassebaum and Republican politicians, Topeka, Kansas
Date: October 24, 1978
These six black and white photographs show a reception for Nancy Landon Kassebaum's induction to the United State Senate (1978-1997) in Topeka, Kansas. Kassebaum was the first elected female to the Senate. Notable individuals identified in the pictures is President Gerald Ford, Alfred M. Landon, Senator Bob Dole, and Kansas Governor Robert F. Bennett.


Nancy Landon Kassebaum with other Republican politicians, Topeka, Kansas

Nancy Landon Kassebaum with other Republican politicians, Topeka, Kansas
Date: October 24, 1978
These five black and white photographs show a reception for Nancy Landon Kassebaum's induction to the United State Senate, (1978-1997), in Topeka, Kansas. The first photograph shows Kansas Governor Robert Bennett. While images two and three show U.S Senator from Kansas Bob Dole. The third photograph shows from left to right: the thirty-eighth President of the United States Gerald Ford, First Lady of Kansas Olivia Bennett, and U.S. House of Representative from Kansas, Larry Winn. The fourth image shows the people standing during President Ford's introduction.


Past presidents of the Kansas State Senate

Past presidents of the Kansas State Senate
Date: 1975
A photograph of past presidents of the Kansas State Senate, (left to right): Glee Smith, Bob Bennett, Richard Rogers, Bob Talkington, Bud Burk, and Dick Bond.


President Gerald Ford at a reception for Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Topeka, Kansas

President Gerald Ford at a reception for Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Topeka, Kansas
Date: October 24, 1978
These five black and white photographs show a reception for Nancy Landon Kassebaum's induction to the United State Senate (1978-1997), in Topeka, Kansas. Kassebaum was the first elected female to the Senate. Notable individuals identified in the pictures is thirty-eighth President of the United States Gerald Ford, First Lady of Kansas Olivia Bennett, U.S House of Representative from Kansas Larry Winn, and Kansas Governor Robert Bennett.


Re-elect Governor Bennett

Re-elect Governor Bennett
Date: 1978
This political campaign brochure promotes the re-election of Governor Robert Bennett and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Larry Montgomery. Governor Bennett reminds voters through his political slogan, "doing what Kansans want done", that he has held the line on taxes, strengthened the state's economy, advocated on the behalf of farmers, and worked to ensure the safety for all citizens of the state. Democratic challenger John Carlin defeated Bennett in the November general election.


Richard Dean Rogers and Robert F. Bennett

Richard Dean Rogers and Robert F. Bennett
Date: Between 1970 and 1975
This photograph shows Richard Dean Rogers at the podium with Governor Robert Bennet sitting next to him speaking to a group in Kansas.


Stock

Stock
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 27, 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. The ad argues that it is a conflict of interest for a governor to own stock in a state regulated utility. Produced by Stan Emerson for the Emerson ad agency and WTSB-TV Productions. The ad was sponsored by Kansans for Carlin.


Topeka statehouse press corps with Governor Robert Bennett

Topeka statehouse press corps with Governor Robert Bennett
Date: January 1979
This is a photograph showing Governor Robert Bennett posed with members of the statehouse press corps. The photograph was taken when Governor Robert Bennett was leaving office.


Utility rates

Utility rates
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 27, 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. The ad argues that rising utility bills in Kansas are due to Governor Robert Bennett's ownership of utility stock. Produced by Stan Emerson for the Emerson ad agency and WTSB-TV Productions. The ad was sponsored by Kansans for Carlin.


Waste

Waste
Creator: Carlin, John William, 1940-
Date: October 23, 1978
A television campaign advertisement supporting John Carlin as the Democratic candidate for the governor of Kansas. The ad argues that Governor Robert Bennett has wasted taxpayer dollars by increasing state government spending. Directed by HLS. Produced by Stan Emerson for the Emerson ad agency and KTSB-TV Productions. The ad was sponsored by Kansans for Carlin.


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