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Bill Graves Governor of Kansas, Governor '98

Bill Graves Governor of Kansas, Governor '98
Date: August 04, 1998
This political brochure promotes Governor Bill Graves as the Republican candidate for the August 4, 1998 gubernatorial primary. The brochure features images, a brief biographical sketch and major accomplishments from his first administration. Graves also reminds voters to compare his political record to that of his challenger. Graves defeated David Miller, former Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party.


Bob Dole to Governor William Graves

Bob Dole to Governor William Graves
Date: June 11, 1996
A letter from Bob Dole resigning his office of United States Senator. Dole had served in that position from 1969-1996.


Comprehensive Transportation Program, House Bill No. 2017, signed by Governor William Graves

Comprehensive Transportation Program, House Bill No. 2017, signed by Governor William Graves
Date: May 10, 1999
This is Comprehensive Transportation Program, House Bill No. 2071 signed by Governor William Graves. Graves signed the historic 10-year, $13-billion comprehensive transportation program into law improving highways,railroad infrastructure, airports, and public transit service in Kansas. The framed copy includes a note to E. Dean Carlson and the ceremonial pen. Carlson led the Kansas Department of Transportation for all eight years of the Graves administration.


Governor Bill Graves interview

Governor Bill Graves interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: February 13, 2004
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor William Preston "Bill" Graves discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 9, 1995 to January 13, 2003. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below.


Governor Graves signing the Comprehensive Transportation Program bill

Governor Graves signing the Comprehensive Transportation Program bill
Creator: Kansas Dept. of Transporation
Date: May 10, 1999
This is a photograph showing Governor Graves signing the Comprehensive Transportation Program bill into law in Paola, Kansas. It provided a total of $12.6 billion over ten years from a combination of bonds, taxes, and reallocation of funds. Secretary of Transportation E. Dean Carlson is pictured behind the Governor. Carlson, from Nebraska, retired from a thirty-six-year career with the Federal Highway Administration and was hired by Governor Graves to lead the Kansas Department of Transportation. To the left of Governor Graves is Senator Nick Jordan and Senator Robert Tyson. To his right is Secretary Dean Carlson, Senator Karen s. Brownlee and Representative Jene Vickrey.


Governor Joan Finney's inauguration at the Kansas capitol in Topeka, Kansas

Governor Joan Finney's inauguration at the Kansas capitol in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Johnson, Janice L
Date: January 1991
This group of 29 photographs show Governor Joan Finney's inauguration at the Kansas capitol in Topeka, Kansas. Other political officers captured in the photograph is Kansas Attorney General Robert Stephan, Kansas Secretary of State Bill Graves, Lieutenant Governor James Francisco and former Governor Michael Hayden.


Governor William "Bill" Preston Graves

Governor William "Bill" Preston Graves
Date: Between 1995 and 2000
Two color slides showing Governor Bill Graves sitting at his desk in the capitol. Bill Graves was Kansas' 43rd governor. Born January 9, 1953 in Salina, Graves was first elected into public office as Kansas Secretary of State in 1990 and served five years. In 1995, he was elected governor and served two terms. After leaving the governor's office, he accepted a position as President of the American Trucking Association.


Governor William "Bill" Preston Graves

Governor William "Bill" Preston Graves
Date: Between 1995 and 2003
Two portraits showing William "Bill" Preston Graves who was first served in public office as Secretary of State of Kansas from 1987 to 1995. In 1994, he was elected the forty third Governor of Kansas and became one of the youngest Governors in Kansas history at the age of forty-one. Graves easily won re-election in 1998 by one of the largest margins of victory in a Kansas gubernatorial race. During his tenure, the largest tax cut in state history was passed into law and many state services were streamlined or privatized.


Governor William "Bill" Preston Graves

Governor William "Bill" Preston Graves
Date: Between 1995 and 2003
A portrait of William "Bill" Preston Graves who was first served in public office as Secretary of State of Kansas from 1987 to 1995. In 1994, he was elected the forty third Governor of Kansas and became one of the youngest Governors in Kansas history at the age of forty-one. Graves easily won re-election in 1998 by one of the largest margins of victory in a Kansas gubernatorial race. During his tenure, the largest tax cut in state history was passed into law and many state services were streamlined or privatized.


Governor William Graves evolution received correspondence

Governor William Graves evolution received correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1995-2003 : Graves)
Date: 1999
William Graves compiled this series of correspondence on the teaching of evolution in public schools from letters he received in 1999 while governor of Kansas. The letters are responding to an April 1999 decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to remove evolution from Kansas teaching standards. Out of the hundreds of letters Graves' office received on this topic, he destroyed all but thirty. Copies of related articles and editorials from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and the Oregonian sent with the correspondence have not been included here due to copyright restrictions.


Graves, Frahm, Governor '94

Graves, Frahm, Governor '94
Date: 1994
This political brochure promotes Governor Bill Graves and Sheila Frahm as the Republican candidates for Kansas Governor and Lt. Governor. The brochure features images, a brief biographical sketch, and quotes from leaders within the Republican Party endorsing the candidates' leadership skills. In the November general election Graves and Frahm defeated Democratic challenger Jim Slattery and his running mate Carol Sader.


John L. Minck to the Kansas Board of Education

John L. Minck to the Kansas Board of Education
Creator: Minck, John L.
Date: August 24, 1999
John L. Minck of Palo Alto, California, writes the Kansas Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, concerning the Board's decision to remove the teaching of evolution from the state's science curriculum. Minck claims that a narrow-minded, conservative Christian worldview typifies the mindset of most Kansans. He argues that this mindset will undermine the intellectual development of Kansas children and impede their professional development as adults. Minck sent a copy of his letter to Governor Bill Graves. The April 1999 decision of the Kansas Board of Education reflects a broader movement by advocates of "intelligent design" to alter standards for science curriculum in public schools. This issue is also part of a broader national debate on the role of religion in public schools. The entire file of correspondence on the evolution debate from Governor Graves' office is available on Kansas Memory as unit 221202.


Kansas Day 94

Kansas Day 94
Date: January 28, 1994
This card issued by Bill and Linda Graves invites fellow Kansans to join them for a "Kansas Celebration" to reflect on the solid beliefs, actions and understandings that makes the state rich in tradition on its 133rd anniversary of statehood.


Official Kansas state railroad map

Official Kansas state railroad map
Creator: Kansas. State Corporation Commission
Date: 1996
This is the official Kansas state railroad map for the year 1996.


Topeka statehouse press corps with Governor William Graves

Topeka statehouse press corps with Governor William Graves
Date: January 1999
This is a photograph showing Governor William "Bill" Graves with members of the statehouse press corps. The photograph was taken when Governor Graves was finishing his first term in office.


William "Bill" Preston Graves, Kansas Governor

William "Bill" Preston Graves, Kansas Governor
Date: April 20, 1998
Three photographs showing Governor William "Bill" Preston Graves signing SB 424 at the Topeka YWCA day-care center. The bill created a new health insurance program for low income children. Standing behind and beside Graves are: Cimone and Jory, children from the day-care center; Representative Nancy Kirk; Kathleen Sebelius, Insurance Commissioner; Janet Schalansky, Social Rehabilitation Services Deputy Secretary; and Senator Marge Petty.


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