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Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Building and Loan Conference applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Building and Loan Conference applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment for the Building and Loan Conference. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, hail insurance deduction

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, hail insurance deduction
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to insurance rates from hail damage to farms and homes in Western Kansas. Correspondence included in the file reflects campaign financial support by constituents depending on the outcome of the Governor's reponse to their cases. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, insurance

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, insurance
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to insurance. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, insurance rates

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, insurance rates
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to reduced insurance rates in Kansas. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Kathleen Sebelius

Governor Kathleen Sebelius
Date: Between 2000 and 2006
Kansas Governor Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and served from 1987 to 1994. In 1994 she successfully ran for state insurance commissioner and became the first Democrat to hold that office in at least 100 years. Sebelius became the second female governor in 2002, when she was elected the forty-fourth Governor of Kansas. She served from January 3, 2003 to April 28, 2009. During her tenure, capital punishment laws were declared unconstitutional by the Kansas Supreme Court and a concealed carry bill was passed into law. On April 28, 2009, the U.S. Senate confirmed her as the 21st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Insurance Business Not State Business

Insurance Business Not State Business
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: February 9 and 12, 1915
This correspondence between H.H. Hackney and Governor Capper discusses a bill where Kansas would become part of the Insurance business. Both writers agree that the State should not become part of Insurance business; but the business needs regulation. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Sandy Praeger

Sandy Praeger
Date: Between 2006 and 2007
This is a color photograph of Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner. She was first elected to the office on November 2, 2002 and reelected on November 7, 2006. Commissioner Praeger is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and 90,000 agents licensed to do business in the state. Commissioner Praeger is the most immediate Past President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. She serves as Chair of the Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, Vice Chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors and a member of other NAIC Committees. She was elected previously to the Kansas Senate in 1992, 1996, and 2000, and before that served one term in the Kansas House of Representatives. While in the legislature, she worked to gain passage of patient protection laws, external review of health plans and insurance, and the Kansas expansion of children's health insurance. Commissioner Praeger is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She lives in Lawrence with her husband Dr. Mark Praeger, where she is active in several community organizations.


Twenty-two Club

Twenty-two Club
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence from Carey J. Wilson, Superintendent of Insurance, and replies from Governor Capper's office regarding the Twenty-Two Club. The Twenty-Two Club was an insurance scheme where customers purchased fake health insurance benefits. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Wiliam Craw Webb

Wiliam Craw Webb
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
This black and white portrait shows William Craw Webb, (1824-1898). Webb served as a county attorney, and judge to the eleventh judicial and superior court of Shawnee County. His career as a public servant also included tenure as Kansas' Superintendent of Insurance and clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court, (1871-1878). Webb was actively involved in politics, and served as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from (1870-1871). In 1890, he was re-elected to the Kansas House of Representatives to serve the forty-first district of Shawnee County.


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.


William Craw Webb

William Craw Webb
Date: 1880s
This black and white photograph, taken from the photograph panel of the Topeka Bar Association, shows William Craw Webb (1824-1898). Webb served as a county attorney, a judge to the eleventh judicial district, and a judge to the superior court of Shawnee County. His career as a public servant included a tenure as Kansas' Superintendent of Insurance and clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court (1871-1878). Webb was also active in politics and served as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1870 and 1871. In 1890, he was elected as a Republican from the forty-first district of Shawnee County to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives.


Willliam Craw Webb

Willliam Craw Webb
Creator: Snyder's Art Gallery
Date: Between 1890 and 1898
This cabinet card shows William Craw Webb, (1824-1898). Webb served as a county attorney, judge to the eleventh judicial district, and superior court of Shawnee County. His career as a public servant also included tenure as Kansas' Superintendent of Insurance and clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court, (1871-1878). Webb was actively involved in politics. He served as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from, (1870-1871). In 1890, Webb was re-elected to the Kansas and House of Representatives to serve the forty-first district of Shawnee County.


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