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A portrait of Governor Mark V. Parkinson who was born in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from Wichita Heights High School, Wichita State University and University of Kansas Law School. After graduating from law school, Parkinson entered private practice, forming Parkinson, Foth & Orrick. In 1996, Parkinson left his law practice to develop elder care facilities. Parkinson entered Kansas politics as a Republican in 1990. He served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1991 to 1992 and the Kansas Senate from 1993 to 1997. From 1999 to 2003 he was Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party. In May 2006, Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, announced that Parkinson had switched parties and was her running mate for her reelection. In March 2009, President Obama selected Governor Sebelius as his nominee for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sebelius resigned following her confirmation April 28, 2009, and Parkinson was sworn in as Governor of Kansas the same day. He decided not to run for another term and left office on January 10, 2011.

Date: 2009

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Item Number: 223578
Call Number: B Parkinson, Mark V. *15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223578

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