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Andrew Frank SCHOEPPEL

(1894-1962)
Senate Years of Service:
1949-1962
Party:
Republican

SCHOEPPEL, Andrew Frank, a Senator from Kansas; born on a farm in Barton County, near Chaflin, Kans., November 23, 1894; attended the district schools in Ness County; attended the University of Kansas 1916-1918; left school during the First World War and enlisted in the Naval Air Service; following the armistice entered the University of Nebraska Law School and graduated in 1922; admitted to the Kansas bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Ness City, Kans.; county attorney of Ness County; mayor of Ness City; chairman of the Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas 1939-1942; Governor of Kansas 1943-1947; practiced law in Wichita, Kans.; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954 and 1960 and served from January 3, 1949, until his death in the naval hospital at Bethesda, Md., January 21, 1962; interment in Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Kans.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Koppes, Clayton. “Oscar L. Chapman and McCarthyism.” Colorado Magazine 56 (Winter-Spring 1979): 35-44; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 87th Cong., 2nd sess., 1962. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1962.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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