Alf Landon

1887 - 1987

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Alfred Mossman Landon (September 9, 1887 – October 12, 1987) was an American oilman and politician who served as the 26th governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937. A member of the Republican Party, he was the party's nominee in the 1936 presidential election, and was defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, Landon spent most of his childhood in Marietta, Ohio, before moving to Kansas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alf Landon has received more than 733,037 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Alf Landon is the 12,410th most popular politician (down from 11,206th in 2019), the 6,272nd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,823rd in 2019) and the 392nd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Alf Landon ranks 12,410 out of 15,710Before him are Sandra Kalniete, Gérard Collomb, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Nicanor Duarte, Susana Higuchi, and Tang Jiaxuan. After him are Ramón Barros Luco, Urho Castrén, Agum III, Juan Mora Fernández, Lazarus Salii, and Pik Botha.

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Among people born in 1887, Alf Landon ranks 181Before him are Joseph Orbeli, Armen Ohanian, Igor Severyanin, Reginald Owen, Sigrid Fick, and Jamini Roy. After him are Carl Blegen, Edith Sitwell, Govind Ballabh Pant, Adriaan Fokker, Jacob L. Devers, and Albert Gutterson. Among people deceased in 1987, Alf Landon ranks 163Before him are Franjo Wölfl, František Šafránek, J. Lawton Collins, C. L. Moore, Hans Gál, and Paul Butterfield. After him are Galo Plaza, Joseph Höffner, Uwe Barschel, John Hammond, Igor Ilyinsky, and Julien Darui.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alf Landon ranks 6,272 out of 15,968Before him are Pepper Adams (1930), Washington Allston (1779), Ninja (1991), Mary Anderson (1918), Ralph Towner (1940), and Bonnie Raitt (1949). After him are Anne Revere (1903), Frank Foss (1895), Nancy Chodorow (1944), James B. Conant (1893), David A. R. White (1970), and Bonnie Bartlett (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Alf Landon ranks 392Before him are John M. Clayton (1796), John Armstrong Jr. (1758), James Brady (1940), Gaylord Nelson (1916), Henry Lee III (1756), and Timothy Pickering (1745). After him are Richard H. Truly (1937), Eugene McCarthy (1916), Emily Donelson (1807), Galo Plaza (1906), Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737), and John W. Foster (1836).