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French ancestry Politicians in Kansas

  Charles Curtis (1860-1936) — also known as "Square Shooter"; "The Whisperer" — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in a log cabin at Eugene (now part of Topeka), Shawnee County, Kan., January 25, 1860; his mother was one-quarter blood Kansa/Osage Indian. Republican. Lawyer; Shawnee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1884-88; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1893-1907 (4th District 1893-99, 1st District 1899-1907); resigned 1907; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1907-13, 1915-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1924, 1928; Vice President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932. Protestant. English, French, and Kansa/Osage Indian ancestry. Died of a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., February 8, 1936 (age 76 years, 14 days). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Oren A. Curtis and Helen (Pappan) Curtis; married, November 27, 1884, to Annie E. Baird (1861-1924); father of Leona Curtis Knight (1888?-?); third great-grandson of "White Hair" Pawhuska (Great Osage chief for whom Pawhuska, Okla. is named).
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