Charles Curtis (1860-1936) —
also known as "Square Shooter"; "The
of Topeka, Shawnee
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,
President of the United States, 1929-33; defeated, 1932.
French, and Kansa/Osage
Died of a heart
attack, in Washington,
8, 1936 (age 76 years, 14
Interment at Topeka
Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
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