John Anderson Jr. - Olathe, Ks
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 53.037 W 094° 49.071
15S E 342326 N 4305468
This bronze plaque on a concrete and stone plinth is located in Olathe Civic Park - 250 E Santa Fe in Olathe, Ks.
Waymark Code: WMVZC6
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 06/15/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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This bronze plaque on a concrete and stone plinth is located in Olathe Civic Park. The plaque is approximately 3 and 1/2 feet off the ground. The pictures of both John Anderson Jr and of the old Johnson County Courthouse - both are in low relief. I believe this marker was set by the City of Olathe.

(Portrait of John Anderson Jr)
Governor of Kansas
1961   1965
(picture of Old Johnson County Courthouse)

- Marker Text

John Anderson Jr. (May 8, 1917 – September 15, 2014) was the 36th Governor of Kansas having served from 1961 until 1965.

Anderson was ready for bigger ambitions and entered the race for the office of Governor in the election of that year. He defeated the Democratic incumbent, George Docking, 511,534 to 402,261 (the Prohibition candidate received 8,727). In keeping with his tradition for winning elections in pairs, Anderson also won the 1962 Gubernatorial election. Anderson became the first governor of Kansas to occupy Cedar Crest which had just been renovated at a cost of one hundred thousand dollars.

- Wikipedia

Marker Name: John Anderson Jr.

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
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Marker Location: Johnson

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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