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Senate Service
Longest Service (24 years or more):
Arthur Capper
Robert J. Dole
 
Kansas Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions
Senate President (U.S. Vice President): Charles Curtis

President Pro Tempore: John J. Ingalls, Charles Curtis

Majority Leader/Minority Leader: Charles Curtis, Robert J. Dole

Republican Conference Chairman: Charles Curtis

Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:

Agriculture: Arthur Capper

Finance: Robert J. Dole

Labor and Human Resources: Nancy Landon Kassebaum

Post Office & Civil Service: Frank Carlson
Kansas Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection
Statuary: James Ingalls by Charles H. Niehaus (Statuary Hall); Dwight D. Eisenhower by Jim Brothers (Rotunda)

Busts:

Vice President's Collection: Charles Curtis by Moses Dykaar (Senate wing, second floor, east corridor).
Portraits:Bob Dole, by Everett Raymond Kinstler (Senate Lobby).

Unusual Facts
Although a select committee of the U.S. Senate cleared him of all charges, Samuel C. Pomeroy lost renomination to a third term in 1873, when several legislators accused him of bribing state assembly delegates for their votes in his previous elections to the Senate. Pomeroy served the remainder of his term, until March 3, 1873.

Arthur Capper, who served for two consecutive terms as governor of Kansas, served five consecutive terms in the Senate. He was the first native-born Kansan to win election to either office.

 
  

Statuary Hall Collection

The National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol has statues donated by individual states.  Learn more about your state's statues.

Architect's Statuary Hall Web page


State Resources Web Sites

The Library of Congress maintains a State and Local Government Resource Page.

State election results must be certified by the State's Secretary.  The National Association of Secretaries of State maintains a list of their websites.