BROWNBACK, Sam Dale (1956-)

BROWNBACK, SAM DALE, a Representative and a Senator from Kansas; born in Garnett, Kans., September 12, 1956; grew up on his family's farm near Parker, Kans., and graduated from Prairie View High School, Linn County, Kans.; graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans., in 1979; received law degree from University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1982; administrator, broadcaster, teacher, attorney and author; Kansas Secretary of Agriculture 1986-1993; White House Fellow detailed to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1990-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth Congress and began serving January 3, 1995; not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1996, but was elected to the United States Senate in a special election on November 5, 1996, to the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1999, left vacant by the resignation of Robert Dole; resigned from the House of Representatives on November 27, 1996, retroactive to November 7, 1996, when his Senate service began; reelected in 1998 and again in 2004, and served from November 7, 1996, to January 3, 2011; was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2010; elected governor of Kansas in 2010, and took the oath of office on January 10, 2011.

Kansas State Historical Society

Topeka, KS
Papers: Senatorial papers.

  • Brownback, Sam. Kansas Agricultural Law. Topeka, Kans.: Lone Tree Publishing Company, 1994 (2d ed.).
  • ___, with Jim Nelson Black, From Power to Purpose: A Remarkable Journey of Faith and Compassion. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Sam Brownback, United States Congressman, 1995-1996, United States Senator, 1996-2011. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012.