FRAHM, Sheila (1945-)

FRAHM, SHEILA, a Senator from Kansas; born Sheila Sloan, March 22, 1945, in Colby, Thomas County, Kans.; graduated from Colby High School 1963; received Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Hays State University 1967; attended University of Texas at Austin; chairman, Colby Public Schools Board of Education; chairman, Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center Board of Education; appointed to Kansas State Board of Education 1985, elected 1986, vice-chairman in 1987; elected to the Kansas senate in 1988; reelected in 1990 and 1992; elected majority leader in 1993; elected Lieutenant Governor of Kansas in 1994; appointed Kansas Secretary of Administration 1995; appointed on June 11, 1996, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Dole and served from June 11, 1996, to November 5, 1996, when a successor to the full term was elected; unsuccessful candidate for election to the remainder of the appointed term in 1996; executive director, Kansas Association of Community College Trustees 1997-; is a resident of Colby, Kans.

  • "Sheila Frahm," in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.