KASSEBAUM, Nancy Landon (1932-)

KASSEBAUM, NANCY LANDON, (wife of Howard Henry Baker, Jr., now Nancy Kassebaum Baker), a Senator from Kansas; born in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kans., July 29, 1932; attended the public schools of Topeka, Kans.; graduated, University of Kansas 1954; received a graduate degree from the University of Michigan 1956; radio station executive, Wichita, Kans.; member, Kansas governmental ethics commission 1975-1976; member, Kansas committee for the humanities 1975-1979; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, November 7, 1978, for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 23, 1978, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James B. Pearson, for the term ending January 3, 1979; reelected in 1984 and again in 1990 and served from December 23, 1978, to January 3, 1997; not a candidate for reelection in 1996; chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources (One Hundred Fourth Congress).

Kansas State Historical Society
Lawrence, KS
Papers: 1979-1996. Ca. 659 cubic feet. Records of service in the Senate including alphabetical, general and department (federal agency), subject, grant notification, constituent service, and education subcommittee-related correspondence; newsletters, news releases, clippings, and other press files; scheduling and other administrative records; speeches; files of legislative assistants on a wide variety of topics; and records relating to daily activities, sponsored legislation, and voting record. Major subjects represented in the papers include women's and children's issues, foreign policy and African affairs, education, and health care reform. Finding aid.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: Correspondence in Iantha Powrie LeVander papers, 1947-1990. Finding aid.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983. Finding aid.

  • Kaptur, Marcy. "Nancy Landon Kassebaum." In Women of Congress: A Twentieth Century Odyssey, pp. 195-203. Washington: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1996.
  • Kassebaum, Nancy Landon. "To Form a More Perfect Union.''Presidential Studies Quarterly 18 (Spring 1988): 241-49.
  • "Nancy Landon Kassebaum," 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.
  • Marshall-White, Eleanor. Women, Catalysts for Change: Interpretive Biographies of Shirley St. Hill Chisholm, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Nancy Landon Kassebaum. New York: Vantage Press, 1991.