Frank L. Hagaman
|Frank Leslie Hagaman|
|31st Governor of Kansas|
November 28, 1950 – January 8, 1951
|Preceded by||Frank Carlson|
|Succeeded by||Edward F. Arn|
|Born||June 1, 1894
|Died||June 23, 1966 (aged 72)
Kansas City, Kansas
|Spouse(s)||Elisabeth Blair Sutton|
Frank Leslie Hagaman was born in Bushnell, Illinois to Frank and Hattie Hagaman. The family moved first to Kansas City, Missouri, and later to Rosedale, Kansas. After graduating from Rosedale High School, Hagaman worked as a shipping clerk and would later graduate from the University of Kansas. He earned his J.D. in 1921 from the George Washington University School of Law.
In 1920 he married Elizabeth Sutton of Russell, Kansas. In 1921, he went on to receive an education in law at the George Washington University Law School, in Washington, D.C. He then returned to Kansas to establish his law practice in Wyandotte County, where he worked as the Assistant County Assessor.
Hagaman was elected to be the Johnson County representative to the state legislature, first in 1939, and was re-elected two more times. In 1948 he was elected Lieutenant Governor under Governor Frank Carlson.
Hagaman entered the Governor's Office when Governor Frank Carlson replaced Senator Harry Darby in the United States Senate. His term in office lasted only forty-one days until he was replaced by Edward Arn.
- "Hagaman's tenure as governor of Kansas was what one might call a caretaker administration. During his time in office, a time when the legislature was not in session, Hagaman concentrated almost exclusively on the budget. In an unprecedented move, Governor Hagaman invited Governor-elect Edward Arn to budget hearings. Arn was the man to whom Hagaman lost the party nomination, during the primary election."
After losing the bid for Republican Party nomination as governor, Hagaman returned to his law practice in Fairway, Kansas. His legal practice allowed him to argue cases in courts in Kansas, Missouri and the United States Supreme Court.
- Kansas Office of the Lieutenant Governor 
- Kansas State Historical Society 
- National Governor's Association 
- Political Graveyard, The 
- Frank L. Hagaman at Find a Grave