John W. Carlin

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John Carlin
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40th Governor of Kansas
In office
January 8, 1979 – January 12, 1987
Lieutenant Paul Dugan
Thomas Docking
Preceded by Robert F. Bennett
Succeeded by Mike Hayden
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
1984–1985
Preceded by James R. Thompson
Succeeded by Lamar Alexander
8th Archivist of the United States
In office
May 30, 1995 – February 15, 2005
Preceded by Trudy Huskamp Peterson
Succeeded by Allen Weinstein
Personal details
Born John William Carlin
(1940-08-03) August 3, 1940 (age 74)
Salina, Kansas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ramona Lenore Hawkinson
Karen Bigsby Hurley
Diana Prentice
Lynn Lady
Profession Dairyman, Bank director, Politician, Professor
Religion Lutheran

John William Carlin (born August 3, 1940)[1] is an American politician. He served as the fortieth Governor of Kansas from 1979 to 1987, and the Archivist of the United States from May 30, 1995, to February 15, 2005.[2]

Early life[edit]

Carlin was born in Salina, Kansas.[3] He was raised in the Saline County, Kansas community of Smolan. Carlin attended Kansas State University and earned a degree in dairy science in 1962.[4] He was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity.

Career[edit]

A dairy farmer, Carlin ran for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1970. He served as Speaker of the Kansas House from 1977 to 1979.[5] In 1979 he became the youngest 20th century governor of Kansas,[6] defeating incumbent Robert Frederick Bennett.[1] In 1990, he lost the Democratic nomination for governor to then-State Treasurer Joan Finney. He also ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, when he was defeated by Sam Brownback.

Carlin chaired the National Governors Association from 1984 to 1985 and the Midwestern Governors Conference.[7]

Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Carlin served as the Archivist of the United States from 1995 to 2005, in Washington, D.C.[8] After a dispute about Executive Order 13233, Carlin's term as archivist was not renewed by the Bush Administration. He served as chair of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission while serving as archivist.

After his retirement, Carlin returned to Manhattan, Kansas, where he serves as a visiting professor, executive-in-residence, in the political science department at Kansas State University and in the university's School of Leadership Studies. He has visited Duke, the University of Kansas, Wichita State University, and Washburn University as visiting professor.[9]

Carlin served as a member of the Kansas Bioscience Authority from July 2006 to August 2012.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John W. Carlin at Kansas Memory
  2. ^ Archivists of the United States, 1934–present
  3. ^ "John Carlin". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "John W. Carlin". NNDB. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "KLC PODCAST: GOV. JOHN CARLIN TELECONFERENCE". Kansas Leadership Center. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "John Carlin". Kansas Historical Foundation. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kansas Governor John Carlin". National Governors Association. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Biography of John W. Carlin, Eighth Archivist of the United States, 1995-2005". National Archives. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "John Carlin". Department of Political Science at Kansas State University. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Brownback replaces former Gov. John Carlin on Bioscience Authority". LJWorld.com. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 

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