John W. Carlin
|40th Governor of Kansas|
January 8, 1979 – January 12, 1987
|Preceded by||Robert F. Bennett|
|Succeeded by||Mike Hayden|
|Chair of the National Governors Association|
|Preceded by||James R. Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Lamar Alexander|
|8th Archivist of the United States|
May 30, 1995 – February 15, 2005
|Preceded by||Trudy Huskamp Peterson|
|Succeeded by||Allen Weinstein|
|Born||John William Carlin
August 3, 1940
|Spouse(s)||Ramona Lenore Hawkinson
Karen Bigsby Hurley
|Profession||Dairyman, Bank director, Politician, Professor|
John William Carlin (born August 3, 1940) 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.
Early life 
Carlin was born in Salina, Kansas. 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. He was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity.
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. In 1979 he became the youngest 20th century governor of Kansas, defeating incumbent Robert Frederick Bennett. 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.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Carlin served as the Archivist of the United States from 1995 to 2005, in Washington, D.C. 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 and the internationally recognized Kansas State University School of Leadership Studies. He has visited Duke, the University of Kansas, Wichita State University, and Washburn as Visiting Professor.
Carlin served as a member of the Bioscience Authority from July 2006 to August 2012.
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- Archivists of the United States, 1934–present
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