Andrew Frank Schoeppel
Andrew Frank Schoeppel
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1949 – January 21, 1962
|Preceded by||Arthur Capper|
|Succeeded by||James B. Pearson|
|29th Governor of Kansas|
January 11, 1943 – January 13, 1947
|Lieutenant||Jess C. Denious|
|Preceded by||Payne Ratner|
|Succeeded by||Frank Carlson|
|Born||November 23, 1894|
Barton County, Kansas, U.S.
|Died||January 21, 1962 (aged 67)|
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Kansas|
University of Nebraska (J.D.)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1929||Fort Hays State|
|Head coaching record|
Andrew Frank Schoeppel (November 23, 1894 – January 21, 1962) was an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was the 29th Governor of Kansas from 1943 to 1947 and a U.S. Senator from 1949 until his death. He was born in 1894 in Claflin, Kansas and died in 1962 of abdominal cancer at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland.
Early life and political career
Schoeppel was born near Claflin, Kansas to immigrant parents from Bohemia. He attended public school and the University of Kansas, but left college to join the Naval Air Service during World War I. After returning home, he graduated from the University of Nebraska Law School in 1922 and was admitted to the Kansas bar the next year.
His early political life began as county attorney in Ness County, Kansas and was one of the early local officials for Ness City. Later he was elected mayor of Ness City and also served as chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Schoeppel played college football from 1920 to 1922 while attending the University of Nebraska and made "honorable mention" on one of Walter Camp's first All-America football teams. He served as the head football coach at Fort Hays State University for one season, in 1929, compiling a record of 2–5. Schoeppel filled in as head coach while his predecessor, William D. Weidein, was on sabbatical. Weidein did not return after his one-year sabbatical. After Schoeppel completed his one year as head coach, the school's program was taken over by W. C. "Jack" Riley.
Head coaching record
|Fort Hays State Tigers (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1929)|
|1929||Fort Hays State||2–5||2–4||T–5th|
|Fort Hays State:||2–5||2–4|
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved March 20, 2018
- Kansas Heritage-Ness County Archived May 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Kansas Governor's Records - Andrew F. Schoeppel Administration - Jan. 11, 1943 - Jan. 12, 1947 - Kansas State Historical Society
- Office of the Governor of Kansas Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Fort Hays Coaching Records Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
- Publications concerning Kansas Governor Schoeppel's administration available via the KGI Online Library
- Andrew Frank Schoeppel at Find a Grave
| Governor of Kansas
| U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Kansas
Served alongside: Clyde M. Reed, Harry Darby, Frank Carlson
James B. Pearson