Andrew Frank Schoeppel

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Andrew Frank Schoeppel
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United States Senator
from Kansas
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 21, 1962
Preceded by Arthur Capper
Succeeded by James B. Pearson
29th Governor of Kansas
In office
January 11, 1943 – January 13, 1947
Lieutenant Jess C. Denious
Preceded by Payne Ratner
Succeeded by Frank Carlson
Personal details
Born November 23, 1894
Barton County, Kansas
Died January 21, 1962 (aged 67)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marie Thomsen
Alma mater University of Kansas
University of Nebraska
Profession attorney, politician
Religion Methodist
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Battles/wars World War I

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.[1][2]

Political life[edit]

Schoeppel's early political life began as county attorney in Ness County, Kansas and was one of the early local officials for Ness City.[3] Later he was elected mayor of Ness City and also served as chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission.[4]

Schoeppel broke his allegiance to Kansas in 1952 when he supported Senator Robert A. Taft for president over Dwight D. Eisenhower.[citation needed]

College football[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Payne Ratner
Governor of Kansas
Succeeded by
Frank Carlson
United States Senate
Preceded by
Arthur Capper
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Kansas
Served alongside: Clyde M. Reed, Harry Darby, Frank Carlson
Succeeded by
James B. Pearson