Keith Sebelius

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Keith Sebelius
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byBob Dole
Succeeded byPat Roberts
Member of the Kansas Senate
In office
Personal details
Keith George Sebelius

(1916-09-10)September 10, 1916
Norton, Kansas, U.S.
DiedAugust 5, 1982(1982-08-05) (aged 65)
Norton, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
RelationsKathleen Sebelius
ChildrenK. Gary Sebelius
R. Douglas Sebelius

Keith George Sebelius (September 10, 1916 – August 5, 1982) was an American politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1981.


Sebelius was born in Norton, Kansas, and grew up in Almena. His father, Carl, was a dentist whose parents were Swedish immigrants[1], while his mother, Minnie (née Peak), had roots in New York and Vermont.[2] He attended Fort Hays State University and graduated in 1939. He earned a law degree from George Washington University in 1942 and returned to Norton to practice law. He served on the city council and as mayor. He also served in the Kansas State Senate. He became active in the Republican Party and ran for a U.S. House seat then held by Bob Dole, who was running for the U.S. Senate in 1968. He served for twelve years and was not a candidate for reelection in 1980. He died at age 65 and is buried in Norton, Kansas. His son, K. Gary Sebelius, is a federal magistrate judge and the husband of former Democratic Kansas Governor and former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius.


  1. ^ "United States Census, 1920". FamilySearch. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ "United States Census, 1900". FamilySearch. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bob Dole
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Pat Roberts