Edward Ferdinand Arn (1951-1955)


Politician, Governor

Born: 19 May 1907, Kansas City
Died: 22 January 1998, Wichita Kansas

Inaugural Message, 1951
Governor's Message, 1951
Inaugural Message, 1953
Governor's Message, 1953

Born in Kansas City on May 19, 1907, Edward F. Arn was the first Kansas governor born in the 20th century. A World War II veteran and Republican activist, Arn served as state attorney general and as a state supreme court justice before his election as governor in 1950. Arn returned to Wichita to practice law after completing his second term in January 1955. He died there on January 22, 1998.

Governor biographies courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society.