Previous Kansan of the Year

(Names in Blue, link to additional content)

1986 - George E. Nettles, Jr., Pittsburg

1985 - Gordon Parks, Fort Scott

1984 - Bernard W. Rodgers, Fairview

1983 - Mrs. Olive White Garvey, Wichita

1982 - Carl Nordstrom, Topeka

1981 - Joe H. Engle, Chapman

1980 - Keith G. Sebelius, Norton

1979 - Daphyne Smith Cauble, Wichita

1978 - G.W. Tomanek, Hays

1977 - Emerson D. Yoder, Denton

1976 - J. Rex Duwe, Lucas

1975 - Nyle Miller, Topeka

1974 - Edward W. McNally, Pittsburg

1973 - Lyle E. Yost, Hesston

1972 - Robert L. Brock, Topeka

1971 - Ray E. Dillon Sr., Hutchinson

1970 - Dwane L. Wallace, Wichita

1969 - Charles B. Rogers, Ellsworth

1968 - Hugh F. Edwards, Hamilton

1967 - Debbie Barnes, Moran

1966 - Jim Ryun, Wichita

1965 - Debbie Bryant, Overland Park

1964 - Laurin W. Jones, Dodge City

1963 - Mrs. O.L. Koger, Topeka

1962 - Rees H. Hughes, Pittsburg

1961 - Harry Darby, Kansas City

1960 - Maurice E. Fager, Topeka

1959 - R.A. Clymer, El Dorado

1958 - Mrs. Frank Boyd, Mankato

1957 - Mrs. Olive Ann Beech, Wichita

1956 - Karl A. Menninger, Topeka

1955 - Arthur D. Weber, Manhattan

2018 - Don Landoll, Marysville

2018 - Dr. Lisa Stehno-Bittel, Kansas City, MO

2018 - Governor Bill Graves, VA

2018 - Lon Frahm, Colby

2017 - Philip F. Anschutz, Russell

2016 - James D. Latham, Arlington, TX

2016 - Gale Sayers, Elkhart, IN

2015 - Dr. Jim Hoy, Emporia *Video

2014 - Dayton Moore, Leawood

2013 - No Award Given
2012 -
Dick Davidson, Bonita Springs, FL

2012 - Marilyn Maye, Overland Park  
2011 - Harold Stones, Topeka
2010 -
Deanell Reece Tacha, Lawrence
2009 - Robert M. Gates, Skagit County, WA
2008 - Delano E. Lewis, Las Cruces, NM
2007 - Jim Richardson, Lindsborg
2006 -
Max Falkenstein, Lawrence
2005 - Martina McBride, Nashville, TN
2004 -
Lynette Woodard, Wichita
2003 - Bob Dole, Russell
2002 - Jack St. Clair Kilby, Dallas, TX
2001 - Ross Beach, Hays
2000 -
Dean Smith, Chappel Hill, NC
1999 -
Shirley Knight, Goessel
1998 - Pat Roberts, Dodge City
1996 -
Robert Sudlow, Lawrence
1995 -
Stan Herd, Lawrence
1994 - Samuel Ramey, Colby
1993 - John Brooks Slaughter, Topeka
1992 -
Stephen A. Hawley, Salina
1991 - Marynell Reece, Scandia
1990 - Jordan Haines, Wichita
1989 -
Bob Billings, Lawrence
1988 -
Marianna K. Beach, Hays
1987 -
Fred C. Bramlage, Junction City

The Most Outstanding Kansans of the Past 100 Years (2017 Awards)

Olive Ann and Walter Beech

The Honorable Robert J. Dole

The Honorable Dwight D. Eisenhower

Gordon Parks

William Allen White

Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas
P.O. Box 546, Topeka, KS 66601-0546

785-213-3627

kansas@ksnativesonsanddaughters.org

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