Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Charles Curtis - Only Topekan to be Vice President

Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was the 31st Vice President of the United States (1929–1933). Vice President Curtis, who served under President Herbert Hoover was the only Topekan to be Vice President, as well as the only Kansan and thus far was the only Native American to be Vice President of the United States of America.
Photo courtesy: Listal
According to Wikipedia,
Curtis ran for Vice President with Herbert Hoover as President in 1928. They won a landslide victory. Although they ran again in 1932, the population saw Hoover as failing to alleviate the Great Depression, and they were defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner.
According to the United States Senate website, the Hoover-Curtis ticket defeated the Democratic ticket of Alfred Smith and Joseph T. Robinson.

Photo from
"Greedy Gay Amy" on Soda Head
The Charles Curtis House Museum in downtown Topeka, near the State Capital grounds. With the Museum being open by appointment. Every year on January 25th, the mansion is open to the public, free of charge, to celebrate Charles Curtis' Birthday. The Charles Curtis home is the official meeting place for the Native American Indian Chamber of Commerce

Location: Corner of 10th and Topeka

Admission: $5/person

Phone: (785) 357-1371

Accessibility: The museum is NOT accessible to those who are mobility challenged.

VP Charles Curtis
Charles Curtis Museum
Kansas State Historical Society
United States Senate
Topeka Cemetery 

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