Sam Brownback

Kansas

Elected Kansas’s 46th governor in 2010

Early Years: Born 1956, in Garnett, Kansas

Education: Prairie View High School; Kansas State University; University of Kansas, School of Law

Career: Secretary of the Kansas Board of Agriculture (youngest in state history); U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Senate

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About Kansas

Nickname:  The Sunflower State

Capital: Topeka

Population: 2.9 million

Size: The state covers 82,278 square miles

Economic drivers: agriculture, energy production, aerospace, automobile manufacturing,

Did you know? Musicians born in Kansas include Joe Walsh, Melissa Etheridge, Martina McBride, Janelle Monáe and the rock band Kansas.

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