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Ronald Gene Estes

Politician. Republican. Born: July 19, 1956, Topeka, Kansas.

Ronald Gene Estes was born July 19, 1956, in Topeka, Kansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in business from Tennessee Technological University. He was a consultant and manager in the aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, and other manufacturing and service industries. He served as 39th Kansas treasurer beginning in January 10, 2011. He won a special election for Kansas’ fourth congressional district after President Donald Trump appointed Mike Pompeo director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Estes resigned his position as state treasurer and was sworn into office on April 25, 2017.

Estes and his wife, Susan, have three children and reside in Wichita.

Entry: Ronald Gene Estes

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: July 2017

Date Modified: January 2019

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