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Sheila Frahm

Politician. Republican. Born: March 22, 1945, Colby, Kansas. Served in U.S. Senate: June 11, 1996, to November 6, 1996.

The state's second woman to served as U.S. Senator, Sheila Frahm, was born in Colby, Kansas, on March 22, 1945. She served on the Kansas State Board of Education, in the state legislature, and as lieutenant governor of Kansas before accepting appointment to the U.S. Senate upon the resignation of Senator Bob Dole, on June 11, 1996. Frahm failed to capture the Republican nomination for the unexpired term. On November 5, 1996, she left the office in favor of the successful G.O.P. candidate, Sam Brownback.

She was elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 2005. She was elected to the honorary board in 2010.

Entry: Frahm, Sheila

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: February 2017

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