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Kansas Memory Podcast - Governor William Avery Interview

The document used in this podcast is available on Kansas Memory.

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John Anderson Jr. was governor of Kansas from January 9, 1961 to January 11, 1965. Bob Beatty, professor of political science at Washburn University, conducted this interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, 2005. In these excerpts, Governor Anderson explains his support for the death penalty during his tenure in office and the major changes he helped bring about in Kansas' public education system. Video and a complete transcript of the interview is available on Kansas Memory. The interview is the basis for Beatty's article "'For the Benefit of the People': A Conversation with Former Governor John Anderson, Jr.," published in Kansas History, vol. 30 (Winter 2007/2008).