Alf Landon

Birth Name: Alfred Mossman Landon

Date of Birth: September 9, 1887

Place of Birth: West Middlesex, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: October 12, 1987

Place of Death: Topeka, Kansas, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Scottish

Alf Landon was an American politician. A Republican, he served as the 26th Governor of Kansas, from January 9, 1933 to January 11, 1937.

He was the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1936.

Alf was the son of Anne (Mossman) and John Manuel Landon. He was married to Margaret Fleming, until her death. The couple had a daughter. He was then married to Theo Cobb, with whom he had two children, including Nancy Kassebaum (born Nancy Landon), who served as a U.S. Senator from Kansas, from 1978 to 1997. Nancy was married to U.S. Senator and Senate Minority, and Majority, Leader Howard Baker.

Alf’s paternal grandfather was Emmanuel/Manuel Landon (the son of Thomas Landon and Luama “Luamy” Jones). Emmanuel was born in New York. Thomas was the son of Thomas Landon and Nancy Hopkins.

Alf’s paternal grandmother was Mary D. Fetterman (the daughter of James Fetterman). Mary D. was born in Pennsylvania.

Alf’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. William Herdman Mossman (the son of Robert Gillis Mossman and Margaret “Peggy” Christy). The Rev. William was born in Pennsylvania. Robert was the son of William Herdman Mossman, who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and of Sarah Gillis. Margaret was the daughter of Andrew J. Christy and Susan Sarah Williamson.

Alf’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Ellen Dumars (the daughter of Thomas Stewart Dumars and Hannah A. Limber). Sarah was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas was the son of Timothy R. Dumars and Sarah Stewart. Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Limber and Sarah Huston.

Sources: Genealogy of Alf Landon –

Genealogy of Alf Landon (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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