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|40th Governor of Kansas|
January 8, 1979 – January 12, 1987
|Preceded by||Robert F. Bennett|
|Succeeded by||Mike Hayden|
|Chair of the National Governors Association|
|Preceded by||James R. Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Lamar Alexander|
|8th Archivist of the United States|
May 30, 1995 – February 15, 2005
|Preceded by||Trudy Huskamp Peterson|
|Succeeded by||Allen Weinstein|
August 3, 1940 |
|Spouse(s)||Ramona Lenore Hawkinson
Karen Bigsby Hurley
|Profession||Dairyman, Bank director, Politician, Professor|
A quiet, mild mannered dairy farmer, he ran for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, in 1970. He served as Speaker of the Kansas House from 1977 to 1979. In 1979 he became the youngest 20th century governor of Kansas, defeating incumbent Robert Frederick Bennett. In 1990, he lost the Democratic nomination for Governor to then-State Treasurer Joan Finney. He also ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, when he was defeated by Sam Brownback.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Carlin served as the Archivist of the United States from 1995 to 2005, in Washington, D.C. After a dispute about Executive Order 13233, Carlin's term as Archivist was not renewed by the Bush Administration.
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