John Carlin

John Carlin

John Carlin was the 40th governor of Kansas, from 1979 to 1987, and previously speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. He served as the eighth archivist of the United States and taught for 16 years at Kansas State University.

Then-President Jimmy Carter came to Kansas for a 1978 rally featuring John Carlin, a candidate for governor, and Senate candidate Bill Roy

For this former Kansas governor’s life and career, Jimmy Carter made all the difference

By: - March 1, 2023

In 1975, I was in my third term in the Kansas Legislature, still milking cows, and I was hearing more and more about this peanut farmer from Georgia thinking about running for president. Little did I know at that time how much impact he would have on my life and the many great opportunities that […]