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The Legacy left by Vice-President Charles Curtis lives on ..................

Photo of Bust of Charles Curtis courtesy of The Kansas State Historical Society

Bronze Bust of Charles Curtis

bust made by sculptress Madeleine Park
        Charles Curtis was inducted into the National Hall of Fame of American Indians located at Anadarko, Oklahoma; on the 30th anniversary of his inauguration as Vice-President; Wednesday afternoon, March 4th, 1959 at 5 pm.
        Attending were Vice-President Richard M. Nixon  with former Vice-President Henry Wallace, Governor of Oklahoma - Howard Edmondson, and the daughter of Charles Curtis, Leona Curtis Knight, (the same daughter who "seconded" his nomination as Vice-President at the Republican Convention held at Kansas City, Missouri 1928).

        The legacy of Charles Curtis still lives on in many of the reforms he proposed, or supported while he was in Congress.
        He supported women having the right to vote.   He also urged women "Now that you have the right to vote, don't let your husband stop you, go out and use it!"
        He helped the Indians "become" Americans in 1924 so that they could get more rights, to be able to vote, to save their water rights and mineral rights on all the Indian reservations.
        The "Curtis Rule" is a proposal (aka joker legislation) that he suggested to Congress about bills being allowed to be in committees, or sub-committees for a certain length of time before a decision is made on them.  This would prevent the committees taking their time with them, this rule is still in effect in Congress today.

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Overview of Charles Curtis life         

Web Site History/the designer

Timeline A:  The Indians in Kansas

Timeline B :  The timelines of Kansas and the USA

Timeline C -  Major events and Famous Firsts

Biography ACharles Curtis and his extended family genealogy.

Biography B :  Charles Curtis (before going into Politics)

Politics  and Beliefs of Charles Curtis

Memorials  and donations

Charles Curtis home in Topeka, Kansas

Signature Bldg.  New Kansas State Office Building named for Charles Curtis

Resources  and recommended books for reading.


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