William Preston Graves (1995-2003)
Born: 9 January 1953, Salina, Kansas
Bill Graves was the state's 43rd governor. Born in January 9, 1953, in Salina, Graves was elected Kansas Secretary of State in 1990. He defeated Jim Slattery, a Democratic Congressman, in his race for governor in 1994. Graves was re-elected four years later with one of the largest margins in Kansas history.
Governor biographies courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society.