Capper in Hall of Fame (1991)

Disclaimer: The following was transcribed from an article in the Capper Foundation Archives, originally published in The Wichita Eagle. The choice of words used at the time this was written may not reflect current Capper Foundation inclusive language and views.

Capper in Hall of Fame (1991)

Three Kansans will be inducted Tuesday into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame, established in 1987 at the School of Business at Emporia State University.

The late Arthur Capper (founder of Capper Foundation) and the late Walter Chrysler (founder of Chrysler Corporation) will be inducted in the historical category. Ray E. Dillon Sr. (head of the Dillon Companies) will be admitted as a contemporary business leader. The ceremony is scheduled for 7 pm at the annual caucus banquet of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Ramada Inn in downtown Topeka.

The hall, according to Emporia State, “honors business leaders who, through their pioneering efforts, business ventures and high ethical standards, have added to the prestige and growth of Kansas.”

Capper, born in Garnett in 1865, was perhaps best known for his interest in young people and the establishment of the Capper Foundation for Crippled Children. He was also a two-term Kansas governor and publisher of The Topeka Capital, as it was known then, and other farm publications until his death in 1951.