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K-State Presidents & Their First Ladies
President Years in Office


First Lady
Joseph Denison Joseph Denison


01 Sep 1863 to
31 Aug 1873


Frances (Osborne) Dennis Denison
Frances Denison
John Anderson John Alexander Anderson


01 Sep 1873 to
01 Sep 1879


Ann "Nannie" Taylor (Foote) Anderson
Nannie Anderson
George Fairchild George Thompson Fairchild


01 Dec 1879 to
30 Jun 1897


Charlotte Pearl (Halsted) Fairchild
Charlotte Fairchild
Thomas Will Thomas Elmer Will


01 Jul 1897 to
30 Jun 1899


Marie Van Velsor (Rogers) Will
Marie Will
Ernest Nichols Ernest Reuben Nichols


01 Jul 1899 to
30 Jun 1909


Marguerite (Rae) Nichols
Marguerite Rae Nichols
Photo courtesy of the Cherokee Area Archives
Henry Waters Henry Jackson Waters


01 Jul 1909 to
31 Dec 1917


Margaret Ward (Watson) Waters
Margaret Waters
Photo courtesy of Henry Jackson Waters III
William Jardine William Marion Jardine


01 Mar 1918 to
28 Feb 1925


Effie Lane (Nebecker) Jardine
Effie Jardine
Francis Farrell Francis David Farrell


01 Mar 1925 to
31 Aug 1943


Mildred (Jenson) Farrell
Mildred Farrell
Photo courtesy of Joan Ross Ruzika
Milton Eisenhower Milton Stover Eisenhower


01 Sep 1943 to
30 Jun 1950


Helen Elsie (Eakin) Eisenhower
Helen Eisenhower (C.O.-Dwight D. Eisenhower Library)
Photo courtesy of Eisenhower Library
James McCain James Allen McCain


01 Jul 1950 to
20 Jun 1975


Janet McLean (Henry) McCain
Janet McCain
Duane Acker Duane C. Acker


01 Jul 1975 to
30 Jun 1986


Shirley (Hansen) Acker
Shirley Acker
Jon Wefald Jon Wefald


01 Jul 1986 to
14 Jun 2009


Ruth Ann (Joynt) Wefald
Ruth Ann Wefald
Kirk Schulz Kirk H. Schulz


15 Jun 2009 to
present


Noel (Nunnally) Schulz
No image currently available

Biographical information on the first 12 First Ladies was provided by:
Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay, College of Education, Kansas State University





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