Another Kansas Governor–even one who served briefly–to have been a veteran of the Great War was Frank Hagaman.
He was born in Bushnell, Illinois on June 1, 1894. He was seriously wounded while serving with the 117th Ammunition Train, but survived to take on a law career and a political one as well.
Hagaman was serving as Lieutenant Governor when he replaced Frank Carlson, who had been elected to the United States Senate, on November 28, 1950. He would serve as Governor for all of 41 days. Still, this was not the shortest term for a Kansas Governor; seven years later John McCuish would serve for 11 days.
Hagaman passed away in Kansas City, Kansas, on June 23, 1966.