Nancy Kassebaum

Year Inducted


Career Field



  • 1978-1997: Kansas United States Senator
  • First woman to be elected to Senate without being appointed or first serving in the House
  • First woman to chair a major Senate Committee
  • Proposed effective legislation on issues such as crime control, education, worker retaining, abortion and free trade
  • Head of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee
  • Advisory Board member for the Partnership for a Secure America, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to recreating the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy
  • 1997: KU CLAS Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award recipient