Alice Carlson, Wife of Former U.S. Sen. Frank Carlson
CONCORDIA, Kan. (AP) _ Alice Fredrickson Carlson, wife of former governor and U.S. Sen. Frank Carlson, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. She was 91.
″Alice was a kind and unassuming individual who was a wonderful ambassador for Kansas,″ said Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole of Kansas. ″Despite the glare of the political spotlight, she devoted her life to her family. She gave cherished support to one of our great political figures, Frank Carlson.″
The Carlsons were married Aug. 26, 1919. Carlson, 93, is living at a hospital, although he remains active and spends much of his time on his Cloud County farm.
Carlson is the only Kansas politician to serve as governor, congressman and U.S. senator. He won five two-year terms in Congress starting in 1934 and was elected governor in 1946 and 1948. He returned to Washington in 1950 as a senator, a post he held until he retired in January 1969.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday in Concordia.