Arthur Capper was born in Anderson County, Kansas, on 14th July, 1865. He became a journalist and worked for the Topeka Daily Capital. Later he became the publisher of Capper's Weekly, Capper's Farmer and the Household Magazine.
Capper, a member of the Republican Party, served as Governor of Kansas (1915-1919) before being elected to the Senate. Over the next 30 years Capper served on the Committee on Claims and Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. Arthur Capper died on 19th December, 1951.