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Neighbors: Ralph Tanner

Ralph Tanner

Ralph Tanner

December 3, 2009

Name: Ralph Tanner

Occupation: Retired

Family: Wife, Judith

Place of birth: Alabama

Q. How long have you lived in Baldwin City and what brought you here?

A. We’ve been here 29 years. I came to work at Baker University.

Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A. To move to Kansas.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A. Every day is a new opportunity.

Q. What two things would you want people to know about you?

A. I have had a marvelous career as a teacher and administrator. And (2) as a state representative.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A. A lawyer.

Q. What’s the best way for you to get away from it all?

A. In my garden or on the golf course.

Q. What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A. The Alabama gulf coast.

  • Favorite things
  • Song: classical (symphony or choral)
  • Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Color: Red (crimson)
  • Food: Italian


Peabody 8 years, 4 months ago

That Dr. Tanner decided to remain in Baldwin City and serve in the Kansas legislature is a true testament to his personal character. He could have easily retired to the Alabama gulf coast, but he chose to contribute, and continues to contribute, to his adopted hometown and state. We are all better off for that decision.

In addition, "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a great movie. Everybody should be forced to sit down and watch it at least once.

Tony Brown Current Occupant of Ralph Tanner's Kansas House Seat


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