- C. Wesley Roberts
Charles Wesley Roberts (
December 14, 1902– 1976) was a Kansas businessmanwho was Chairman of the Republican National Committeefor four months in 1953 under Dwight D. Eisenhower.
C. Wesley Roberts (or Wes Roberts) was born in
Oskaloosa, Kansas, where he died, to Daisy Marian Needham and Francis (“Frank”) Henry Roberts. [ [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/senators/roberts.htm 1 ] ] The Roberts family has published the smalltown weekly "Oskaloosa Independent" for more than a century.
He was the father of U.S. Senator
Alvin Scott of "
The Kansas City Star" won a Pulitzer Prizein 1954 for local reporting for a series of articles that drove Roberts to resign. [http://www.pulitzer.org/cgi-bin/year.pl?1954] Roberts was accused of collecting a $10,000 commission on the sale of a hospital to the State of Kansas which the state already owned.
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