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Committee. "He was always seen as a very thoughtful person who took a very measured approach to the legislation. "Dan Glickman, a former Democratic congressman from Wichita, remembers Roberts as a pragmatic conservative who saw the value of compromise in politics.
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a newspaper publisher before launching his congressional career in 1967 as an aide to Kansas Sen. Frank Carlson. Two years later, he became administrative assistant to Rep. Keith Sebelius, the Republican congressman who represented Kansas' sprawling "Big First" district. In 1980, when Sebelius retired, Roberts ran to replace him.
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He won a three way Republican primary with 56 percent of the vote and went on to easy victory in the general election. Roberts soon cultivated a reputation as a hardworking, moderate lawmaker who had a good rapport with Democrats as well as Republicans. Renowned on Capitol Hill for his quirky sense of humor, he often cracked a joke to break the tension during hearings or debates. "When things were frustrating, he had a way of getting everyone settled down and refocused," said Jim Walsh, a former Republican congressman from New York who served with Roberts on the House Agriculture Adidas Superstar Floral Print