LINDSBORG — Former Kansas Gov. John Carlin will be the speaker at Lindsborg Kiwanis Jan. 4, focusing on his 1995 to 2005 decade as U.S. archivist.

Anyone interested in attending the noon meeting at the Swedish Crown Restaurant as a guest can call Kiwanis past-president John Marshall at 785-617-0590 so arrangements can be made with restaurant management.

Carlin was born in 1940 in Smolan. He served as the 40th governor of Kansas from 1979 to 1987, and as the archivist of the United States from May 30, 1995, to February 15, 2005. He teaches at Kansas State University.

In January 2015, Carlin launched a website to explore ideas, stimulate creative thinking, and advance civic engagement. A dairy farmer, Carlin ran for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1970. He served as Speaker of the Kansas House from 1977 to 1979. In 1979 he became the youngest 20th century governor of Kansas, defeating incumbent Robert Bennett.

Carlin chaired the National Governors Association from 1984 to 1985 and the Midwestern Governors Conference.