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Walter A. Huxman

Walter HuxmanPolitician, governor. Republican. Born: February 16, 1887, Reno County, Kansas. Died: June  26, 1972, Topeka, Kansas. Served as 27th Governor of Kansas: January 11, 1937, to January 9, 1939.

The state's 27th governor, Walter Augustus Huxman, was born on February 16, 1887, in Reno County, Kansas. He taught school, received a legal education at the University of Kansas law school, and won election as a Democrat in 1936. After one term as Kansas' chief executive, Huxman was appointed judge of the Tenth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a position he held until 1962. Judge Huxman died in Topeka on June 26, 1972.

Entry: Huxman, Walter A.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: March 2016

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