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John Ingalls

(1833-1900)

  • Orator, scholar, lawyer, and statesman
  • Active and influential delegate at the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention that brought about Kansas statehood
  • U.S. senator, served from 1873-1891
  • Coined phrase that became Kansas state motto, Ad astra per aspera
  • Featured in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall

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