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Cyrus Leland, Jr.

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Date: Between 1861 and 1865

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Cyrus Leland, Jr. *14

Unit ID: 218790

Summary: This is a tintype of Cyrus Leland, Jr., wearing his military uniform. Leland, born in 1841 in Sauk County, Wisconsin, came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland died in 1917 at a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Title (Main title): Cyrus Leland, Jr.


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