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Cyrus Leland, Jr.

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Date: Between 1905 and 1910

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Leland, Cyrus, Jr. *15

Unit ID: 218793

Summary: This is a photo of Cyrus Leland, Jr. with several unidentified men. Leland, (1841-1917), was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and 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 in 1865-1866 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as 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. He had been a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. Leland died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Title (Main title): Cyrus Leland, Jr.


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