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Roy Wilford Riegle papers

Creator: Riegle, Roy Wilford, 1896-1988

Date: circa 1927 - 1983

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 43623

Biographical sketch: Roy Wilford Riegle, usually going by his middle name, was born 27 April 1896 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas. He earned his training as a lawyer and served in the United States Army during WWI in Company L, 137th Infantry 35th Division. On 3 June 1923 Riegle married Keith Maria Roberts.

Riegle practiced law in the Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas area. He served multiple terms in both the Kansas House of Representatives and the State Senate as a Republican. He was an active member of the Knights Templar, a Christian fraternal organization that is also part of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and he was also on the Kansas State Historical Society Board of Directors, serving as President in 1957.

Riegle died 2 February 1988.

Abstract: Personal papers of Roy Wilford Riegle. Include records from Company L, 137th Infantry 35th Division reunions after the end of World War I (Riegle acted as secretary and historian at various times), including meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence; other papers and records related to World War veterans; correspondence, informational bulletins, and meeting materials from the Knights Templar, including materials from when he was on the Drill Team Committee and when he acted as Grand Master for Kansas; miscellaneous correspondence; insurance information from the Modern Woodmen of America, and other such papers. The collection also includes some records from Riegle's legal practice, notably probate and guardianship cases.

Space Required/Quantity: 17.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Roy Wilford Riegle papers

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    Knights Templar (Masonic order)
    Emporia (Kan.)
    Riegle, Roy Wilford, 1896-1988
    Fraternal organizations -- Kansas
    Lawyers -- Kansas -- Emporia
    Legal instruments -- Kansas -- Emporia
    Probate law and practice -- Kansas -- Emporia
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans

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