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Kansas State Printers

The office of Kansas State Printer was elected from 1907 until 1977. The office was abolished through a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 1974. The amendment repealed Article 15, Section 3, requiring an elected state printer to do all of the public printing, was supported by 64 percent of the voters. The function was transferred to the Kansas Department of Administration at the beginning of the next fiscal year in July 1977. See a chronological list of Kansas State Printers.

  Name Term Notes
1. Thomas A. McNeal 1907 - 1911 Republican from Topeka
2. William C. Austin 1911 - 1915 Republican from Cottonwood Falls
3. W. R. Smith January 1915 - February 1919 Republican from Columbus, resigned
4. Imri Zumwalt February 1919 - May 9, 1921 Republican from Bonner Springs, died May 9, 1921
5. E. E. Kelley May 14, 1921 - September 1, 1921 Acting
6. Bert P. Walker September 1, 1921 - June 30, 1933 Republican from Osborne
7. William C. Austin July 1, 1933 - June 14, 1944 Republican from Cottonwood Falls
8. Leonard McCalla June 20, 1944 - June 30, 1945 Republican from Garnett, appointed vice under Austin
 
9. Ferd Voiland, Jr. July 1, 1945 - June 30, 1957 Republican from Topeka, resigned
10. Lillie M. Washabaugh July 1, 1957 - June 30, 1961 Democrat from Natoma, appointed vice under Voiland; subsequently elected to office one succeeding term
11. Jean M. Neibarger July 1,1961 - January 1964 Republican from Tonganoxie, resigned
12. Harry Timberlake January 3, 1964 - July 1, 1965 Republican from Leavenworth, appointed vice under Neibarger
13. Robert R. Sanders July 1, 1965 - June 30, 1977 Republican from Salina, office abolished

Entry: Kansas State Printers

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2019

Date Modified: June 2019

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