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George Washington Glick

This formal portrait shows George Washington Glick, 1827-1911, a lawyer and Civil War veteran from Atchison, Kansas. He is elected a member of the Kansas House of Representatives serving from 1864 to 1869. He goes on to serve as a Kansas State Senator from 1873 to 1879. Glick continues his career in politics by running for Kansas governor. Glick is elected as the ninth governor and the first Democrat in 1882. He serves from January 08, 1883 to January 12, 1885. The Glick administration was marked by a strong economy and credited for fairness and foresight in the process of governing.

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Gustave Colton

A portrait of Gustavus A. Colton, who served as speaker of the Territorial House of Representatives in 1860. Also, he served as assistant secretary of the Council from 1857 to 1858 and held numerous other elected and appointed offices.

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William Addison Phillips

Portrait of William Addison Phillips, an author, lawyer, journalist and politician. In 1857, Phillips attended the Constitution Convention at Topeka and the Free State Conventions at Centropolis, Lawrence, and Grasshopper Falls. He founded the town of Salina in April, 1858. In that same month and year, Phillips was nominated at the Topeka Free-State Convention under the Leavenworth Constitution to serve as a supreme court judge. He attended the Convention at Osawatomie and the Republican State Convention at Lawrence in 1859. Phillips served in the Kansas Volunteer Regiments and rose to the rank of colonel. From March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875 Phillips was an at large representative to the United States Congress and from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879 he represented the First District.

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William Alfred Peffer

Leonard, J. H.

William Alfred Peffer was the first Populist senator elected to U.S. Congress. He was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1831. As a young man he traveled across the country, living in California, Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois. After the outbreak of Civil War, Peffer enlisted in the 83rd Illinois Infantry, entering as a private and working his way up to the rank of second lieutenant. He read law while still in the military, and after his discharge in 1865 he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Clarksville, Tennessee. Five years later he moved to Fredonia, Kansas, where he established another practice and edited the Fredonia Journal. Peffer served as a state senator from 1874 to 1876, and during his tenure he relocated to Coffeyville, Kansas, where he assumed editorial control of the Coffeyville Journal. Then, in 1881, he launched the Populist publication Kansas Farmer, one of his best-known contributions to this agrarian reform movement. Peffer was instrumental in the creation of the People?s (Populist) Party, serving as a Populist U.S. Senator from 1891 to 1897 and running again (unsuccessfully) for re-election in 1896. Two years later, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Kansas, losing the election to Republican William Stanley. Peffer died in 1912 in Grenola, Kansas, at the age of 81.

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Harry Hines Woodring

Photograph of Governor Harry Hines Woodring cooking on a wood stove on his farm near Lecompton, Douglas County.

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James Madison Harvey

Photograph of fifth governor of Kansas, James Madison Harvey. Originally from Fort Riley, Kansas, Harvey held office from 1869 to 1873.

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Edmund Gibson Ross

Portait of Edmund Gibson Ross, U.S. Senator from Kansas. Ross helped raise and then served in the Eleventh Kansas during the Civil War. After James H. Lane's death by suicide in 1866, Ross was appointed and subsequently elected to the Lane seat in the U.S. Senate. While serving as senator from Kansas in 1868, Ross won fame as the senator who cast the deciding vote for acquittal in the impeachment trial of President Johnson.

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Kansas National Guard soldiers on duty during the coal miners' strike

These National Guard soldiers are standing by a tent near the coal mines. On November 1, 1919, over 10,000 coal miners went on strike in southeast Kansas for a six-hour day, five-day work week, and a 60 percent wage raise. When the strike occurred the state had only a two week supply of coal. The state took charge of the mines, arbitrated futilely, and then called for 1,000 volunteers to replace the miners. During November and December 10,000 college and ex-service men responded. Governor Henry J. Allen and the Kansas National Guard, Fourth Regiment reported for duty as well. The strike ended on December 10, 1919, and the miners were ordered back to work.

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Robert J. Dole

A portrait of Robert Joseph Dole, who is a World War II veteran and a former U.S. Senator from Kansas. During World War II, he served in the Army's Reserve Corps, and became a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division. He earned two Purple Hearts for injuries received in combat, and the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" for valor in his attempt to help a downed radio man. The start of his poitical career came in 1950, when he was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and served a two year term. In 1960, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' 6th congressional district. In 1968, he was elected a U.S. Senator, a position he would retain until resigning in 1996 to campaign for the U.S. Presidential election. He lost the election to incumbent President Bill Clinton.

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Kansas National Guardsman in the southeast Kansas coal fields

This photograph shows a Kansas National Guardsman in southeast Kansas during the coal strikes of 1919.

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