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Kansas Adjutant General general correspondence

Kansas. Adjutant General's Office

This correspondence was sent and received by the Kansas Adjutant General's Office. Hiram T. Benam served as Adjutant General from 1876-1878 and Peter S. Noble served from 1878-1883. It includes inquiries made from men "anxious for organization" hoping to enlist militias in the towns of Parsons, Independence, Iuka, Lawrence, and Hutchinson. The collection also includes bill of ladings from the Kansas Pacific Railway and Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal. Frequent correspondence was exchanged with Willis Brown, cashier for the State Bank of Kansas in Seneca, Kansas, Scott Hopkins of the Kansas University Cadets, John T. Bradley, a lawyer from Council Grove and member of the Kansas Senate from 1876 to 1880, F.C. Merrill, a lumber dealer from Paola, and E.D. Rose, a hardware dealer from Holton.


Judge Arthur Jehu Stanley, Jr.

This is a photograph of Arthur Jehu Stanley, Jr. as a member of the 7th Cavalry at Fort Bliss, Texas. When he turned 17, he left high school and enlisted in the U. S. Army, where he participated in the Punitive Expedition to Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa. Stanley later joined the Navy and served on the U.S.S. Pidgeon. At the start of World War II, Stanley was called to active duty as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Serving with the Ninth Fighter Command, he was involved in the planning and preparation for the Normandy invasion. As a civilian, Stanley was a lawyer in private practice with his father, a Kansas senator, and finally nominated to the U.S. District Court by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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