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William L. Sayers in Hill City, Kansas

These two photographs show William L. Sayers, an attorney, in his office in Hill City, Kansas. Sayers was born around 1872 in Nebraska and moved to Hill City, Kansas, with his family in 1888. There at the age of 15 he earned a teaching certificate, however, he had to wait until he turned 16 to teach. After teaching school for several years, he became clerk of the court for Graham County. Sayers used his spare time to read law books. In 1893, he was admitted to the bar and took classes at the University of Kansas. Although he never graduated from law school, he was elected county attorney for Graham county in 1900, 1912, and 1914. His younger brother John followed him in this position in 1918. He was the second African American to be elected Graham County Attorney; the first was G. W. Jones who was elected in 1896. The Sayers brothers practiced law in Graham County for their entire careers.

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Kansas Official Council, Topeka, Kansas

Paul Harrison

This is a panoramic photo of the members of the Kansas Official Council, Topeka, Kansas, grouped on the steps of the Capitol. This is a gathering of various county officials and the 1924 meeting was, apparently, the largest group to that time. A newspaper article indicated that 750 people attended. There is a banner that says "Kansas Grows the Best Wheat in the World." A boys band, including some African-American boys, is kneeling at the front of the group.

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Vern Miller

A photograph showing Vern Miller, Kansas Attorney General. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he was hired as a Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff and served from 1949-1954. In 1958, Miller was elected Sedgwick County Marshal and served two terms. He was elected Sedgwick County Sheriff in 1964 and re-elected twice. At the beginning of his second term, he graduated from Oklahoma City University Law School. In 1970, Miller was elected Kansas State Attorney General and served two terms. After an unsuccessful bid for governor, he started a private practice in Wichita, Kansas. From 1976-1980, he served as Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney.

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Cyrus Leland, Jr.

This photo shows Cyrus Leland, Jr. (b. 1841, d. 1917) holding a string of fish and a fishing pole. He 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 and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Indian Territory for 1889-1893. Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Cyrus Leland, Jr.

This is a portrait of Cyrus Leland, Jr.(1841-1917). He 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 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 was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Your city can protect the babies

Kansas. State Board of Health

This poster issued by the Kansas State Board of Health describes how a community can help keep babies healthy.

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Court house, Sheridan County, Kansas

These are four photographs of the Sheridan County, Kansas, courthouse in Hoxie, Kansas. Three are postcards. The 1910 photograph shows six people standing in front of the court house: the county clerk, probate judge, county treasurer, registrar, and two men who were working on the roof.

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Cyrus Leland, Jr.

Colville, Photographer

This is a portrait of Cyrus Leland, Jr.,(1841-1917). He 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 a member of the Republican national committee. He was 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 was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Cyrus Leland, Jr.

This is a photograph of Cyrus Leland, Jr., with four unidentified men. Leland is in the first row on the right. Born in 1847 in Sauk County Wisconsin, Leland came to Kansas Territory in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas Legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. Leland was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of Internal Revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory 1889-1893, and was then named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. In 1917, Leland died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Cyrus Leland, Jr., with a Doniphan County group

This is a photograph of Cyrus Leland, Jr. with a group of people taken in Troy or Highland in Doniphan County. First row, left to right: Governor Willis J. Bailey; Cyrus Leland, Jr.; (possibly) Senator Long; 2nd row, left to right: unidentified woman; Judy Leland (Mrs. George P. Hayden), d. 1962, Long Beach California, George P. Hayden d. c1934; Mermie Castle; Fannie Leland (Mrs. G. C. Finley), d. c1959, Long Beach, California, G. C. Finley, d.1945; Eva Castle; the others are unknown. Cyrus Leland, Jr., (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 1865-66 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as a county commissioner 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 was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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