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William Howard Taft campaigning for President, Newton, Kansas

This sepia colored photograph shows William Howard Taft, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidency, speaking to the crowd at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Newton, Kansas. Standing to the left of Taft is the U.S. Senator from Kansas Charles Curtis. Taft won the November election by defeating the Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan to become the twenty-seventh President of the United States.

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"Wanted: Jobs Not Relief"

A political poster by the Republican National Committee urging voters to vote for Alf Landon with the slogans "Wanted: Jobs-not relief, Vote for Landon and Land a Job, Regular Jobs at Regular Pay".

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Samuel Clarke Pomeroy

A portrait of Samuel Clarke Pomeroy, businessman and politician. In 1859, he attended the Convention at Osawatomie and the Republican Convention at Lawrence. Pomeroy was elected president of the Kansas Relief Committee in November, 1860. After statehood, he served as United States Senator from April 4, 1861 to March 3, 1873.

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Alfred Mossman Landon and Theo Cobb Landon

This photograph shows Alfred M. Landon and his wife Theo Cobb Landon standing before several microphones during the 1936 campaign for U. S. President between Governor Landon and the incumbent president Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Governor Robert Blackwell Docking

Stauffer Publications

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Robert Blackwell Docking celebrating his re-election as governor. Docking, a World War II veteran and banker from Arkansas City, Kansas, was elected the thirty-eighth governor of Kansas in 1966. He successfully won re-election in 1968, 1970, and 1972. He served more terms than any Kansas Governor, but a constitutional amendment approved during Docking's tenure allowed a governor to serve only two four year terms.

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John R. Brinkley's 1932 campaign truck

Lippe Studio Del Rio, TX

Dr. John R. Brinkley used a Chevrolet truck, identified as "Ammunition Train No.1 Heavy Artillery" during his unsuccessful 1932 campaign for Kansas Governor. The truck was equipped with microphones, "talking picture" and sound equipment, and a good-sized platform for campaign speaking.

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Rolla Anderson Clymer

Rolla Anderson Clymer, editor of the El Dorado Times for 59 years, wrote numerous articles and poems about the Flint Hills region. His best known poem "Majesty of the Hills" earned him the designation as Poet Laureate of the Flint Hills. He took an active role in Republican party politics and served on Alf Landon's presidential campaign in 1936.

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Alfred Mossman Landon, presidential campaign portrait, 1936

Alfred Mossman Landon, 1887-1987, presidental campaign portrait, 1936. Landon lost in a landslide to Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis in 1928 during his political campaign to become United States Vice President, under soon to be elected, President Herbert Hoover.

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Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor

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Alfred Mossman Landon, 1887-1987, Kansas Governor and presidential candidate.

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