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Kansas Supreme Court Justices

An official photograph of the Kansas Supreme Court Justices. The justices are identified as: (seated) David Prager, Alex M. Fromme, Alfred G. Schroeder, and Perry L. Owsley, (standing) Richard Winn Holmes, Kay McFarland, the first woman to be appointed to the high court, and Robert H. Miller.

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Kathryn O'Loughlin's campaign poster

This is a campaign poster for Kathryn O'Loughlin, a Democrat, who ran for Congress from the Sixth District. Her political career included representing District 89 in the 1931 Kansas House of Representatives and the Sixth District in the 73rd Congress, 1933-35. O'Loughlin who lived in Hays, Kansas, was the first Congresswoman from Kansas.

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Governor Kathleen Sebelius

Kansas Governor Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and served from 1987 to 1994. In 1994 she successfully ran for state insurance commissioner and became the first Democrat to hold that office in at least 100 years. Sebelius became the second female governor in 2002, when she was elected the forty-fourth Governor of Kansas. She served from January 3, 2003 to April 28, 2009. During her tenure, capital punishment laws were declared unconstitutional by the Kansas Supreme Court and a concealed carry bill was passed into law. On April 28, 2009, the U.S. Senate confirmed her as the 21st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Nellie Cline

Nellie Cline, a native of Larned, Pawnee County, served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1921 to 1924. She is also credited with being the first female lawyer to argue a case before the United States Supreme Court.

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Josephine Louise Barry

These three photographs show Josephine Louise Barry (1910-1974) at various times in her life. The first image shows Louise wearing a WAVES uniform during her service in World War II. The second image, possibly, shows her at the Kansas Historical Society in February 1939. The third image is a formal portrait of Louise taken in 1972. A librarian and indexer at the Kansas Historical Society from ,(1936-1974), she wrote a number of articles on Kansas and Western History. Louise is best known for "The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854." She also wrote numerous articles pertaining to the Santa Fe Trail.

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L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.

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Minnie Johnson Grinstead

This is a portrait of Mineola "Minnie" Tamar Johnson Grinstead, 1869-1925, who was the first woman elected to the Kansas House of Representatives. Grinstead served from 1919 to 1923 as the representative from Liberal in Seward County, Kansas.

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Ida M. Walker

Here are two photographs of Ida M. Walker who represented Norton County, District 101 in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1921 through 1923. In 1920, just after the 19th Amendment was ratified, Ida M. Walker was one of only 33 women nationwide elected to a state legislature. That year Kansas boasted four woman legislators, the second highest in the country. The three other legislators were Minnie L. Grinstead, Nellie Cline, and Minnie J. Minnich. Born in a sod house in Jewell County, Walker attended public schools before becoming a teacher herself. Walker took advantage of the few leadership roles available to women, serving as State President of both the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the Federation of Women's Clubs, the State Chairman of the Belgian Relief Fund women's section, and as Sunday School Superintendent in the Methodist Church.

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