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Alfred Mossman Landon, Kansas Governor

Hodge, L. Cady

This portrait of Alfred Mossman Landon (1887-1987), represents him during his unsuccessful campaign as the Republican nominee for the 1936 Presidential campaign against President Franklin Roosevelt.


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.


Orlo H. Drinkwater

This black and white cabinet card shows Orlo H. Drinkwater,(1835-1912). An abolitionist from Pennsylvania he came to the Kansas Territory, in 1855, and settled in Topeka, Kansas. In 1857, Drinkwater moved to the town of Cedar Point in western Chase County, Kansas. He became an active member of the community by joining the Free State Party and being elected to the Free Sate legislature. From 1862-1863, Drinkwater was commissioned as a Union Captain with the Fifth Regiment of the Indian Brigade in Missouri, Arkansas and the Indian Territory. He returned to Cedar Point after the war to resume his social standings in the community. In 1867, he was appointed the county coroner of Chase County. He also built and operated a saw mill and dam along the Cottonwood River at Cedar Point. The following year, 1868, Drinkwater was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican from the Sixty-Eighth District of Chase County. He served only one term in the legislature before returning to Chase County to continue his business ventures. In 1871, Drinkwater and business partner Petter Paul Schriver replaced their saw mill on the Cottonwood River with a limestone structure and built one of the finest milling operations in the area. For a number of years the Cedar Point Mill and Dam was a profitable business for Drinkwater and Schriver until Drinkwater sold his interest. Drinkwater, remained an active member of the Chase County community until his passing, on October 7, 1912, when at the age of seventy-seven he was struck by a bicycle while walking along the streets of Cedar Point.

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