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John Palmer Usher

This black and white photograph shows John Palmer Usher (1816-1889). A lawyer from Indiana and a member of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Usher served only two years as the seventh U.S. Secretary of the Interior, (1863-1865), before returning to private life. In 1865, he become the chief counsel for the Kansas Pacific Railroad a position he held until his retirement in 1880. Usher also resumed his political career when he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1872, and was elected to serve one term as the town's mayor (1879 to 1881). On April 13, 1889, at the age of 73, Usher died at the University Hospital in Philadelphia after a lengthy illness. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Williard Davis

Mullen

This cabinet card shows Willard Davis, who served as Kansas' 10th Attorney General from January 8, 1877 to January 10, 1881. He was born January 26, 1837 in Madison County, Kentucky. He attended Missouri University, then studied law at Lexington, Kentucky, and was admitted to practice there. When the war began, he was commissioned into the Union army as a Lieutenant in the Thirty-First Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, but his military career was brief due to failing health. On March 14, 1863, Davis was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the Internal Revenue Collector for Kentucky. He held the position until September 1, 1866 when he was dismissed for failure to accept President Andrew Johnson's policies. Davis resumed his law career and advocated for civil rights for freed slaves. In the fall of 1870, Davis moved to Neosho Falls, Kansas and became the attorney for the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company. The following year he settled in Parsons, Kansas and was elected the town's first mayor. To focus on his political career, he resigned from the railroad in 1873. In 1874, he was elected county attorney for Labette County, Kansas. He held this office until he was elected in 1876 to serve as Attorney General for the State of Kansas. After two terms he returned to his private law practice. On December 6, 1885 at the age of forty-eight, he passed away after a lengthy illness at his home at Eleventh and Van Buren Street in Topeka, Kansas.

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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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John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

On the first day of the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention, Ingalls wrote from Wyandotte, Kansas, with observation on the city and the nature of the convention, which he considered "not a very superior one." Nevertheless, the Republicans had a big majority, and Ingalls was "on some of the most important committees in the convention and shall be obliged to do some hard work."

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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday

Portrait of Cyrus Kurtz Holliday, 1826-1900, a founder of Topeka, Kansas, served as Adjutant General, State Senator and Representative, owner of the "Topeka Tribune", member of the Board of Regents, and president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

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Samuel Clarke Pomeroy

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882

This is a portrait of Samuel Clark Pomeroy, 1861-1873, Atchison, Kansas. He served as United States Senator from Kansas, April 4, 1861, to March 3, 1873, and as president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.

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General Lane escorting the legislature to Lecompton

Speer, John, 1817-1906

General James H. Lane escorting the legislature to Lecompton, copied from the Life of Gen. James H. Lane by John Speer.

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James Kelley

This is a photo of James "Dog" Kelley, former Confederate, buffalo hunter, saloon keeper and Mayor of Dodge City, Kansas. He is riding a horse and there are two dogs in the photo.

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Thomas Andrew Osborn

This portrait represents Republican Kansas Governor, Thomas Andrew Osborn while he was in office from 1873 to 1877. After serving as Governor, Osborn worked as the director for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway from 1894 to 1898.

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William Henry Avery campaigning, Clay Center, Kansas

A photograph of Governor William Henry Avery riding in a convertible car with campaign signs on the door in Clay Center, Kansas. He was possibly participating in the Piotique Festival parade which began in 1936 to celebrate the opening of Highway 24 west of Clay Center. Avery was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966.

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