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George Henry Hoyt

A portrait of George Henry Hoyt, a resident of Leavenworth, Kansas. He served as Kansas Attorney General from 1867 to 1869. During the Civil War, he was Captain of Company K, Seventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.


Andrew Frank Schoeppel

Andrew Schoeppel, United States Senator from Kansas, with Richard Milhous Nixon, Vice President of the United States, and Dwight David Eisenhower, President of the United States.


Harry Walter Colmery

This is a portrait of Harry Walter Colmery (1890-1979) dressed in his World War I uniform. Colmery was an attorney in Topeka, Kansas, an American Legion National Commander, and author of the G. I. Bill of Rights.


75,000 Legionnaires capture New York

Illustrated Current News, Inc.

These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.


Alexander W. Doniphan

This portrait engraving of Alexander W. Doniphan was copied from Doniphan's Expedition by John Taylor Hughes. Doniphan was a Colonel of the First regiment Missouri volunteers and a Liberty, Missouri, lawyer. Doniphan County, Kansas, and the town of Doniphan were named for Alexander W. Doniphan.


Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown

Webber, L. R.

A letter written by Leigh R. Webber from "Steamer Robert Campbell Jr. near Liberty Mo.," is addressed to Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence, Kansas. Webber describes how his fellow troops have become more experienced soldiers "who fight for liberty and law." He discusses the march from Fort Riley to Fort Leavenworth and conditions on the boat that was taking them further south. He also mentiones William Brown's new law position with former Kansas Territory governor Wilson Shannon.


Thomas Ewing, Jr.

Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896

The black and white photograph shows Thomas Ewing, Jr., 1829-1896, in a military uniform. A native of Ohio he migrated to the Kansas Territory in 1856 to practice law in Leavenworth, Kansas. As a supporter of the free state party, Ewing became a delegate in 1858 to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention. In 1861, he was appointed as the state of Kansas' first chief justice of the supreme court. With the outbreak of the Civil War Ewing enlisted in the Union army and became a colonel of the Eleventh Kansas infantry regiment. He rose through the ranks to brigadier general and to breveted major general before mustering out of service in 1865. After the war Ewing became active in the Greenback wing of the Democrat party and served in the United States house of representatives from the state of Ohio. On January 21, 1896 Ewing passed away at the age of sixty-seven from injuries received in a street car accident in New York City.


Leland Justin Webb

Martin, H. T.

This cabinet card shows Leland Justin Webb,1846-1893, civil war veteran, lawyer and politician. The son of William Craw Webb and Emily E. Abbot Webb, he established his career as a public servant at the age of fifteen when he mustered into the Union Army. Leland served with Company H, of the 16th Wisconsin Infanty,1861-1862 and later with Company I of the 30th Wisconsin Infantry. From March of 1864 to July of 1865, he served as a private with Company E, of the First Regiment of the Illinois Light Artillery. Leland finished out his military career in 1869 with the 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry and Company G of the 19th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. He returned to private life and resumed his education. On December 11, 1869, Leland was admitted to the Kansas Bar Association. He practiced in the Fort Scott, Kansas area for a short period of time before entering politics. In May of 1870, Leland was elected the first mayor of Columbus, Kansas. He held the position for a year before moving to Winfield, Kansas and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives to represent the Eighty-Eight District,1877-78. He continued to remain politically active. In 1880, Leland moved to Topeka, Kansas to practice law. He also ran for justice of the peace a position he held from 1883-85. During the remaining years of his life, Leland was an active and prominent member in the Orders of Sons of Veterans, the Grand Army of the Republic, and Sons of the Revolution. He held a number of positions that included: Past Commander of Lincoln Post No. 1, and Past Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Veterans United States. On February 23, 1893 after a brief illness Leland J Webb passed away at the age of forty-seven.


Robert Byington Mitchell

Nichols, A. C.

Robert B. Mitchell settled in Paris, Linn County, Kansas Territory, in 1856. He was born in Ohio and studied law. He was active in free state territorial politics. He served in the Territorial House of Representatives in 1857 and 1858, was a member of the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, and was appointed Territorial Treasurer on February 11, 1859. He was part of the free state supporters who followed Charles Hamilton and his band after the Marais des Cygnes massacre. After the territorial period he served as a brigadier general in the Second Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and held the appointed post of Governor of New Mexico from 1866 to 1869.

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