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Solomon Miller

A photograph of Solomon Miller, who was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1831 and raised in Prable County, Ohio. Solomon Miller came to Kansas Territory and founded the Kansas Chief newspaper at White Cloud in 1857. In 1872 Miller moved the Chief to Troy, Kansas. Miller served in both the Kansas House and Senate. He lived and worked in Troy until his death in 1897.


Topeka statehouse press corps with Governor Mike Hayden

This is a photograph showing Governor Mike Hayden with members of the statehouse press corps. The photograph was taken when Governor Hayden was leaving office.


Arthur Capper

An informal portrait of Kansas Governor Arthur Capper, 1865-1951, signing the "Bone Dry Law" passed by the Kansas Legislature. The law prohibited possession of liquor within the state and ended direct shipments of liquor to Kansas from out-of-state vendors. Capper, a native of Garnett, Kansas, served Kansas as Governor from 1915 to 1919, and as a U. S. Senator from 1919 to 1949.


Edward Russell

This is a portrait of Edward Russell, a newspaperman and politician. He came to Kansas Territory in 1856, and located in Elwood, in Doniphan County, Kansas. Shortly after moving to Kansas, Russell started a newspaper that espoused the free-state side. In August, 1858, he lobbied Doniphan county citizens against the Lecompton Constitution. In that same year, Russell, D. W. Wilder and others founded a free-state paper. Russell later served in the Kansas legislature, and held several state offices.


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.


Walter Augustus Huxman

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Walter Augustus Huxman, (1937-1939), signing a bill to legalize the sale of 3.2 beer. People in the photograph are (left to right): Milt Tabor, Topeka Capitol reporter; Samuel Terbovich, Huxman's pardon attorney; unidentified man; Lew Larkin, Kansas City Journal-Post reporter; Gil Mayo, Associated Press; and Max (last name unknown).


Edward Wallis Hoch

This cabinet card shows the seventeenth governor of Kansas, Edward Wallis Hoch. Prior to being electing to office, Hoch was an editor from Marion, Kansas.


Milton W. Reynolds

Leonard, J. H.

This sepia colored portrait shows Milton W. Reynolds, (1833-1890), newspaper editor, publisher, and politician. As a journalist he wrote more about the need for settlement in the Oklahoma territory than any writer of his time. In 1865, Reynolds moved to Lawrence, Kansas to supervise the daily operations of the Kansas State Journal newspaper. For six years he managed the paper until he moved, in 1871, to Parsons, Kansas. In the southeast Kansas town he engaged in the newspaper business with partner Leslie J. Perry and founded The Parsons Sun. The paper gave him the means to write effective and enlightening articles that covered the issues of the day. In 1876, Reynolds was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican from the Forty-Third District of Labette County, Kansas. He served one term and returned to Parsons to continued to write about the need for settlement in the Oklahoma territory. Reynolds also became one of the major promoters for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad. In April of 1889, Reynolds moved to Oklahoma to take part in territory affairs. On August 5, 1890, he was elected to the territory's House of Representatives. Four days later, on August 9, 1890, at the age of fifty-seven Milton W. Reynolds passed away.


Topeka statehouse press corps with Governor Robert Docking

This is photograph shows Governor Robert Docking with members of the statehouse press corps. The photograph was taken when Governor Docking was leaving office.


Marshall Marcellus Murdock

Portrait of Marshall Marcellus Murdock, 1837-1908, a newspaperman, founder of the Wichita Eagle, and State Senator.

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