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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.


Cyrus Kurtz and Mary Holliday

This is a daguerreotype portrait of Cyrus Kurtz and Mary Holliday. Cyrus was one of the original founders of Topeka, Kansas, served Kansas as Adjutant General during the Civil War, and later as a State Senator. He owned the "Topeka Tribune" and was also a member of the Board of Regents. Holliday was the first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and served on its board of directors for thirty-seven years.


Edmund Gibson Ross

Portait of Edmund Gibson Ross, U.S. Senator from Kansas. Ross helped raise and then served in the Eleventh Kansas during the Civil War. After James H. Lane's death by suicide in 1866, Ross was appointed and subsequently elected to the Lane seat in the U.S. Senate. While serving as senator from Kansas in 1868, Ross won fame as the senator who cast the deciding vote for acquittal in the impeachment trial of President Johnson.

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