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Vern Miller

A photograph showing Vern Miller, Kansas Attorney General. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he was hired as a Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff and served from 1949-1954. In 1958, Miller was elected Sedgwick County Marshal and served two terms. He was elected Sedgwick County Sheriff in 1964 and re-elected twice. At the beginning of his second term, he graduated from Oklahoma City University Law School. In 1970, Miller was elected Kansas State Attorney General and served two terms. After an unsuccessful bid for governor, he started a private practice in Wichita, Kansas. From 1976-1980, he served as Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney.

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Alfred Mossman Landon and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey

A photograph of former Kansas Governor Alfred Mossman Landon and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey at a luncheon honoring Landon hosted by Senator George David Aiken. Landon served as governor from January 9,1933 to January 11, 1937. In 1936, he was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for United States President losing to President Franklin Roosevelt.

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James Blackwood Pearson

This black and white photograph shows James Blackwood Pearson, (1920-2009). A World War II veteran and lawyer from Prairie Village he served as assistant county attorney of Johnson County, Kansas, from 1952-1954, and as a Kansas Senator from 1956-1960. Pearson was appointed, on January 31, 1962, to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Andrew F. Schoeppel. In a special election in November of 1967, he was re-elected and served in the U. S. Senate until 1978.

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Robert Blackwell Docking

Warner Studio

This black and white photograph shows Robert Blackwell Docking, (1925-1983) sitting at his desk. A World War II veteran and banker from Arkansas City, Kansas, Docking was elected the thirty-eighth governor of Kansas staying in office from 1966 to 1975. He served more terms than any governor before him. During his final term a constitutional amendment was enacted allowing a governor to only serve two-four year terms.

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Keith George Sebelius

Keith George Sebelius served in the Kansas Senate from Norton, Kansas 1962-68. He was elected in 1969 to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' first congressional district and served until 1981. He was the father in law of Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

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Kansas Supreme Court Justices

An official photograph of the Kansas Supreme Court Justices. The justices are identified as: (seated) David Prager, Alex M. Fromme, Alfred G. Schroeder, and Perry L. Owsley, (standing) Richard Winn Holmes, Kay McFarland, the first woman to be appointed to the high court, and Robert H. Miller.

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Vern Miller

A photograph showing Vern Miller, Kansas Attorney General. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he was hired as a Sedgwick County Deputy Sheriff and served from 1949-1954. In 1958, Miller was elected Sedgwick County Marshal and served two terms. He was elected Sedgwick County Sheriff in 1964 and re-elected twice. At the beginning of his second term, he graduated from Oklahoma City University Law School. In 1970, Miller was elected Kansas State Attorney General and served two terms. After an unsuccessful bid for governor, he started a private practice in Wichita, Kansas. From 1976-1980, he served as Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney.

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Vern Miller

Rorabaugh & Millsap Studio

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller. A native of Wichita, Kansas, and a veteran of World War II, he began his career as sheriff of Sedgwick County, Kansas, (1964-1969). As sheriff, he enforced the law in a aggressive hands-on manner by putting himself in the same dangers that patrol officers faced. This style of law enforcement, quickly earned him the nickname "Supercop" and "Supersheriff". Miller's ambitions to effectively enforce Kansas laws, would elect him in 1970 as the first Democratic attorney general in over eighty years. During his tenure as attorney general, Miller's "supercop" mentality continued as he enforced the drug, alcohol, and gambling laws in the state. Miller's relentless efforts to up hold the law reelected him in 1972 when he carried all 105 counties. Before the close of his second term, Miller 's political career took a new direction with his candidacy for Kansas Governor. During the 1974 election, he campaign on the emphasis of law enforcement rather than the details of state government. In the end, Miller could not make the transition to governor, and lost to Republican candidate Robert Bennett. With the loss, Miller closed out his career as attorney general and returned to Wichita, Kansas, to practice law.

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James Blackwood Pearson

This black and white photograph shows James Blackwood Pearson, (1920-2009). A World War II veteran and lawyer from Prairie Village he served as assistant county attorney of Johnson County, Kansas from 1952-1954 and as a Kansas Senator from 1956-1960. Pearson was appointed, on January 31, 1962, to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Andrew F. Schoeppel. In a special election in November of 1967, he was re-elected and served in the Senate until 1978.

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Robert Russell Whittaker

A portrait of Robert "Bob" Russell Whittaker, a resident of Augusta, Kansas, who served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1974 to 1977. In 1978, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' fifth congressional district. He served as a congressman until 1991.

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