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Roland Boynton

A photograph of Roland Boynton, who was Kansas Attorney General from December 1, 1930 to January 14, 1935. Roland was a Republican from Emporia, Kansas. Roland Elmer Boynton was born May 29, 1891 in Manitou, Colorado. He attended the University of Kansas, receiving Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees. He served in World War I and after the war he served two terms as Lyon County Attorney. From 1928 to 1930 he served as Assistant Attorney General. When William A. Smith resigned to become a Kansas Supreme Court Justice in 1930, Mr. Boynton became the 27th Attorney General. After his term ended, Roland Boynton became the attorney for the Cities Service Gas Company. He died February 7, 1942 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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William L. Sayers in Hill City, Kansas

These two photographs show William L. Sayers, an attorney, in his office in Hill City, Kansas. Sayers was born around 1872 in Nebraska and moved to Hill City, Kansas, with his family in 1888. There at the age of 15 he earned a teaching certificate, however, he had to wait until he turned 16 to teach. After teaching school for several years, he became clerk of the court for Graham County. Sayers used his spare time to read law books. In 1893, he was admitted to the bar and took classes at the University of Kansas. Although he never graduated from law school, he was elected county attorney for Graham county in 1900, 1912, and 1914. His younger brother John followed him in this position in 1918. He was the second African American to be elected Graham County Attorney; the first was G. W. Jones who was elected in 1896. The Sayers brothers practiced law in Graham County for their entire careers.

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George W. Allison's law office in McPherson, Kansas

This is a photograph showing George W. Allison in his law office located in McPherson, Kansas.

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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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Wright's Dry Goods store, Columbus, Kansas

An exterior view of Wright's Dry Goods store owned by Isaac Wright, Columbus, Kansas. Employees and possibly customers are posed in the doorways of the business. On the second floor of the building is the law office of C. D. Ashley

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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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Judge Sherman Parks, Sr. and the Kansas Court of Appeals

This is a photograph of Judge Sherman A. Parks, Sr.(top row, far left) and the Kansas Court of Appeals.

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William Cather Hook

This is a portrait of William Cather Hook, who was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, on September 24, 1857, the son of Enos and Elizabeth (Inghram) Hook. The family came west and in 1867. They settled in Leavenworth, which became the family's permanent home. William Hook graduated from Leavenworth High School and then studied in the law office of Clough and Wheat. He later studied at St. Louis Law School, Law Department of Washington University, and graduated in 1878. After graduation, Hook became a member of the Lucian Baker law firm in Leavenworth. When Mr. Baker was elected to the United States Senate, the law firm of Baker, Hook and Atwood was formed. In 1899 William Hook was appointed United States District Judge for the District of Kansas. He was advanced to the bench of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1903, appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt. Judge Hook remained on the federal bench until his death on August 11, 1921.

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George W. Allison

This is a studio portrait of George W. Allison, an attorney in McPherson, Kansas.

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Mary McNerny, Dick Vermail and Dan Lykins

Lykins, Judy

A photograph showing Mary McNerny Lykins, Dick Vermeil, Kansas City Chiefs' coach, and Dan Lykins, Topeka attorney, at St. Benedict's commencement in Atchison, Kansas. Mary McNerny Lykins received her bachelors degree at age 85 and Dick Vermeil was the commencement speaker.

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