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George Washington Martin

This photograph shows George Washington Martin holding a unidentified child. In 1857 Martin migrated from Pennsylvania to the Kansas Territory settling in Lecompton, where he secured a position with the pro-slavery paper the, ?Lecompton Union?, later becoming the ?National Democrat?. He relocated to Junction City, Kansas, establishing a career as a newspaper editor and publisher with the founding of the ?Junction City Union?. Actively involved in the community, Martin held several public offices from mayor of Junction City to serving in the Kansas House of Representatives. In 1888 he moved to Kansas City, Kansas establishing the ?Daily Gazette? newspaper. Martin was the managing editor of the newspaper until 1899 when he is elected secretary of the Kansas Historical Society. For fifteen years he collected and preserved Kansas history. Martin resigned from this position in February 1914 and was appointed secretary emeritus of the Kansas Historical Society. On March 27, 1914 Martin passed away in Topeka, Kansas.

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