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Men [and women] of Kansas

Topeka Capital

This volume is a collection of portraits of Kansas business owners, professionals, public officials, and politicians in 1905. Despite its title, this volume does include women also. The women included are physicians, osteopaths, and educators. The professions covered include: educators, clergy, lawyers, bankers, real estate, life insurance, lodge officials, architects, postmasters, physicians, dentists, artists, telephones, utilities, merchants, manufacturers, osteopathy, U.S. marshals, government officials, editors and publishers, railroads, military, and photographers. A name index begins on page 633 and it is also reproduced under Text Version below.


Eugene Fitch Ware

Portrait of Eugene Fitch Ware, "Ironquill", a noted Kansas newspaperman, lawyer and poet. He is well known for his poem "Dewey Was the Morning".


Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius

A postcard showing Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julius with Clarence Darrow in Girard, Kansas. The photograph was taken after the Scopes trial.


John Lewis Waller

Martin, H. T.

This sepia colored cabinet card shows John Lewis Waller, 1850-1907. Born into slavery, Waller overcame his humble beginnings to become an accomplished lawyer, journalist, politician and diplomat. He migrated to Kansas in the spring of 1878, after hearing of Pap Singleton's efforts to colonize Blacks in the state.


Ira J. Lacock

Hickox, R.A., Hiawatha, Kansas

This cabinet card shows Ira J. Lacock (1831-1900), a lawyer from Hiawatha, Kansas. Lacock was a native of Washington County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in 1856 and later admitted to the bar in 1858. He moved in 1860 to Hiawatha, Kansas where he built a thriving law practice. During the Civil War, he organized and became captain of the Hiawatha Guards. This local militia attempted to join the First Kansas Infantry but later disbanded when their services were not needed. In 1862, he ran on the Republican ticket and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives from the eleventh district. He was re-elected in 1863 and in 1865. At the start of Lancock's third term, his constituents asked that he resign for his failure to support a bill that allowed the railroad companies to obtain land that was originally entitled to the school district. On February 12, 1866, Lacock resigned his seat in the legislature and returned to Hiawatha. On August 16, 1866, he purchased the Union Sentinel newspaper. For a year he published and edited the paper before selling it on November 7, 1867. He was elected county attorney of Brown County in 1872, 1878, and 1888. For a number of years he also served as a Mason and master of Hiawatha Lodge, No. 35. On June 18, 1900 while addressing a meeting at the court house, Ira J. Lacock dropped to the floor dead at the age of sixty-nine.


Robert Crozier

These two photographs show Robert Crozier, 1827-1895. A native from Ohio who migrated to the Kansas Territory in 1856 to practice law in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was also instrumental in establishing the Leavenworth Daily Times. In 1861, Robert was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to serve as the United States attorney for the district of Kansas; a position Crozier held until 1864 when he resigned to become the fourth chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1864-1867. He continued his career as a public servant when he was appointed by Governor Osborn in 1873 to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired term of Alexander Caldwell. Crozier served from 1873 to 1874 until a successor was elected. He returned to Kansas and served as judge of the First District of Kansas from 1876 to 1892. In addition to his judgeship, he was a member of the board of directors to the Kansas Historical Society from 1886 to 1889. In 1895, Robert Crozier passed away at age sixty-eight in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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