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Fern Gayden

This is a photograph of Fern Gayden possibly taken in Dunlap, Kansas. Fern Gayden was born September 29, 1904, in Dunlap, Kansas, where she attended elementary and secondary schools. She went on to attend Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia and taught school for one year. Fern Gayden moved to Chicago at the age of 23. She had a 50-year career as a social worker but became best known as a literary, fine arts, and political activist. A founding member of the South Side Writers Group in the 1930s, Fern Gayden's long and diverse career included leadership roles in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the South Side Community Art Center. During World War II, she co-published Negro Story magazine with Alice Browning.

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William Barclay (Bat) Masterson

Photograph of William Barclay (Bat) Masterson who was raised in Wichita, Kansas. Masterson was deputy sheriff in Dodge City with Wyatt Earp in 1877 and served as elected county sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, from 1877-1879.

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William Barclay "Bat" Masterson

A portrait of William Barclay "Bat" Masterson. Masterson, who was raised in Wichita, Kansas, served as deputy sheriff in Dodge City with Wyatt Earp in 1877 and served as elected county sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, from 1877-1879.

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William Barclay "Bat" Masterson

A photograph of William Barclay "Bat" Masterson. Masterson, who was raised in Wichita, Kansas, served as deputy sheriff in Dodge City with Wyatt Earp in 1877 and served as elected county sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, from 1877-1879.

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William Henry Avery

A portrait of Governor William Henry Avery seated at his desk in the Kansas Capitol. He was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.

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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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Ben S. Paulen, Kansas Governor

This photograph represents Ben S. Paulen while in office serving as Kansas Senator for District 13.

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Ben S. Paulen, Kansas Governor

This portrait represents Kansas Governor Ben S. Paulen prior to being in office from 1925 to 1929. At the time the portrait was taken, Paulen was the Chairman of the State Board of Social Welfare.

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Nancy Landon Kassebaum

United States Senate

A photograph of Nancy Landon Kassebaum, United States Senator from Kansas, placing an ornament on a Christmas tree.

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Martha Keys

This black and white photograph shows Martha Elizabeth Ludwig Keys. Keys was elected as a Democrat in 1974 to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' second congressional district. She served two terms in Congress before being defeated for a third term in 1978. After her years as a congresswoman, Keys later served as a special adviser to the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1979-1980, and assistant to the Secretary of Education, 1980. In 1985, she served as executive director for the Center of a New Democracy until 1987.

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