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Governor Payne Harry Ratner

This portrait represents Payne Harry Ratner. Ratner was the first resident of Labette County to be elected as County Attorney, holding office from 1923 to 1927. After serving as County Attorney, he went on to serve in the Kansas State Senate from 1929 to 1939, and then later served two terms as Kansas Governor from 1939 to 1943. Notable programs during his administration was implementing a teachers? pension plan and a state employee merit system.

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William Eugene Stanley

This black and white photograph shows William Eugene Stanley, (1844-1910). Stanley, a native of Ohio, settled in Jefferson County, Kansas in 1870 to practice law. He entered public service, in 1871, by serving as the Jefferson County attorney, (1871-1872). A few years later he became the Sedgwick County attorney, (1874 to 1880). In 1880, he made a political bid for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives and served one term as a Republican from the ninety-second district, (1881-1883). Stanley resumed his political career in 1898, when he was elected the fifteenth governor of Kansas. He was also re-elected in 1901 to a second term. Stanley left office on January 12, 1903 to return to private life in Wichita, Kansas and to practice law. On October 13, 1919, William Eugene Stanley died at the age of 66. He was buried at the Highland Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.

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John Palmer Usher

Corwin, E.H.

This cabinet card shows John Palmer Usher (1816-1889), a lawyer from Indiana, who served as U. S. Secretary of the Interior in President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet. Usher served only two years (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 one term as the town's mayor (1879 to 1881). On April 13, 1889, at the age of seventy-three, Usher passed away at the University Hospital in Philadelphia after a lengthy illness. He is burial at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas.

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William Eugene Stanley

Baldwin, Fred

These two cabinet cards show William Eugene Stanley, (1844-1910). Stanley, a native of Ohio, settled in Jefferson County, Kansas in 1870 to practice law. He entered public service in 1871, by serving as the Jefferson County attorney from 1871 to 1872. A few years later he became the Sedgwick County attorney from 1874 to 1880. In 1880, he made a political bid for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives and served one term as a Republican from the ninety-second district from 1881 to 1883. Stanley resumed his political career in 1898, when he was elected the fifteenth governor of Kansas and was re-elected in 1901. During his administration, the Kansas supreme court was increased to seven justices and funds were appropriated to finish the construction on the statehouse. Stanley left office on January 12, 1903 to return to private life in Wichita, Kansas and to practice law.

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