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Earl Thomas Reynolds to Governor Fred Hall

Reynolds, Earl Thomas

This letter was written by Earl Thomas Reynolds, a lawyer in Coffeyville, Kansas, to Governor Fred Hall. Reynolds was concerned that black people in Kansas were not receiving adequate patronage and political party representation in or by the Republican Party, particularly in the third district. Mr Reynolds inquired why should blacks continue to support the Republican Party, at all levels of government, if their support is not rewarded by the party.

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Thomas Ewing, Jr., to Thomas Ewing, Sr.

Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896

Thomas Ewing, Jr., wrote from Leavenworth to his father in Ohio seeking his assistance with a legal matter involving claims to the land "reserved to certain half breeds of the Kansas tribe." Most of this land was occupied by squatters and questions of legal title and transfer were being litigated in the territorial and federal courts.

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Thomas Francis Doran and Clarence Seward Darrow

This black and white photograph shows attorneys Thomas Francis Doran, (1862-?) and Clarence Seward Darrow, (1857-1938). Doran a native of Council Grove, Kansas practiced law in Topeka, Kansas and was considered one of the leading corporate lawyers in Kansas. Some of the companies he represented included: The Seymore Packing Company and The Smith Automobile Company. Darrow a native of Ohio began his career as a corporate lawyer in Chicago, Illinois, before becoming a well know labor and criminal attorney. He is best remembered for the 1925 court case of the State of Tennessee v. John Scopes better know as the Scopes Monkey Trial.

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Governor Robert Frederick Bennett

This black and white photograph shows Robert Frederick Bennett, (1927-2000). He was first elected to public office, in 1955, as a council member for the City of Prairie Village and later the mayor of the city from 1957 to 1965. Bennett successfully ran on the Republican ticket for a seat in the Kansas Senate, (1965 to 1974). He later served as president of the senate from, (1973 to 1974). In 1974, he was elected the thirty-ninth Governor of Kansas, (1975-1979). Bennett is remembered for being an eloquent speaker. He passed away on October 9, 2000 at the age of seventy-three.

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Robert A. Anderson

A portrait of Robert A. Anderson, a lawyer from Franklin County. Anderson was elected from the thirteenth district to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives 1953 to1960.

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U.S. Land Office, Garden City, Kansas

This photograph shows the U.S. Land Office in Garden City, Kansas, during a blockade of the halls and stairway in the Summer and Fall of 1885. 50,000 acres of land were taken daily.

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A.A. Graham to Governor Henry J. Allen

Graham, A. A. (Albert Adams), 1848-

Attorney A.A. Graham writes Governor Henry Allen with a model for the proposed industrial court that expands the authority of the Public Utilities Commission. The governor has called a special session of the Kansas Legislature to end labor strikes and resolve industrial disputes.

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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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John Brown to Thomas Russell

Brown, John, 1800-1859

From his jail cell in Charles Town, Virginia, just days before he was to go on trial for treason, John Brown wrote seeking legal counsel for himself and fellow prisoners. Brown mentioned his wounds, but said they were "doing well," expresses special concern for "the young men prisoners," and closed "Do not send an ultra Abolitionist."

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Williamson Franklin Boyakin

Forter, Emma Elizabeth Calderhead, 1857-

This is a portrait of Dr. Williamson Franklin Boyakin, who settled in Marysville, Marshall County in 1868 and opened a medical practice. In 1874, he was elected coroner of Marshall County, and a few years later he was elected County Superintendent of Schools. The portrait was copied from History of Marshall County Kansas, Its People, Industries and Institutions by Emma Elizabeth Calderhead Forter.

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