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Glee S. Smith, Jr.

This is a photograph of Glee S. Smith, Jr. who lived and practiced law in Larned, Kansas, and later Lawrence, Kansas. He was born in Rozel, Kansas, on April 29, 1921. Smith obtained his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Kansas and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Smith served twelve years on the Larned Board of Education and four years as county attorney. He also served as a member on many philanthropic and business corporate boards, including two life insurance companies and bank boards in other cities. He served 16 years in the Kansas State Senate with eight years as President of the Senate. Later, he served on the Kansas Board of Regents. In 1975, he was appointed by President Ford to the Board of the National Legal Services Corporation. Smith served ten years as a member of the Board of Governors of the Kansas Bar Association and ten years as one of three Kansas delegates to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.

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Garner Edward Shriver

Garner Edward Shriver was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, 1947-1951, and to the Kansas Senate from 1953-1960. He served as a U.S Representative from 1961-1977, and as legal counsel for the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee.

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Edward Russell

This is a portrait of Edward Russell, a newspaperman and politician. He came to Kansas Territory in 1856, and located in Elwood, in Doniphan County, Kansas. Shortly after moving to Kansas, Russell started a newspaper that espoused the free-state side. In August, 1858, he lobbied Doniphan county citizens against the Lecompton Constitution. In that same year, Russell, D. W. Wilder and others founded a free-state paper. Russell later served in the Kansas legislature, and held several state offices.

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James Blackwood Pearson

This black and white photograph shows James Blackwood Pearson, (1920-2009). A World War II veteran and lawyer from Prairie Village he served as assistant county attorney of Johnson County, Kansas from 1952-1954 and as a Kansas Senator from 1956-1960. Pearson was appointed, on January 31, 1962, to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy left by the death of Andrew F. Schoeppel. In a special election in November of 1967, he was re-elected and served in the Senate until 1978.

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William Henry Avery

Harris & Ewing

A portrait of William Henry Avery, born August 11, 1911, near Wakefield, Kansas. He 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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David Ware

Leonard & Martin

A portrait of David Ware who was born in Missouri as a slave, but later fled to Kansas. During the Civil War, he served in the First Kansas Colored Infantry. In 1873, he secured a job as janitor at the Kansas capitol. Ware was highly respected in the community where he was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Great Western Lodge, and the Shawnee County Colored Horse Fair Association. He died in 1888 and the flag at the capitol was flown at half-mast and legislators observed a moment of silence.

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James H. Hale

Martin, T.H.

Portrait of James H. Hale, a Republican representative from the 36th District, Woodson County, Kansas.

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William Henry Avery

This black and white photograph shows William Henry Avery in the governor's office meeting with staff members. Avery, born August 11, 1911, near Wakefield, Kansas, graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. 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.

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Governor Robert B. Docking

This color photograph was given to people visiting the governor's office. It shows Governor Robert B. Docking and the Kansas Capitol. Docking, a Democrat from Arkansas City, Kansas, served as governor from January 9, 1967 to January 13, 1975.

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Paul Robert Wunsch

A portrait of Paul Robert Wunsch, a lawyer from Kingman County, Kansas. Wunsch was elected from the thirty fourth district to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives 1937 to 1943, and served as Speaker of the House from 1943 to 1944. Wunsch was elected to the Kansas Senate and served from 1945 to 1964. As a state senator, he was instrumental in bringing Wichita University into the state system of higher education.

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