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Albert Howell Horton

In 1874 Albert Howell Horton was elected to a term in the Kansas House of Representatives and in 1876 was elected to a term in the Kansas Senate. In 1876 he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court.

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Albert Howell Horton & wife

In 1874, Albert Horton was elected to a term in the Kansas House of Representatives and in 1876 was elected to a term in the Kansas Senate. In 1876 he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court.

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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.

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Willliam Craw Webb

Snyder's Art Gallery

This cabinet card shows William Craw Webb, (1824-1898). Webb served as a county attorney, judge to the eleventh judicial district, and superior court of Shawnee County. His career as a public servant also included tenure as Kansas' Superintendent of Insurance and clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court, (1871-1878). Webb was actively involved in politics. He served as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from, (1870-1871). In 1890, Webb was re-elected to the Kansas and House of Representatives to serve the forty-first district of Shawnee County.

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William Eugene Stanley

This photograph shows William Eugene Stanley, 1844-1910. Stanley, a native of Ohio, settles in Jefferson County, Kansas, in 1870 to practice law. He enters public service, in 1871, by serving as the Jefferson County attorney, 1871-1872. A few years later he becomes the Sedgwick County attorney, 1874-1880. In 1880, he makes a political bid for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives and serves one term as a Republican from the ninety-second district, 1881-1883. Stanley resumes his political career in 1898, when he is elected the fifteenth governor of Kansas. He is also re-elected in 1901 to a second term. During his administration, the Kansas supreme court is increased to seven justices and funds are appropriated to finish the construction on the statehouse. Stanley leaves office on January 12, 1903 to return to private life in Wichita, Kansas, and to practice law. On October 13, 1910, William Eugene Stanley passes away at the age of sixty-six. He is buried at the Highland Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.

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William Eugene Stanley

This photograph shows William Eugene Stanley, 1844-1910. Stanley, a native of Ohio, settles in Jefferson County, Kansas in 1870 to practice law. He enters public service, in 1871, by serving as the Jefferson County attorney, 1871-1872. A few years later he becomes the Sedgwick County attorney, 1874 to 1880. In 1880, he makes a political bid for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives and serves one term as a Republican from the ninety-second district, 1881-1883. Stanley resumes his political career in 1898, when he is elected the fifteenth governor of Kansas. He is 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 passes away at the age of 66. He is buried at the Highland Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.

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William Eugene Stanley

This sepia colored photograph shows William Eugene Stanley, (front row wearing a dark suit), during military maneuvers for the Kansas National Guard in Ft. Riley, Kansas. Stanley entered public office in 1871. In 1898, he is elected as the fifteenth governor of Kansas, a position he holds until 1903. Afterwards, he returns to Wichita, Kansas to practice law.

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William Eugene Stanley

Baldwin, Fred

This set of cabinet cards show William Eugene Stanley, 1844-1910. Stanley, a native of Ohio, settles in Jefferson County, Kansas in 1870 to practice law. He enters public service in 1871, by serving as the Jefferson County attorney from 1871 to 1872. A few years later he becomes the Sedgwick County attorney from 1874 to 1880. In 1880, he makes a political bid for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives and serves one term as a Republican from the ninety-second district from 1881 to 1883. Stanley resumes his political career in 1898, when he is elected the fifteenth governor of Kansas and was re-elected in 1901. During his administration, the Kansas supreme court is increased to seven justices and funds are appropriated to finish the construction on the statehouse. Stanley leaves office on January 12, 1903 to return to private life in Wichita, Kansas and to practice law.

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Erastus Johnson Turner

Leonard & Martin

This cabinet card shows Erastus Johnson Turner, a lawyer and politician from Hoxie, Kansas. A native of Erie County, Pennsylvania and the son of a Methodist minister. He lived in several states before locating to Henry, Illinois, in 1859 to attend college; a year later he moved to Bloomfield, Iowa. The start of the Civil War put a temporary hold on Turner's future plans. He enlisted with Company E of the Thirteenth Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Infantry and was assigned to the Provost Marshal's Office. Turner served in Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee until mustering out in July 1865. After the war, he resumed his education by attending Adrian College of Michigan (1866-1868) where he received his degree in 1868. Turner passed the bar in 1871 and began practicing law in Michigan and Iowa before migrating to Hoxie, Kansas in 1879. In the northwest Kansas town he became a prominent member in the community through his law practice, real estate ventures, and ownership of a sheep ranch on the south banks of the Solomon River. He also served two terms as a Republican (1881-1885) in the Kansas House of Representatives from District 125. In addition to his political responsibilities, Turner was elected secretary of the Kansas Board of Railroad Commissioners. He held this position from April 1, 1883 to August 1, 1886. His political career continued to intensify when Turner was elected two terms, 1887-1891, to the U. S. House of Representatives. He served as a Republican in the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses until he returned to private life in 1891. For a number of years, Turner practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Washington. On February 10, 1933, Turner passed away at the age of eighty-seven in Los Angeles, California. Burial was conducted at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Glendale, California.

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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.

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