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Vern Miller

Rorabaugh & Millsap Studio

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller. A native of Wichita, Kansas, and a veteran of World War II, he began his career as sheriff of Sedgwick County, Kansas, (1964-1969). As sheriff, he enforced the law in a aggressive hands-on manner by putting himself in the same dangers that patrol officers faced. This style of law enforcement, quickly earned him the nickname "Supercop" and "Supersheriff". Miller's ambitions to effectively enforce Kansas laws, would elect him in 1970 as the first Democratic attorney general in over eighty years. During his tenure as attorney general, Miller's "supercop" mentality continued as he enforced the drug, alcohol, and gambling laws in the state. Miller's relentless efforts to up hold the law reelected him in 1972 when he carried all 105 counties. Before the close of his second term, Miller 's political career took a new direction with his candidacy for Kansas Governor. During the 1974 election, he campaign on the emphasis of law enforcement rather than the details of state government. In the end, Miller could not make the transition to governor, and lost to Republican candidate Robert Bennett. With the loss, Miller closed out his career as attorney general and returned to Wichita, Kansas, to practice law.

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Thomas Docking and family

This colored postcard shows former Kansas Lt. Governor Thomas R. Docking, with his son Brian and wife Jill Sadowsky Docking. Docking, a lawyer from Wichita, Kansas, began his career in politics as Governor John Carlin's running mate for Lieutenant Governor. Their successful win in November of 1982 elected Docking as the forty-first Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, (1982-1987). Docking continued his career in politics as the 1986 Democratic candidate for governor but lost to Republican challenger Mike Hayden.

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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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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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Vern Miller getting on a motorcycle in Wichita, Kansas

This is a photograph showing Vern Miller getting on a motorcycle in Wichita, Kansas. Miller served as Attorney General for Kansas from January 1971 to January 1975.

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