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Lorenzo Dow Lewelling

This photograph represents Lorenzo Dow Lewelling (1846-1900). Born and raised in the Quaker lifestyle in Iowa, Lewelling moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1887, after working a variety of jobs and serving in the Civil War with his second wife and child from his first marriage. As a founding member of the Farmers? Alliance, Lewelling ran as a Populist for the 1892 governor?s race. Notable events during his administration was the ?Populist War? in 1883, clash with activist Mary Elizabeth Lease over the fusion of the Populists and Democrats, and removing Lease from her position as President of the Kansas Board of Charities. Failing to be re-elected as governor, Lewelling was elected to the Kansas State Senate, a position he held until his death.

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John Whitnah Leedy

Downing, George

This formal portrait represents John Whitnah Leedy, 1849-1935, Civil War veteran from LeRoy, Kansas. Actively involved in the development of Kansas politics, he embraces Republican values until he changes, in 1872, to the Democrat party. In 1890 Leedy will change party affiliations once again by joining the People's Party; better know as the Populist party. Leedy is elected, in 1892, as a Populist to the Kansas Senate. A position he serves from 1893-1895. Recognized as a notable name in Kansas politics, he accepts the nomination of Kansas governor. Leedy is elected as a Populist and the fourteenth governor, in 1896, defeating Governor Edmund Needham Morrill. Leedy is a one term governor serving from January 11, 1897 to January 09, 1899. His administration is noted for establishing the School Textbook Commission, the State printing plant and the State grain commission.

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William Alfred Peffer

Leonard, J. H.

William Alfred Peffer was the first Populist senator elected to U.S. Congress. He was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1831. As a young man he traveled across the country, living in California, Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois. After the outbreak of Civil War, Peffer enlisted in the 83rd Illinois Infantry, entering as a private and working his way up to the rank of second lieutenant. He read law while still in the military, and after his discharge in 1865 he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Clarksville, Tennessee. Five years later he moved to Fredonia, Kansas, where he established another practice and edited the Fredonia Journal. Peffer served as a state senator from 1874 to 1876, and during his tenure he relocated to Coffeyville, Kansas, where he assumed editorial control of the Coffeyville Journal. Then, in 1881, he launched the Populist publication Kansas Farmer, one of his best-known contributions to this agrarian reform movement. Peffer was instrumental in the creation of the People?s (Populist) Party, serving as a Populist U.S. Senator from 1891 to 1897 and running again (unsuccessfully) for re-election in 1896. Two years later, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Kansas, losing the election to Republican William Stanley. Peffer died in 1912 in Grenola, Kansas, at the age of 81.

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Kansas State Insane Asylum

Haskell & Wood Architects

A building and grounds map of the Kansas State Insane Asylum in Topeka, Kansas. Created by the Haskell & Wood, Architects firm of Topeka, the map is copied from the Radges 1880 Topeka City directory.

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Grasson DeWitt

Portrait of Grasson DeWitt, Republican, 19th District House of Representatives, Allen County, Kansas.

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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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Edward Hogue Funston

Edward Hogue Funston, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas and the father of Major General Frederick Funston.

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Edward Hogue Funston

Edward Hogue Funston, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas and the father of Major General Frederick Funston.

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Edward Hogue Funston

Edward Hogue Funston, a member of the U.S.House of Representatives from Kansas and the father of Major General Frederick Funston.

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E.F. Reser

This is a portrait of E.F. Reser of Greensburg, Kansas. He was a Republican state representative of the 97th Dist., Kiowa County.

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