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William Addison Phillips

Portrait of William Addison Phillips, an author, lawyer, journalist and politician. In 1857, Phillips attended the Constitution Convention at Topeka and the Free State Conventions at Centropolis, Lawrence, and Grasshopper Falls. He founded the town of Salina in April, 1858. In that same month and year, Phillips was nominated at the Topeka Free-State Convention under the Leavenworth Constitution to serve as a supreme court judge. He attended the Convention at Osawatomie and the Republican State Convention at Lawrence in 1859. Phillips served in the Kansas Volunteer Regiments and rose to the rank of colonel. From March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875 Phillips was an at large representative to the United States Congress and from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879 he represented the First District.

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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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Walter Augustus Huxman

This black and white photograph shows Walter Augustus Huxman (1887-1972), being sworn in as Kansas governor. He established his career as a public official serving as Reno County's assistant attorney from 1915 to 1919, and later the city attorney of Hutchinson, Kansas from 1919 to 1921. In 1936, Huxman was nominated and elected as a Democratic governor of Kansas. Failing to be re-elected, Huxman left the governor's office and was nominated by President Franklin Roosevelt to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth District in Topeka, Kansas. Huxman held this position until stepping down in 1962.

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Walter Augustus Huxman

This black and white photograph shows Kansas Governor Walter Augustus Huxman, (1937-1939), signing a bill to legalize the sale of 3.2 beer. People in the photograph are (left to right): Milt Tabor, Topeka Capitol reporter; Samuel Terbovich, Huxman's pardon attorney; unidentified man; Lew Larkin, Kansas City Journal-Post reporter; Gil Mayo, Associated Press; and Max (last name unknown).

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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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Clifford Ragsdale Hope, Jr.

Clifford Ragsdale Hope, Jr, a lawyer from Garden City, Kansas, served in the Kansas Senate from 1957-1962.

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Keith George Sebelius

This is a photo of Keith George Sebelius of Norton, Kansas. Sebelius served as Republican State Senator, 1962-1968, and in the U. S. House of Representatives, 3rd District, 1969-1981.

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Jim Slattery

This is a portrait of James Charles Slattery who served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1973-1979. From 1983-1995, he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' second Congressional district. He served on the House Energy & Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, Budget, and Banking Committees. In 1994, he ran for Governor of Kansas but lost the election to William Preston "Bill" Graves. In 2008, he made a bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by Senator Pat Roberts, (R-KS). He lost that election.

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Governor Payne Harry Ratner

This portrait represents Payne Harry Ratner. Ratner was the first resident of Labette County to be elected as County Attorney, holding office from 1923 to 1927. After serving as County Attorney, he went on to serve in the Kansas State Senate from 1929 to 1939, and then later served two terms as Kansas Governor from 1939 to 1943. Notable programs during his administration was implementing a teachers? pension plan and a state employee merit system.

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