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Edwin F. Abels

Dates: Between 1940 and 1947

This black and white photograph shows Edwin F. Abels, (1892-1985). Abels born in Eudora, Kansas and a graduate of the University of Kansas began his newspaper career by joining the staff of the Parsons Sun in Chanute, Kansas. In 1923, he moved back to Lawrence, Kansas to became the editor and publisher of the Douglas County Republican, renamed the Lawrence Outlook. Actively involved in his community, Abels made a political bid in 1936 for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. He successfully served six regular sessions and one special session as a Republican from the Twelve District. In 1948, Abels chose not to seek re-election, but continued to serve the Lawrence community through a number of social appointments. On April 22, 1985, Abels passed away at the age of ninety-three in Lawrence, Kansas.

Edwin F. Abels