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John J. Ingalls

(1833 - 1900)

  • Orator, scholar, lawyer, and statesman
  • Active and influential delegate at the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention that brought about Kansas statehood
  • U.S. senator from 1873-1891
  • Coined phrase that became the Kansas state motto, Ad Astra Per Aspera
  • Featured in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall

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