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James Madison Harvey (1869-1873)

James Madison HarveyPolitician

Died: 15 April 1894.

Robert Crozier was succeeded by James M. Harvey who had moved to Kansas in 1859 at age 26. A farmer and land surveyor by occupation, Harvey located in Riley County. After the Civil War, he served in the legislature and became the state's fifth governor in 1869. Harvey returned to his native Virginia during the 1880s but after a few years moved back to Vinton where he died on April 15, 1894.

Governor biographies courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society.

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