Lorenzo Dow Lewelling (1893-1895)
Born: 21 December 1846, Salem, Iowa
Died: Arkansas City, Kansas.
The state's first Populist governor (1893-1895), Lorenzo D. Lewelling, was born in Salem, Iowa, on December 21, 1846. He did not move to Kansas until 1887 but quickly became a popular reform speaker. Five years after finishing his single term as governor, Lewelling died in Arkansas City, at age 53.
Governor biographies courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society.