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Name: Donald L. Dahl
Born: March 19, 1945 in Hillsboro, Kansas
Died:
Occupation: U.S. Navy (Retired)
County: Marion
Town: Hillsboro
Party: Republican
District: 70
Chamber: House 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Notes: Speaker Pro Tem 2007, 2008
Source material:

 

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: James W. Dahl
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Johnson
Town: Shawnee
Party: Republican
District: 18
Chamber: House 1969, 1970
Notes:
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Name: Charles Darwin Dail
Born: January 30, 1878
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: House 1905
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature 1905



Name: F. E. Daily
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Clark
Town: Lexington
Party: Republican
District: 95
Chamber: House 1911, 1913
Notes:
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Name: Kirke Woodford Dale
Born: March 24, 1893 in Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County, Kansas.
Died: June 21, 1977 in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Cowley
Town: Arkansas City
Party: Republican
District: 27
Chamber: Senate 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936
District: 25
Chamber: Senate 1937, SS1938, 1939, 1941, 1943
Notes: Served as President pro tem of the Senate.
Source material:

1)---1943 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Magazine, 1943?.)

2)---Topeka Daily Capitol 6/23/1977.



Name: J. N. (Isaac) Dalrymple
Born: March 22, 1836 in Clark County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Teacher, Farmer
County: Cloud
Town: Clyde
Party: Republican
District: 84
Chamber: House 1869
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1866. Married A. Kilgore September 13, 1870.
Source material:

1)---History of Kansas / William G. Cutler. (Topeka, Kan. : A.T. Andreas, 1883). Also available on the Internet at: http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/mitchell.



Name: Ancel K. Dalton
Born: August 31, 1911
Died: July 14, 1992
Occupation: Railroad employee
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Democrat
District: 18
Chamber: House 1955, 1956, 1957
Notes: Resigned on January 15, 1958. Replaced by Henry Chiles, January 27, 1958.
Source material:

1)---Topeka Capitol 1/21/1958.

2)---Social Security Death Index



Name: James T. Dalton
Born: 1855 in Tate Springs, Granger County, Tennessee.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockraiser
County: Stevens
Town: Hugoton
Party: Populist
District: 125
Chamber: House 1897, SS1898
Notes: Came to Kansas from Ohio in 1883. Chosen Sheriff of Stevens County in 1887. Married and the father of four children.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897 (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1897).



Name: W. B. Dalton
Born: September 9, 1876 in Manhattan, Kansas.
Died: November 10, 1961 in Topeka, Kansas.
Occupation: Merchant, Grain dealer
County: Pottawatomie, Nemaha
Town: St. George
Party: Republican
District: 18
Chamber: Senate 1925, 1927
Notes: Resigned before SS1928. Kansas "Oil Man of the Year" in 1960. Married to Ellen Alsop.
Source material:

1)---Topeka State Journal 11/11/1961.



Name: William H. Dalton
Born: June 28, 1863
Died: May 12, 1934
Occupation: Banker, Farmer
County: Greenwood
Town: Virgil
Party: Republican
District: 47
Chamber: House 1929, SS1930, 1931
Notes:
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Name: Addison Danford
Born: July 4, 1829 in Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire.
Died: 1901 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: Senate 1865
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1857. Attorney General of Kansas, 1869-1871.
Source material:

1)---"Biographies of Members of the Free-State Legislature of 1857-'58." found in: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.



Name: David H. Danhauer
Born: January 7, 1831 in Muskingum County, Ohio
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Osage
Town: Lyndon
Party: Republican
District: 60
Chamber: House 1877, 1879
Notes: Moved to Kansas in 1871
Source material:

1)---Directory of the State Government of Kansas for the yrs 1877 and 1878



Name: Albert Daniel
Born: July 2, 1877 in Yates Center, Kansas.
Died: January 8, 1940
Occupation: Farmer
County: Woodson
Town: Toronto
Party: Republican
District: 30
Chamber: House 1929, SS1930, 1931
Notes: Married Grace Lillian Daniel December 29, 1903.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933.)



Name: Francis L. Daniels
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Smith
Town: Smith Center
Party: Republican
District: 86
Chamber: House 1941
Notes:
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Name: Norma L. Daniels
Born: July 6, 1930
Died: September 13, 2008 in Wichita, Kansas
Occupation: Elected public official
County: Sedgwick
Town: Valley Center
Party: Democrat
District: 31
Chamber: Senate 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Notes:
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Name: Samuel T. Danner
Born: about 1840 in Rush County, Indiana.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Merchant, Teacher
County: Harvey
Town: Newton
Party: Republican
District: 30
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes: Civil War veteran: 1st---Company K, 37th Indiana Infantry. 2nd---officer in Company A, 12th U.S. Colored Infantry. Came to Kansas in 1872.
Source material:

1)---Kansas Legislative Handbook, 1895. Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1894.



Name: Rufus Darby
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Washington
Town: Washington
Party: Abolitionist 1865; Republican 1869
District: 16
Chamber: House 1865, 1869
Notes:
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Name: Charles Darling
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Dairyman
County: Norton
Town: Norton
Party: Democrat
District: 106
Chamber: House 1909
Notes:
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Name: Thomas J. Darling
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party:
District: 22
Chamber: House 1871
Notes:
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Name: J. N. Darnell
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Minister, Farmer
County: Johnson
Town: Olathe
Party: Democrat
District: 10
Chamber: House 1925
Notes:
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Name: Philander Daugherty
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Doctor
County: Geary
Town: Junction City
Party: Populist, Democrat
District: 45
Chamber: House 1893
Notes:
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Name: William C. Daugherty
Born: July 2, 1876 in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Died: October 2, 1962
Occupation: Druggist, Banker
County: Hamilton
Town: Syracuse
Party: Republican
District: 117
Chamber: House 1939, 1941, 1943
Notes: February 3, 1901 married Mary Diehl.
Source material:

1)---1943 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Magazine, 1943?)

2)---Illustriana Kansas. (Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933.)



Name: J. C. Davenport
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Smith
Town: Cora 1883; Smith Center 1885
Party: Democrat 1883; Greenback 1885
District: 110
Chamber: House 1883, SS1884, 1885, SS1886
Notes:
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Name: Wayne J. Davenport
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Gove
Town: Oakley
Party: Democrat
District: 104
Chamber: House 1911
Notes: Spouse's first name Amanda.
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Name: Charles Lock Davidson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Sedgwick
County: Wichita
Town: Republican
Party: 71
District: House 1907, 1908
Chamber:
Notes:
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Name: George Davidson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Furniture salesman
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Democrat
District: 68
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934
Notes: Married March 9, 1929 to Maude E. ?.
Source material:

1)---Topeka Capitol 12/14/1933.



Name: Lyman Jackson Davidson
Born: July 3, 1841 in Batavia, New York.
Died: December 10, 1931 in Montesano, Washington.
Occupation: Carpenter, Farmer
County: Cowley
Town: Eatonville
Party: Farmers' Alliance
District: 61
Chamber: House 1891
Notes: Married Elma Reynolds December 4, 1879 in Kansas. Civil War veteran: 12th Michigan Infantry, Co. I. Elected Justice of the Peace in and for Cowley County in 1888.
Source material:

1)---Information provided courtesy of Lyman Jackson Davidson's great grandson, David Hoff of California.



Name: Gomer Taliesin Davies
Born: January 25, 1855
Died:
Occupation:
County: Republic
Town: Republic City
Party: Republican
District: 73
Chamber: House 1887, 1889
Notes:
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Name: Price J. Davies
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Seward
Town: Liberal
Party: Republican
District: 123
Chamber: House 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938
Notes:
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Name: Rowland Davies
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Riley
Town: Bala
Party: Republican
District: 51
Chamber: House 1889
Notes:
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Name: Caldwell Davis, Sr.
Born: September 6, 1868 in Bourbon County, Kansas.
Died: August 24, 1936 in Bronson, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Bourbon
Town: Bronson
Party: Democrat
District: 19
Chamber: House SS1930, 1931, 1933, SS1933, SS1934
Notes: According to Illustriana Kansas his birth date was September 6, 1869. Replaced J. R. Stapleton in Kansas House of Representatives who died before the 1930 Special Session. His brother, Jonathan M. Davis, also served in the Kansas Legislature and was elected Governor in 1922.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. Illustriana Inc. : Hebron, Neb., 1933.



Name: Caldwell Davis, Jr.
Born: June 4, 1911 in Bronson, Kansas.
Died: December 31, 1973 in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Bourbon
Town: Bronson
Party: Democrat
District: 19
Chamber: House 1939, 1941, 1943
Notes: Son of Caldwell Davis, Sr.
Source material:

1)---1943 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Magazine, 1943?.)

2)---"House Resolution 1066," Journal of the House of Representatives, Kansas Legislature, 1974.



Name: Carl H. Davis
Born: February 6, 1884 in New Sharon, Iowa.
Died: September 30, 1961 in Wichita, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 68
Chamber: House 1911
Notes: Married November 20, 1912, to Maria Francisco. According to his obituary at the time of his death he was married to Alice Davis.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. Illustriana Inc. : Hebron, Neb., 1933.

2)---Topeka Capitol Journal 10/1/1961.



Name: Charles L. Davis, Jr.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 34
Chamber: House 1957, 1958, SS1958
Notes: World War II veteran.
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Name: D. M. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Horticulturist
County: Crawford
Town: Arcadia
Party: Reform
District: 13
Chamber: Senate 1875, 1876
Notes:
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Name: E. A. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Haskell
Town: Santa Fe
Party: Republican
District: 121
Chamber: House 1917
Notes:
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Name: Edmund D. Davis
Born:
Died: August 31, 1950 in Wichita, Kansas.
Occupation: Editor, Publisher
County: Butler
Town: Whitewater
Party: Democrat
District: 52
Chamber: House 1937, SS1938
Notes: World War I veteran.
Source material:

1)---Topeka State Journal 9/1/1950.



Name: E. P. Davis
Born: 1840 in Indiana.
Died:
Occupation: Physician, Druggist, Merchant
County: Bourbon
Town: Hiattville
Party: Republican
District: 37
Chamber: House 1876
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1868. Married 1st in 1866 to Nellie Miller. Married 2nd in 1870 to Carolina Schoen. Civil War veteran, serving in the "10th Iowa" in which he was appointed assistant surgeon in 1862.
Source material:

1)---An online biography can be found at: History of the State of Kansas (Bourbon County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.



Name: Ed A. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Real estate, Farmer
County: Ottawa
Town: Minneapolis
Party: Republican
District: 31
Chamber: Senate 1921, 1923, SS1923
Notes:
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Name: Eli Davis
Born: November 22, 1840 in Meiggs County, Ohio
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Miami
Town: Spring Hill
Party: Republican
District: 31
Chamber: House 1876
District: 29
Chamber: House 1877
Notes: Moved to Kansas in 1870
Source material:

1)---Directory of the State Government of Kansas for the years 1877 and 1878



Name: Frank A. Davis
Born: March 5, 1880 in Pleasanton, Kansas.
Died: August 26, 1948 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Occupation: Civil engineer, Road association manager
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Republican
District: 9
Chamber: House 1929, SS1930
Notes: Married May 28, 1905, to Mabel Adell King.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933.)



Name: James Parker Davis
Born: July 21, 1921 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Died: October 22, 1979
Occupation: Attorney
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 8
Chamber: House 1959, 1960
District: 6
Chamber: House 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964, 1965, 1966, SS1966
District: 30
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
District: 34
Chamber: House 1973
Notes: Married November 27, 1947 to Maurita Lois Burnett. Resigned January 1973. Replaced by Norman E. Justice, January 25, 1973.
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Midwest Industry Magazine, Kansas Construction Magazine, 1961.)

2)---Who's Who in American Politics, Second Edition 1969-1970. (R. R. Bowker Company New York and London, 1969.)



Name: John P. Davis
Born: January 20, 1839, in Ashland County, Ohio
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Brown
Town: Hiawatha
Party: Republican
District: 7
Chamber: House 1876
District: 70
Chamber: House 1877
Notes: Married February 11, 1858, to Sarah Horrabin. Came to Kansas in 1873.
Source material:

1)---Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, 1918 edition



Name: John W. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Sherman
Town: Eustis
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1887
Notes: Admitted to seat with special provisions, see HJ 1887, page 57.
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Name: John Wesley Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Kiowa
Town: Greensburg
Party: Republican
District: 94
Chamber: House 1901
District: 98
Chamber: House 1909
District: 93
Chamber: House 1911
District: 37
Chamber: Senate 1925, 1927, SS1928, 1929, SS1930, 1931
Notes: Referred to as a master of debate.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature, Session of 1929 (The Great Bend Printing & Supply Company, Kansas 1929).



Name: Jonathan McMillan Davis
Born: April 26, 1871 near Bronson, Kansas.
Died: June 27, 1943
Occupation: Farmer
County: Bourbon
Town: Bronson
Party: Fusion 1901; Democrat 1907
District: 22
Chamber: House 1901, 1907, SS1908, 1909
District: 19
Chamber: House 1911
District: 8
Chamber: Senate 1913, 1915
Notes: Married September 26, 1894, to Mollie (Mary) Purdom. She died July 13, 1926. Married 2nd, December 26, 1931 to Mary E. Raymond. Governor of Kansas, 1923-1925. Ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate from Kansas in 1930. His brother, Caldwell Davis, also served in the Kansas Legislature.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. Illustriana Inc. : Hebron, Neb., 1933.

2)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901. (Crane & Co., Topeka, KS, 1900.)



Name: Joseph Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Doniphan
Town: Wathena
Party: Democrat
District: 3
Chamber: House 1881
District: 2
Chamber: House 1883, SS1884
Notes:
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Name: M. C. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Pratt
Town: Iuka
Party: Repulican
District: 132
Chamber: House 1881
Notes:
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Name: Morrill Ingalls Davis
Born: May 2, 1841 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Died: May 29, 1930 in Turlock, California.
Occupation: Farmer, Dairyman
County: Labette
Town: Oswego
Party: Fusion
District: 28
Chamber: House 1901, 1902, 1903
Notes: Civil War veteran: 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company K. Came to Kansas in 1878.
Source material:

1)---Political Graveyard web site.

2)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901. (Crane & Co., Topeka, KS, 1900.)



Name: N. A. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Edwards
Town: Kinsley
Party: Democrat
District: 92
Chamber: House 1911, 1913
Notes:
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Name: Oliver Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Atchison
Town: Atchison
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: House 1869
Notes:
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Name: Paul T. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Douglas
Town: Lawrence
Party: Democrat
District: 46
Chamber: House 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes: Appointed in January 2003. Married to Stephanie Davis.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: S. R. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Ottawa
Town: Oakhill
Party: Republican
District: 62
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: Thomas Clark Davis
Born: 1870 in Wilson County, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Wilson
Town: Benedict
Party: Populist
District: 30
Chamber: House 1897, 1898
Notes: Graduate of the Kansas State Agricultural College.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897 (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1897).



Name: Thomas J. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Gray
Town: Cave
Party: Republican
District: 120
Chamber: House 1911, 1913
Notes:
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Name: W. B. Davis
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Ottawa
Town: Delphos
Party: Republican
District: 83
Chamber: House 1873
Notes:
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Name: Werter R. Davis
Born: April 1, 1815 in Ohio.
Died: June 21, 1893
Occupation: Professor, Clergyman
County: Douglas
Town: Baldwin City
Party: Republican
District: 8
Chamber: House 1861
Notes: In 1858 he was elected the first president of Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas. In 1881 he participated in the first Ecumenical Conference of the Methodist Church in London. During the Civil War he served as chaplain of the 12th Kansas and was made colonel of the 16th Kansas Cavalry.
Source material:

1)---"Biographies of Members of the Legislature of 1861." found in: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.



Name: Edgar F. Davison
Born: September 10, 1857 in Harrison County, Ohio
Died:
Occupation: Banker
County: Marion
Town: Peabody
Party: Republican
District: 60
Chamber: House 1905, 1907, 1908
Notes:
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Name: Ralph L. Davison
Born: September 18, 1910 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Died: July 21, 1963 in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Occupation: Grain elevator operator
County: Washington
Town: Washington
Party: Republican
District: 18
Chamber: Senate 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
Notes: Married Hazel N. Barker in 1938.
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Midwest Industry Magazine, Kansas Construction Magazine, 1961.)



Name: Fernando Brenton Dawes
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 7
Chamber: House 1899
Notes:
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Name: Frank A. Dawley
Born: about 1873
Died: June 4, 1953 in Manhattan, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Osborne
Town: Waldo
Party: Republican
District: 84
Chamber: House 1913
Notes: Married to Nellie Herrick in 1898.
Source material:

1)---Topeka Capitol 6/5/1953.



Name: Carol Dawson
Born: July 28, 1945
Died:
Occupation: Substitute teacher
County: Russell
Town: Russell
Party: Republican
District: 110
Chamber: House 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933.)



Name: Orrin Wylie Dawson
Born: December 14, 1868
Died: March 4, 1937
Occupation: Realtor, Insurer, Building & Loan
County: Barton
Town: Great Bend
Party: Republican
District: 78
Chamber: House 1925, 1927, SS1928, 1929, SS1930, 1931
Notes:
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Name: George Day
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Meade
Town: Meade
Party: Republican
District: 122
Chamber: House 1917
Notes:
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Name: J. S. Day
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Cowley
Town: Winfield
Party: Democrat
District: 51
Chamber: House 1915
Notes:
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Name: John Day
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Kingman
Town: Kingman
Party: Farmers' Alliance
District: 89
Chamber: House 1891
Notes:
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Name: Silas A. Day
Born: November 4, 1842 in New Albany, Indiana
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Republican
District: 37
s Chamber: House 1877
Notes: Moved to Fort Scott on March 14, 1869
Source material:

1)---Directory of the State Government of Kansas for the years 1877 and 1878



Name: William H. Day
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Seward
Town: Liberal
Party: Republican
District:
Chamber: House 1889
Notes: Admitted as a delegate by resolution on January 10, 1889.
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Name: Ralph Deacon
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Miner
County: Cherokee
Town: Weir
Party: Democrat
District: 25
Chamber: House 1909
District: 22
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: E. C. Dean
Born: April 19, 1898 in Colorado.
Died:
Occupation: Abstract & Title business
County: Morton
Town: Elkhart
Party: Democrat
District: 125
Chamber: House 1961, 1962
Notes: Came to Richfield, Kansas as a child.
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Midwest Industry Magazine, Kansas Construction Magazine, 1961.)



Name: George R. Dean
Born: September 12, 1933
Died:
Occupation: Aerospace engineer, Consulting engineer (Retired)
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Democrat
District: 96
Chamber: House 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Notes:
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Name: William A. Dearth
Born:
Died: August 18, 1984
Occupation: Insurance agent
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Democrat
District: 2
Chamber: Senate 1967, 1968
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Notes: Replaced Wade M. Ferguson, resigned.
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Name: Harlan Deaver
Born:
Died: April 20, 1968 near Hardy, Arkansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Brown
Town: Sabetha
Party: Republican
District: 37
Chamber: House 1949
Notes: World War I veteran. Spouse's first name listed as Sylvia. Both Mr. and Mrs. Deaver died at the same time in an accident.
Source material:

1)---Topeka Capitol 4/22/1968.



Name: James A. DeBard
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Merchant, Shipper
County: Reno
Town: Turon
Party: Fusion
District: 79
Chamber: House 1899
Notes:
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Name:S. Burton DeBaun
Born: March 3, 1922 in Topeka, Kansas
Died: May 27, 1995 in Osage City, Kansas
Occupation: Farm equipment dealer
County: Lyon
Town: Osage City
Party: Republican
District: 13
Chamber: House 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Notes: Married Margaret L. Allison on January 17, 1943 in Champaign, Ill.
Source material:

1)---Obit from Topeka Capital Journal 5/30/1995


Name: Lamont D. De Camp
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Lyon
Town: Allen
Party: Republican
District: 45
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: Willa DeCastro
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Registered nurse
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 96
Chamber: House 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006
Notes: Married to Charles L. DeCastro.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: William H. Deckard
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Doniphan
Town: Palermo
Party: Republican
District: 2
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
Notes:
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Name: Kathe Decker
Name: Also served as Kathe Lloyd.
Born: July 26, 1952 in Caney, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Real estate appraiser
County: Clay
Town: Clay Center
Party: Republican
District: 64
Chamber: House 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006
Notes: On May 7, 1998 she was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of her husband, Representative Steve Lloyd. Married Clint Decker before the 2003 Legislative Session.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Harry Thomas Dedrick
Born: about 1870
Died: January 5, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer, Judge
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 66
Chamber: House 1925, 1927, SS1928
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Topeka Capitol 1/5/1943.



Name: Kelso Deer
Born: January 2, 1916
Died:
Occupation: Teacher, School superintendent
County: Butler
Town: Augusta
Party: Democrat
District: 53
Chamber: House 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
Notes:
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Name: H. C. DeForrest
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Nemaha
Town: Wetmore
Party:
District: 9
Chamber: House 1872, 1873
Notes:
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Name: Peter DeGraaf
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Director, Financial Counseling Service
County: Sedgwick
Town: Mulvane
Party: Republican
District: 81
Chamber: House 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013
District: 82
Chamber: 2013
Notes: Appointed May 29, 2008 to replace Ted Powers who died in office. Married to Karen.
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Name: Andrew O. Delaney, Sr.
Born: December 12, 1869 in Doniphan County, Kansas.
Died: December 15, 1944 Leona, Kansas.
Occupation: Organizer/Founder of Farmer's Bank of Leona
County: Doniphan
Town: Leona
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: Senate 1917, 1919, SS1919, SS1920
Notes: Married to Elizabeth Fenton. Buried in Denton, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---Information provided by Ann Delaney, his granddaughter, and Daphne Scott, his niece by marriage.



Name: Andrew O. (Jack) Delaney, Jr.
Born: January 1899 in Doniphan County, Kansas.
Died: April 19, 1961 in Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer, Judge
County: Doniphan
Town: Troy
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: Senate 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936
Notes:
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Name: Oris Polk Dellinger
Born: August 15, 1877
Died:
Occupation: Dean of College (Retired)
County: Crawford
Town: Pittsburg
Party: Republican
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1949, 1951
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Pittsburg Almanac 1876-1976, page 216.



Name: Ambrose L. Dempsey
Born: September 6, 1909 in Leavenworth County, Kansas.
Died: July 27, 1995
Occupation: Farmer, Dairyman
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Democrat
District: 6
Chamber: House 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
District: 5
Chamber: House 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964
District: 4
Chamber: House 1965, 1966, SS1966
District: 38
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
District: 42
Chamber: House 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,1982, 1983, 1984
Notes: Served 30 consecutive years as State Representative believe to be the longest continuous period of service in the House of Representatives, according to information of February 7, 1996. Married Margaret Casserly who died in 1966. Married a second time to Mary Theresa Wacker Doege on November 11, 1972.
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Midwest Industry Magazine, Kansas Construction Magazine, 1961.)

2)---HR 6006, 1996 Journal page 1534.



Name: William D. Denholm
Born: February 22, 1896
Died: August 19, 1987
Occupation: Dairy farmer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Tonganoxie
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: House 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953
Notes:
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Name: Jess C. Denious
Born: July 14, 1879 in Mogadore, Ohio.
Died: December 1, 1953
Occupation: Newspaper editor
County: Ford
Town: Dodge City
Party: Republican
District: 37
Chamber: Senate 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936
District: 35
Chamber: Senate 1937, SS1938, 1939
Notes: Married July 30, 1915, to Juliet Pettijohn.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. Illustriana Inc. : Hebron, Neb., 1933.



Name: Charles Edwin Denison
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Newspaperman, Postmaster
County: Cheyenne
Town: St. Francis
Party: Republican
District: 108
Chamber: House 1895
Notes:
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Name: Hampton B. Denman
Born: about 1829 in Ohio.
Died: 1906 in Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Democrat
District: 7
Chamber: Senate 1861, 1862
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1857.
Source material:

1)---"Biographies of Members of the Legislature of 1861." found in: Transactions of the Kansas Historical Society, 1907-1908. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.


Name: Jim Denning
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Health Care Administrator
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Republican
District: 19
District: 8
Chamber: House 2011, 2012
Chamber: Senate 2013
Notes: Married to Marearl.
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Name: Clarence Glenn Dennis
Born: December 16, 1885
Died: August 1968
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Haskell
Town: Sublette
Party: Democrat
District: 121
Chamber: House 1919, SS1919, SS1920
Notes:
Source material:
1)---Supplied by Kansas State Historical Society and Social Security Death Index.

 



Name: David M. Dennis
Born: June 27, 1866
Died: September 28, 1928
Occupation: Stockraiser
County: Gove
Town: Orion
Party: Republican
District: 109
Chamber: House 1907, 1908, SS1908, 1909
Notes:
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Name: Ernest D. Dennis
Born: September 19, 1887 in Woodson County, Kansas.
Died: August, 1972
Occupation: Farmer
County: Haskell
Town: Sublette
Party: Republican
District: 121
Chamber: House 1941, 1943, 1945
Notes:
Source material:

1)---1943 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Magazine, 1943?.)

2)---Social Security Death Index



Name: S. S. Dennis
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Barton
Town: Great Bend
Party: Independent Republican
District: 97
Chamber: House 1876
Notes:
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Name: Arthur W. Dennison
Born: about 1851 in Courtland County, New York.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Butler
Town: El Dorado
Party: Populist
District: 25
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1878.
Source material:

1)---Kansas Legislative Handbook, 1895. Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1894.



Name: George E. Dennison
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Physician
County: Linn
Town: Moneka
Party: Republican
District: 47
Chamber: House 1863
Notes:
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Name: John T. Denton
Born: March 9, 1850 in Wyoming, Bath County, Kentucky.
Died:
Occupation: Banker, Stockman
County: Elk
Town: Grenola
Party: Republican
District: 26
Chamber: Senate 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915
Notes: Married Miss Leah Elizabeth Havens in 1876 in Kentucky.
Source material:

1)---Standard of Kansas and Kansans (Chicago: Lewis, 1918).



Name: Spurzheim Derby (also known as Spud Derby)
Born: December 24, 1856 in Ohio
Died: August 12, 1930
Occupation: Farmer
County: Haskell
Town: Jean
Party: Republican
District: 121
Chamber: House 1915
Notes: Married October 5, 1878, to Mary Catherine Erickson; Buried in Haskell County Cemetery
Source material:

1)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com

2)---1920 U.S. census, Kansas, Haskell County



Name: David Detrick
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Doniphan
Town: Highland
Party: Radical Republican
District: 1
Chamber: House 1865
Notes:
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Name: E. A. Deupree
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Rice
Town: Lyons
Party: Republican
District: 96
Chamber: House 1889
Notes:
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Name: Benjamin F. DeVore
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Montgomery
Town: Independence
Party: Democrat
District: 65
Chamber: House 1872
Notes:
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Name: E. G. Dewey
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Elk
Town: Grenola
Party: Republican
District: 64
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
Notes:
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Name: Grasson De Witt
Born: 1835 in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio.
Died: April 8, 1901 west of Humboldt, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, Civil engineer
County: Allen
Town: Humboldt
Party: Republican
District: 19
Chamber: House 1895, 1897, SS1898
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1863 and settled in Allen County. Married and the father of seven children. Commonly called Captain De Witt. Held the position of county surveyor for 15 years, and was holding it at the time of his death.
Source material:

1)---Information provided through the research of John A. Jackson, KSGenWeb, Civil war coordinator.

2)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897 (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1897).



Name: Max L. Dice
Born: August 3, 1913 in Neodesha, Kansas.
Died: August 2, 1969 near Johnson, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Stanton
Town: Johnson
Party: Republican
District: 119
Chamber: House 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
Notes: World War II veteran. Resigned from the legislature in 1960.
Source material:

1)---Topeka Daily Capitol8/4/1969.



Name: Harry Dick
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Druggist
County: Douglas
Town: Lawrence
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: House 1921
Notes:
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Name: William Clayton Dickey
Born: April 11, 1872 in Tipton, Illinois.
Died: February 7, 1955 in Larned, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer, Farmer
County: Wichita
Town: Leoti
Party: Democrat
District: 111
Chamber: House 1931
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1885.
Source material:

1)---Topeka Capitol 2/8/1955.



Name: Rosa Been Dickhut
Born: East Bend, N.C.
Died:
Occupation: Homemaker, Artist
County: Scott
Town: Scott City
Party: Democrat
District: 113
Chamber: House 1953, 1955, 1956
Notes:
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Name: Frank Alexander Dickie
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Mitchell
Town: Asherville
Party: Democrat
District: 83
Chamber: House 1923, SS1923
Notes:
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Name: William W. Dickinson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Wyandotte
Town: Quindaro
Party:
District: 8
Chamber: House 1862
Notes:
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Name: C. M. Dickson
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Johnson
Town: Edgerton
Party: Farmers' Alliance
District: 12
Chamber: House 1891
Notes:
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Name: H. D. Dickson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Woodson
Town: Neosho Falls
Party: Independent
District: 62
Chamber: House 1876
Notes:
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Name: Peter Dickson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Surveyor, Farmer
County: Jackson
Town: Holton
Party: Republican
District: 49
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
District: 39
Chamber: House 1895
Notes:
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Name: Clayton Carr Diehl
Born: March 6, 1883
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Decatur
Town: Oberlin
Party: Republican
District: 102
Chamber: House 1935, SS1936, 1939, 1945, 1947, 1949
Notes: Married Ruby W. Boory September 4, 1948 in Wellington, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---Topeka State Journal 9/6/1948.



Name: Henry O. Diefendorf
Born: March 6, 1871 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Died: January 3, 1946 in Topeka, Kansas.
Occupation: Banker
County: Riley
Town: Riley
Party: Republican
District: 42
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934
District: 21
Chamber: Senate 1935, SS1936
Notes: May 6, 1892 married Jessie May Wilson. Elected November 6, 1934 to succeed Hal E. Harlan, resigned.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933.)

2)--- Topeka State Journal 1/4/1946.



Name: Arden Dierdorff
Born: July 6, 1909 in Smith County, Kansas.
Died: January 14, 1999 in Topeka, Kansas
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Smith
Town: Smith Center
Party: Republican
District: 86
Chamber: House 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964, 1965, 1966, SS1966
District: 112
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
District: 109
Chamber: House 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Notes: Appointed to fill vacancy caused by death of E.R. Sonnenberg. Married Jo Vandervort on February 20, 1930.
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Midwest Industry Magazine, Kansas Construction Magazine, 1961.)

2)--- Obit from Topeka Capital Journal 1/17/1999


Name: Diana Dierks
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Realtor
County: Saline
Town: Salina
Party: Republican
District: 71
Chamber: House 2013
Notes: Married to Heinz.
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Name: Francis F. Dietrich
Born: May 8, 1899
Died:
Occupation: Business teacher
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Republican
District: 18
Chamber: House 1945, 1947
Notes:
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