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Compiled by Rita Haley, Sherri Schulte, Donna Copeland, Bill Sowers and Lois Delfelder.
Please direct comments, additions, corrections to: Bill Sowers, ksdocs@library.ks.gov


Name: Edward D. Lacey
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Allen
Town: Moran
Party: Republican
District: 21
Chamber: House 1887, 1889
Notes:
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Name: D. Jack Lacey
Born: May 28, 1927 in Promise City, Iowa
Died: September 12, 2009 in Chetopa, Kansas
Occupation: Retired
County: Cherokee
Town: Oswego
Party: Democrat
District: 2
Chamber: House 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990
Notes:
Source material: Married Delores Knarr on March 6, 1949 in Neodesha.



Name: Ira J. Lacock
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Brown
Town: Hiawatha
Party: Independent; Republican 1866
District: 11
Chamber: House 1863, 1864, 1866
Notes:
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Name: John T. Lacy
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Wallace
Town: Sharon Springs
Party: Independent Republican
District: 115
Chamber: House 1905
District: 110
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: Wendell E. Lady
Born: December 12, 1930
Died:
Occupation: Engineer
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Republican
District: 19
Chamber: House 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Notes:
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Name: Richard I. Lahti
Born: May 16, 1943
Died:
Occupation: Quality Assurance Manager
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Democrat
District: 85
Chamber: House 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Notes:
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Name: Hubert Thomas Laidlaw
Born: January 31, 1861, in Sparta, Ontario, Canada.
Died:
Occupation: Hay, grain and cattle business
County: Woodson
Town: Yates Center
Party: Republican
District: 30
Chamber: House 1911
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1869 from Canada. Married October 22, 1867, to Annie Knight.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Incorporated, 1933) page 667



Name: Henry M. Laing
Born: September 8, 1857 in Cayuga County, New York.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Russell
Town: Russell
Party: Republican
District: 81
Chamber: House 1911, 1913, 1915
District: 34
Chamber: Senate 1917, 1919, SS1919, SS1920, 1921, 1923, SS1923, 1925, 1927, SS1928
Notes: Married February 23, 1886, to Margaret Lenora Farnsworth.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. Hebron, Nebraska : Illustriana Incorporated, 1933. (p. 667-668)



Name: Herbert F. Laing
Born: March 14, 1905 in Russell, Kansas.
Died: October, 1972
Occupation: Investments
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 34
Chamber: House 1951, 1953
Notes: Married May 24, 1934, to Augusta Marshall. His father, Henry M. Laing, served as a Kansas legislator. His daughter, Alicia Laing Salisbury, was elected to the Kansas State Senate in 1985.
Source material:

1)---Builders of Topeka: Who's Who in the Capital City, 1956 Topeka, Kan. : Capper Printing Company, 1956. (p. 145)



Name: James B. Laing
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Leavenworth
Town:
Party:
District: 25
Chamber: House 1864
Notes:
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Name: C. S. Laird
Born:
Died: 1965
Occupation: Grain Dealer, Farmer
County: Hodgeman
Town: Jetmore
Party: Republican
District: 97
Chamber: House 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938
Notes:
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Name: Charles F. Laird
Born: June 4, 1941 in Topeka, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Insurance Salesman
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Democrat
District: 59
Chamber: House 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988
Notes: Married in 1964 to Sue Melton. Veteran: WWII, Capt., 4252 Strategic Wing, 8th Air Force.
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Name: Ervin E. Lake
Born: January 27, 1892 in Winfield, Kansas
Died: March, 1973
Occupation: Building & Loan, Savings
County: Barber
Town: Medicine Lodge
Party: Republican
District: 73
Chamber: House 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947
Notes:
Source material:

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



Name: Arnott R. Lamb
Born: December 8, 1887 in Toronto, Kansas
Died:
Occupation: Teacher, Lawyer
County: Montgomery
Town: Coffeyville
Party: Republican
District: 27
Chamber: House 1915
Notes: His father, Giles H. Lamb, was also a Kansas legislator. Married Miss May Davis year 1909.
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Name: David Edward Lamb
Born: November 27, 1866 in Independence, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Died:
Occupation: Merchant
County: Dickinson
Town: Herington
Party: Republican; Progressive 1915
District: 57
Chamber: House 1915, 1919, SS1919, SS1920, 1921
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1878. Married November 6, 1895, to Jessie Irwin.
Source material:

1)---Standard History of Kansas and Kansans (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1918) Also available on the Internet at: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/biol/lambde.html



Name: Giles Harvey Lamb
Born: February 22, 1858 in Fountain County, Indiana.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Woodson
Town: Yates Center
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: Senate 1897, SS1898, 1899
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1883. Married 1st March 6, 1881 to Bessie Shipps. She died June 26, 1914. Married 2nd September 23, 1915 to Ollie Crandall. His sons, Paul A. and A. R. Lamb, were also Kansas legislators. Served as Chairman of Governor Paulen's School Code Commission (1929).
Source material:

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

1)---Illustriana Kansas. Hebron, Nebraska : Illustriana Incorporated, 1933. (p. 668-670.)



Name: Jacob Lamb
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Wilson
Town: Fredonia
Party: Republican
District: 30
Chamber: House 1893
Notes:
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Name: Josiah Lamb
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Linn
Town:
Party:
District: 9
Chamber: House 1862
Notes:
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Name: Paul A. Lamb
Born: March 22, 1901.
Died: April, 1986.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Montgomery
Town: Caney
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: Senate 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964
Notes: Served 17 years in the U.S Army, including all of World War II years. His father, Giles H. Lamb, was also a Kansas legislator.
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. Topeka, Kan. : published by Midwest Industry Magazine ; Lawrence, Kan. : printed by World Company, 1961

2)---Birth and death dates from the Social Security Death Index.



Name: William Lamb
Born: December 28, 1806 in Randolph County, North Carolina.
Died: June 6, 1891 in Junction City, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Dickinson
Town: Detroit
Party: Republican
District: 73
Chamber: House 1868
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1856, left for Ohio and returned to Kansas again in about 1858. Married December 25, 1828 to Jane Wilson.
Source material:

1)---Online biography found in History of the State of Kansas (Dickinson County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.



Name: C. S. Lambdin
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Chase
Town:
Party:
District: 13
Chamber: Senate 1862
Notes: Took seat of S. N. Wood on February 4, 1862.
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Name: Isaac E. Lambert
Born: 1855 in Knox County, Illinois.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Lyon
Town: Emporia
Party: Republican
District: 47
Chamber: House 1895, 1897
Notes: Resigned before SS1898, replaced by Charles Harris. Came to Kansas in 1879. Married and the father of three children.
Source material:

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



Name: John J. Lambert
Born: 1850 in Wexford, County Wexford, Ireland.
Died:
Occupation: Ranchman, Farmer
County: Lincoln
Town: Sylvan Grove
Party: Populist
District: 83
Chamber: House 1895, 1897, SS1898
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1871. Married and the father of three children.
Source material:

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



Name: Wallace W. Lambert
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Ottawa
Town: Lindsey
Party: Republican
District: 81
Chamber: House 1869, 1870
Notes:
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Name: William Purnell Lambertson
Born: March 23, 1880 in Fairview, Kansas.
Died: October 26, 1957 in Fairview, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Brown
Town: Fariview
Party: Republican
District: 42
Chamber: House 1909
District: 37
Chamber: House 1911
District: 1
Chamber: Senate 1913, 1915
District: 37
Chamber: House 1919, SS1919, SS1920, 1921
Notes: Speaker of the House in 1921. Chairman of Kansas State Efficiency and Economy Commission in 1917. U. S. Representative 1st district 1929-45. Married November 26, 1908 to Floy LThompson.
Source material:

1)---Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Bicentennial Edition. United States Government Printing Office, 1989.

2)---http://www.politicalgraveyard.com/

 



Name: Guy M. Lamer
Born: May 30, 1886 in Lindsborg, Kansas
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Allen
Town: Iola
Party: Republican
District: 17
Chamber: House 1941, 1943, 1945
District: 14
Chamber: Senate 1951
Notes: Elected November 7, 1950, to fill vacancy by resignation of Spencer Gard.
Source material:

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



Name: Charles Lander
Born: 1861
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: McPherson
Town: Lindsborg
Party: Republican
District: 69
Chamber: House 1905, 1907, SS1908, 1909
Notes:
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Name: P. H. Landergin
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Greenwood
Town: Eureka
Party: Democrat
District: 52
Chamber: House 1905
Notes:
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Name: Harry S. Landis
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Co. Supt. of Schools
County: Barber
Town: Medicine Lodge
Party: Populist
District: 37
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes:
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Name: Mark T. Landon
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lumber Dealer
County: Doniphan
Town: Doniphan
Party: Republican
District: 2
Chamber: House 1875
Notes:
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Name: Joseph LaFayette Landrey
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Wyandotte
Town: Argentine
Party: Fusion 1901; Democrat 1909
District: 11
Chamber: House 1901, 1909
Notes:
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Name: Brenda K. Landwehr
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Business Owner
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 91
Chamber: House 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Married to David Landwehr.
Source material:

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



Name: Al Lane
Born: July 7, 1932
Died: October 3, 2009
Occupation: Airline Captain (Retired)
County: Johnson
Town: Mission Hills
Party: Republican
District: 25
Chamber: House 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Notes:
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Name: Harold Lane
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Self-Employed and Retired
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Democrat
District: 58
Chamber: House 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes: Married to Jane Lane.
Source material:

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



Name: J. T. Lane
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Merchant
County: Doniphan
Town: Iowa Point
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: Senate 1865
Notes:
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Name: John S. Lane
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Merchant
County: Linn
Town: Blooming Grove
Party: Radical
District: 48
Chamber: House 1867
Notes:
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Name: Levi Hart Lane
Born: April 1, 1830 om Turin, Lewis County, New York.br> Died:
Occupation: Druggist, Dentist
County: Linn
Town: Prescott
Party: Republican
District: 35
Chamber: House 1873
Notes: Married twice, 1st February 23 1854 to Emily J. Kendrick, she died, he then married December 10, 1879 Rebecca Flower of Ohio, in Topeka, Kansas.
Source material:

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



Name: Thomas Shelvy Lane
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Ford
Town: Bucklin
Party: Democrat
District: 96
Chamber: House 1913
Notes:
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Name: Vincent J. Lane
Born: January 7, 1828 in West Middletown, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Died:
Occupation: Railroad contractor
County: Wyandotte
Town: Wyandotte
Party: Democrat
District: 31
Chamber: House 1868, 1870
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1857. Married in September 1855, to Sarah J. Robinson.
Source material:

1)---Online biography found in History of the State of Kansas (Wyandotte County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.



Name: S. J. Langdon
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Crawford
Town: Iowa City
Party: Republican
District: 86
Chamber: House 1870, 1871
District: 40
Chamber: House 1872, 1873
Notes:
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Name: Henry Langfield
Born:
Died:
Occupation: County Offices
County: Barton
Town: Ellinwood
Party: Fusion or Democrat
District: 83
Chamber: House 1903, SS1903
Notes:
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Name: Lawrence H. Langvardt (Laurence H. Langvardt)
Born: November 16, 1872, in Geary County, Kansas
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Geary
Town: Dwight
Party: Republican
District: 43
Chamber: House 1925, 1927, SS1928
Notes: In his son's biography his first name is spelled Laurence. Some legislative material lists his name as Lawrence.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Inc., 1933) (page 674, biography of his son, John H. Langvardt)



Name: Audrey Langworthy
Born: April 1, 1938
Died:
Occupation: Public Service, Community Volunteer
County: Johnson
Town: Prairie Village
Party: Republican
District: 7
Chamber: Senate 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Notes:
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Name: Albert B. Lanning
Born: June 28, 1864, in Summerset, Pennsylvania.
Died: 1981
Occupation: Farmer
County: Nemaha
Town: Sabetha
Party: Republican
District: 38
Chamber: House 1921, 1923, SS1923
Notes: Married January 9, 1889, to Mary Magdalene Heikes.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Inc., 1933) - page 674.



Name: John T. Lanter
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Anderson
Town: Garnett
Party: Republican
District: 49
Chamber: House 1873
Notes:
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Name: Samuel Lappin
Born: about 1831 in Ohio.
Died: August 4, 1892 in La Centre, Washington.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Nemaha
Town: Seneca
Party: Republican
District: 3
Chamber: Senate 1861, 1862
District: 13
Chamber: House 1869
Notes: Came to Kansas by 1855. He was one of the incorporators of Seneca, Kansas, in 1857. On November 26, 1862, he was commissioned as assistant quartermaster by the President, ranking as captain. Served as State Treasurer from January-December, 1875, when he was asked to resign.
Source material:

1)---"Biographies of Members of the Legislature of 1861," found in Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908 (volume 10). Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.



Name: Harry G. Larimer
Born: 1854 in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky.
Died:
Occupation: Teacher, Lawyer
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 37
Chamber: House 1897, SS1898
Notes:
Source material:

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



Name: James I. Larimer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 30
Chamber: House 1869, 1870
Notes:
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Name: William Larimer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Delaware Township
Party: Republican
District: 3
Chamber: Senate 1869, 1870
Notes:
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Name: Bruce F. Larkin
Born: August 25, 1950
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Nemaha
Town: Baileyville
Party: Democrat
District: 62
Chamber: House 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005
District: 63
Chamber: House 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 2000, 2001, 2002
Notes: Married to Judy Larkin. Resigned effective January 3, 2006 to take position in revenue department, replaced by Steve Luckert.
Source material:

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



Name: M. E. Larkin
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Atchison
Town: Larkin
Party:
District: 6
Chamber: House 1873
Notes:
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Name: Alfred Larzelere
Born: December 3, 1811 in Pennsylvania.
Died: June 7, 1877 or 1878
Occupation: Farmer
County: Doniphan
Town: Wathena
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: House 1861
Notes: 1860 Election was contested by William C. Kimber who was seated. Came to Kansas in 1855. Member of the Kansas territorial Free-State Legislature of 1859 and was the first Speaker of the House of Representatives of that body. Civil War veteran, 10th Regiment Kansas Volunteers, transferred to 3rd Regiment Indian Home Guards of Kansas Infantry. Buried in Wathena, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---Some biographical information found in online biography of his son, R. H. Larzelere, in History of the State of Kansas (Doniphan County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
More information on him is found online on the Kansas Civil War Veterans Memorial Page.



Name: Samuel Nichols Latta
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 21
Chamber: House 1872, 1874, SS1874
Notes:
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Name: John L. Lattimore
Born: March 11, 1894
Died: May 29, 1967
Occupation: Physician, Surgeon, Pathologist
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 35
Chamber: House 1945, 1947, 1949, 1951
Notes:
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Name: Warren A. Lattin
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth City
Party: Democrat
District: 25
Chamber: House 1863
Notes:
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Name: Jake LaTurner
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Crawford
Town: Pittsburg
Party: Republican
District: 13
Chamber: Senate 2013
Notes: Married to Suzanne
Source material:
1)---http://www.kslegislature.org


Name: Byron Laubach
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Osage
Town: Osage City
Party: Republican
District: 35
Chamber: House 1909
Notes:
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Name: Henry Jacob Lauback
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Hamilton
Town: Coolidge
Party: Democrat
District: 117
Chamber: House 1913
Notes:
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Name: Peter T. Laughlin
Born: November 4, 1847 in Ireland
Died: March 7, 1912 at Atchison, Kansas
Occupation: Farmer
County: Atchison
Town: Muscotah
Party: Fusion or Populist 1901; Democrat 1903
District: 3
Chamber: House 1901, 1903, SS1903
Notes: Married Anna Catherine Purcell.
Source material:

1)---Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. (Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co., 1918) Information taken from a biography of his son, John G. Laughlin.



Name: August W. Lauterbach
Born: December 30, 1899 in Colby, Kansas
Died: 1963
Occupation: Banker
County: Thomas
Town: Colby
Party: Republican
District: 105
Chamber: House 1943, 1945
District: 39
Chamber: Senate 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
Notes: Died during session. L. Claude Bell appointed to fill vacancy.
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. Topeka, Kan. : published by Midwest Industry Magazine ; Lawrence, Kan. : printed by World Company, 1961



Name: David M. Lauver
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Miami
Town: Paola
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: House 1919, SS1919, SS1920
Notes:
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Name: Alvin Law
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Stockman, Farmer
County: Graham
Town: Hill City
Party: Republican
District: 104
Chamber: House 1901
District: 105
Chamber: House 1903, SS1903
Notes:
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Name: Joseph Hadden Lawhead
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Republican
District: 37
Chamber: House 1881
Notes:
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Name: Jim Lawing
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Democrat
District: 86
Chamber: House 1975, 1976
Notes:
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Name: Ralph J. Lawless
Born:
Died: February 6, 1969
Occupation: Merchant, Municipal Employee
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 7
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938, 1939
Notes:
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Name: Barbara Lawrence
Born: July 17, 1934
Died:
Occupation: Retired Teacher
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 84
Chamber: House 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
District: 30
Chamber: Senate 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Notes:
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Name: Charles W. Lawrence
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 25
Chamber: House 1874, SS1874
Notes:
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Name: Doug Lawrence
Born: November 23, 1957
Died:
Occupation: Radio Station Manager, Computer Consultant
County: Coffey
Town: Burlington
Party: Republican
District: 60
Chamber: House 1992
District: 9
Chamber: House 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Notes: Replaced Jeff Freeman, resigned.
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Name: James Lawrence
Born: Monmouth County, New Jersey
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Sumner
Town: Wellington
Party: Republican
District: 73
Chamber: House 1899, 1901
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901 (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1901).



Name: Robert E. Lawrence
Born: December 17, 1847, in Canaan, Connecticut
Died: January 28, 1911, in Wichita, Kansas
Occupation: Businessman
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party:
District: 90
Chamber: House 1885, 1886
District: 83
Chamber: House 1887
Notes: First came to Kansas in 1870. Left for Illinois and returned to Kansas in 1871. Married September 2, 1873, to Laura Smith.
Source material:

1)---Online biography found in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans A five volume set published in 1918 by William Connelley



Name: U. M. Lawrence
Born:
Died: November 30, 1894
Occupation:
County: Sedgwick
Town:
Party: Republican
District: 67
Chamber: House 1895
Notes: Died after election of 1894.
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Name: Warren Wirt Henry Lawrence
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Franklin
Town: Peoria City
Party: Republican
District: 10
Chamber: House 1861
Notes:
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Name: Alfred Lawson
Born: 1849 in Halmstad, Sweden.
Died: 1933 in Sweden.
Occupation: Lawyer, Farmer
County: Trego
Town: Wakeeney
Party: Democrat, Populist
District: 100
Chamber: House 1897, 1898
District: 103
Chamber: House 1899
Notes: Married and father of three children.
Source material:

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



Name: J. H. Lawson
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Reno
Town: Hutchinson
Party:
District: 115
Chamber: House 1879, 1881
Notes:
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Name: S. R. Lawson
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 82
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: John K. Laycock
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Wallace
Town: Sharon Springs
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1891
Notes: Seated as delegate on January 15, 1891.
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Name: Walter A. Layton
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Osborne
Town: Osborne
Party: Republican
District: 84
Chamber: House 1915, 1917
Notes:
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Name: L. H. Leach
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Rooks
Town: Stockton
Party:
District: 106
Chamber: House 1887
Notes:
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Name: Robin Dee Leach
Born: September 21, 1939 in Lawrence, Kansas
Died: June 16, 2012 at Kansas City, Kansas
Occupation: Farmer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Linwood
Party: Democrat
District: 46
Chamber: House 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
District: 47
Chamber: House 1987, SS1987, 1988
Notes: Married Lana McCarter on July 31, 1959.
Source material:



Name: John H. Leard
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Coffey
Town:
Party:
District: 12
Chamber: House 1862
Notes:
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Name: Oscar E. Learnard
Born: November 14, 1832 in Fairfax, Vermont.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Douglas
Town: Lawrence
Party: Republican
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1868, 1869, 1870
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1855. Civil War veteran: 1st Kansas Infantry. Served one year as superintendent of Haskell Institute.
Source material:

1)---"Biographies of Members of the Free-State Legislature of 1857-1858." found in: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.



Name: C. H. Lebold
Born: July 12, 1844, near Bolivar, Tuscawaras County, Ohio
Died:
Occupation: Banker/Real Estate
County: Dickinson
Town: Abilene
Party:
District: 80
Chamber: House 1881
Notes: Came to Kansas in about 1869. Married 1st October 25, 1866, to Amanda Nixon. She died October 19, 1875. Married 2nd November 7, 1877, to Fannie H. Urie.
Source material:

1)---Online biography found in History of the State of Kansas (Dickinson County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.



Name: Samuel Dexter Lecompte
Born: December 13, 1814 in Dorchester County, Maryland.
Died: April 24, 1888 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 30
Chamber: House 1867, 1868
Notes: Admitted to House on January 17, 1868 after election contest; replaced T. L. Towne.
Source material:

1)---Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. (Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co., 1918) This biography is also available online at: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/biol/lecompsd.html



Name: W. E. Ledbetter
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Painting Contractor
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Democrat
District: 24
Chamber: House 1937, SS1938, 1939
Notes:
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Name: F. J. (Ferd) Ledoux
Born: September 13, 1883
Died:
Occupation: Retired
County: Jackson
Town: Holton
Party: Republican
District: 2
Chamber: Senate 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
Notes:
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 Name: Trent Ledoux
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Rancher
County: Jackson
Town: Holton
Party: Republican
District50:
Chamber: House 2011,2012
Notes:
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Name: E. H. Le Duc
Born:
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Town:
Party:
District: 4
Chamber: House 1870
Notes:
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Name: Gilbert M. Lee
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Jefferson
Town: Winchester
Party: Republican
District: 19
Chamber: House 1863
Notes:
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Name: H. A. Lee
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 89
Chamber: House 1889
Notes:
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Name: Janis K. Lee
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Rancher
County: Smith
Town: Kensington
Party: Democrat
District: 36
Chamber: Senate 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Notes: Married to Lyn R. Lee. Left office when appointed to COTA in January 2011.
Source material:

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



Name: S. V. Lee
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Pottawatomie
Town: Manhattan
Party: Republican
District: 17
Chamber: House 1863
Notes:
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Name: T. P. Leech
Born:
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Town:
Party:
District: 46
Chamber: House 1874, SS1874
Notes:
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Name: J. M. Leeds
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 36
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes:
Source material:

1)--- http://politicalgraveyard.com/



Name: John Whitnah Leedy
Born: March 8, 1849 in Richland County, Ohio
Died: March 24, 1935 in Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation:
County: Coffey
Town: Le Roy
Party:
District: 15
Chamber: Senate 1892, 1893, 1895
Notes: Governor of Kansas, 1897-99
Source material:

1)--- http://politicalgraveyard.com/

 



Name: Robert B. Leedy
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Woodson
Town: Neosho Falls
Party: Alliance
District: 36
Chamber: House 1891
Notes: Replaced J. H. Bayer, January 26, 1891.
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Name: Rodney J. Leete
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Commercial Laundry, Dry Cleaning
County: Seward
Town: Liberal
Party: Republican
District: 123
Chamber: House 1963, 1964, SS1964
Notes:
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