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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: John S. Rackliff
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Godfrey (became Elk or Chautauqua)
Town: Medoc
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: House 1861
Notes:
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Name: William Raemer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Grain Dealer
County: Marshall
Town: Herkimer
Party: Republican
District: 42
Chamber: House 1893, 1895
Notes:
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Name: T. F. Rager
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Neosho
Town: Osage Mission
Party: Independent
District: 45
Chamber: House 1876
Notes:
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Name: Algern McReynold Ragle
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Montgomery
Town: Coffeyville
Party: Republican
District: 26
Chamber: House 1913
Notes:
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Name: J. W. Railsback
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Builder
County: Decatur
Town: Oberlin
Party: Republican
District: 102
Chamber: House 1917, 1919, SS1919, SS1920, 1921
Notes:
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Name: E. B. Rall
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Kingman
Town: Zenda
Party:
District: 77
Chamber: House 1907, SS1908
Notes:
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Name: Ralph B. Ralston
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer, Oil Producer
County: Butler
Town: El Dorado
Party: Republican
District: 25
Chamber: Senate 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936
Notes:
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Name: Alfred Ramirez
Born: January 25, 1932
Died:
Occupation: Retired AT&T Supr., Production Supervisor
County: Leavenworth
Town: Bonner Springs
Party: Republican
District: 40
Chamber: House 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
District: 5
Chamber: Senate 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Notes:
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Name: J. A. Ramsey
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Livestock, Retired
County: Sumner
Town: South Haven
Party: Republican
District: 70
Chamber: House 1945, 1947
Notes:
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Name: John Ramsey
Born: June, 1897 in Cheyenne County, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Cheyenne
Town: Benkelman, Neb.
Party: Republican
District: 107
Chamber: House 1939, 1941, 1943
Notes: Only member who has a mailing address outside the state at Benkelman, Nebraska.
Source material:

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



Name: A. G. Randall
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Washington
Town: Peach Creek
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: House 1876
Notes:
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Name: J. M. Randall
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Butler
Town: El Dorado
Party:
District: 70
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
Notes:
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Name: Asa Maxson Fitz Randolph
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Coffey
Town: Burlington
Party: Republican
District: 58
Chamber: House 1879
Notes:
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Name: Leslie F. Randolph
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Atchison
Town: Pardee
Party:
District: 5
Chamber: House 1883, SS1884
Notes:
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Name: John Raney
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Bourbon
Town: Mapleton
Party: Republican
District: 36
Chamber: House 1875
Notes:
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Name: G. W. Rankin
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Barber
Town: Medicine Lodge
Party: Republican
District: 73
Chamber: House 1921
Notes:
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Name: John C. Rankin
Born: May 4, 1846 in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Cattleman
County: Osage
Town: Quenemo
Party: Republican
District: 16
Chamber: Senate 1889, 1891
Notes: Came to Kansas in December of 1865, settling in Lawrence. Was a student at the University of Kansas in it's first year of operation. Married Mrs. Mary E. Carpenter, widow of Judge Carpenter, January 1871.
Source material:

1)---Directory of the Kansas State Senate, 1889 / by A.G. Stacey, Secretary. Topeka, Kan. Kansas Publishing House, 1889.



Name: John Knox Rankin
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Laborer
County: Douglas
Town: Lawrence
Party: Republican
District: 35
Chamber: House 1866
District: 14
Chamber: House 1889
Notes:
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Name: John M. Rankin
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Breckenridge (became Lyon)
Town:
Party:
District: 12
Chamber: Senate 1862
Notes: Took seate of Edward P. Bancroft who accepted commission in volunteer service, March 1, 1862.
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Name: J. T. Rankin
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Merchant
County: Johnson
Town: Spring Hill
Party: Republican
District: 34
Chamber: House 1869
Notes:
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Name: Robert C. Rankin
Born: 1866 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Died: September 25, 1954
Occupation: Plant Mgr. Ice, Cold Storage, Ice Manufacturer
County: Douglas
Town: Lawrence
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: House 1937, SS1938, 1939
District: 5
Chamber: Senate 1941, 1943
Notes:
Source material:

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



Name: James Harvey Ransom
Born: November 15, 1836 in Harmony, Chautauqua County, New York
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Contractor
County: Franklin
Town: Ransomville
Party: Republican
District: 15
Chamber: House 1905, 1907, SS1908
Notes:
Source material:

1)---1905 Kansas Legislative Handbook Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1905)



Name: Pat Ranson
Born: January 1, 1937
Died:
Occupation: Investment Banking
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 25
Chamber: Senate 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Notes:
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Name: Eugene M. (Gene) Rardin, Jr.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Consultant
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Democrat
District: 16
Chamber: House 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Notes: Spouse name is Juanita
Source material:

1)--- Kansas Legislative Handbook, 2007



Name: F. W. Rash
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Butler
Town: Douglass
Party:
District: 69
Chamber: House 1883, SS1884, 1885, SS1886
Notes:
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Name: John E. Rastall
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Osage
Town: Burlingame
Party: Republican
District: 60
Chamber: House 1881
Notes:
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Name: William Rath
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Allen
Town: Humboldt
Party: Democrat
District: 53
Chamber: House 1879
Notes:
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Name: Payne "Darb" H. Ratner, Jr.
Born: August 31, 1924 in Parsons, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 72
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Notes: Married June 30, 1950 to Adelaide Bryant Schutz.
Source material:

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



Name: Payne H. Ratner
Born: October 3, 1896 in Casy, Illinois.
Died: December 27, 1974 in Wichita, Ks
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: Senate 1929, SS1930, 1931, 1937, SS1938
Notes: Married Miss Cliffe Dodd of Oklahoma in 1920. Governor of Kansas 1939-1943.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature, Session 1929 / by Arch Bell. Howell Printing Company : Great Bend, Kansas, 1929.

2)--- www.politicalgraveyard.com



Name: Charles E. Rauh
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Reno
Town: Hutchinson
Party: Democrat
District: 75
Chamber: House 1947
Notes:
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Name: Lot Ravenscraft
Born: 1856 in Kygerville, Gallia County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockraiser
County: Clark
Town: Ashland
Party: Populist
District: 96
Chamber: House 1897, SS1898
District: 99
Chamber: House 1899
District: 100
Chamber: House 1909
Notes: Came to Kansas in February of 1871. Married and the father of three children.
Source material:

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



Name: Leighton Price Ravenscroft
Born: June 24, 1860 in Piedmont, West Virginia
Died: June 12, 1945 in Winfield, Kansas
Occupation: Physician
County: Cowley
Town: Winfield
Party: Democrat
District: 51
Chamber: House 1923, SS1923
Notes: L. P. Ravenscroft came to Kansas with his family in 1872
Source material:

1)--- Jerry L. Wallace, "LEIGHTON PRICE RAVENSCROFT, 1860-1945: A Life Dedicated to Service" in Celebrate Winfield History:  2011 (Winfield, KS: Cowley County Historical Society, 2011).

2)--- Jerry L. Wallace, Oxford, Kansas.


Name: N. P. Rawlings
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Brown
Town: Robinson
Party: Radical Republican
District: 11
Chamber: House 1865
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Name: F. G. Rawson
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Sedgwick
Town: Mount Hope
Party: Populist
District: 69
Chamber: House 1893
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Name: Abraham Ray
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Jackson
Town: Holton
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: House 1861
Notes:
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Name: Gerry Ray
Born: February 17, 1932
Died:
Occupation: Consultant
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Republican
District: 20
Chamber: House 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Notes:
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Name: Thomas J. Raybell
Born: about 1846
Died: July 1, 1916 in Topeka, Kansas.
Occupation:
County: Greenwood
Town: Virgil
Party: Republican
District: 84
Chamber: House 1879
Notes: Served in the Civil War with Company H, of the 118th Indiana Infantry.
Source material:

1)---Information provided courtesy of John A. Jackson, KSGenWeb, Civil War coordinator, through his research.



Name: F. L. Raymond
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Wabaunsee
Town: Maple Hill
Party: Republican
District: 60
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
Notes:
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Name: Robert Irwin Rea
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Logan
Town: Russell Springs
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1889
Notes: Admitted as a delegate by resolution, January 10, 1889.
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Name: Marty Read
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Auctioneer/Realtor/Rancher
County: Linn
Town:Mound City
Party: Republican
District: 4
Chamber: House 2013
Notes: Married to Beverly.
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Name: Samuel E. Ream
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Jackson
Town: Holton
Party: Republican
District: 43
Chamber: House 1887
Notes:
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Name: A. P. Reardon
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Jefferson
Town: McLouth
Party: Republican
District: 4
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: William "Bill" J. Reardon
Born: June 24, 1941 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Government Teacher
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 37
Chamber: House 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Notes: Married in 1963 to Kathleen T. Page.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, 7th edition. New York: Bowker Co., 1979.



Name: Calvin Reasoner
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Osborne
Town: Osborne City
Party: Republican
District: 93
Chamber: House 1873, 1874, SS1874
Notes:
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Name: D. E. Reber
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Lawyer
County: Brown
Town: Morrill
Party: Republican
District: 37
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934
Notes:
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Name: Edwin Morris Reckards
Born: May 20, 1866, in Perry, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Jefferson
Town: Ozawkie
Party: Democrat
District: 4
Chamber: House 1931
Notes: According to his biography in Kansas Illustriana he was the "first white child born in Perry, Kansas." Married May 4, 1892, to Georgia Adela Rorke. His father, Marshal Reckards, was also a Kansas state legislator.
Source material:

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



Name: Marshall Reckards
Born: October 24, 1828, in Turner, Maine
Died: August 11, 1907, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Occupation:
County: Jefferson
Town: Thompsonville
Party: Alliance
District: 5
Chamber: House 1891
Notes: In his son's biography he is listed as Marshal Reckards. Married Martha Sarah Murphy.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Incorporated, 1933). Information on him appears in the biography of his son, Edwin Morris Reckard, who was also a Kansas legislator.



Name: J. W. Rector
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Washington
Town: Washington
Party:
District: 32
Chamber: Senate 1881, 1883, SS1884
Notes:
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Name: Alfred Lee Redden
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Butler
Town: El Dorado
Party: Republican
District: 23
Chamber: Senate 1885, SS1886, 1887
Notes:
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Name: Josiah Clark Redfield
Born: April 27, 1831 in Twinsburg, Summit County, Ohio.
Died: April 27, 1904 in Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio.
Occupation: Hardware merchant
County: Allen
Town: Humboldt
Party: Republican
District: 54
Chamber: House 1870, 1871
Notes: Married Oct. 13, 1859, to Hannah A. Nichols. Came to Kansas in 1857. Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas..
Source material:

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

2)---Also material provided to the State Library by descendent, Ray Downing -- (email: RDown3657@aol.com), including a portrait is held in State Library's vertical file collection.



Name: A. N. Reed
Born: 1853 in Marion County, Iowa.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Kiowa
Town: Mullinville
Party: Republican
District: 94
Chamber: House 1897, SS1898
Notes: Failed to appear for SS1898. Married and the father of four children.
Source material:

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



Name: Allen Reed
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Marshall
Town: Reedville
Party: Republican
District: 10
Chamber: House 1874, SS1874
Notes:
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Name: J. T. Reed
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Smith
Town: Smith Center
Party: Republican
District: 40
Chamber: Senate 1909, 1911
Notes:
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Name: William H. Reed
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Realtor, Insuror
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 9
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1937, SS1938
Notes:
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Name: C. W. Reeder
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Doniphan
Town: Troy
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: House 1909, 1911
Notes:
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Name: Frank Reeder
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Decatur
Town: Oberlin
Party: Populist
District: 106
Chamber: House 1899
Notes:
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Name: James Harlan Reeder
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Ellis
Town: Ellis
Party: Republican
District: 107
Chamber: House 1889, 1891
Notes:
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Name: Edward Herbert Rees
Born: June 3, 1886, in Emporia, Kansas.
Died: October 25, 1969 in Emporia, Kansas
Occupation: Banker, Lawyer
County: Lyon
Town: Emporia
Party: Republican
District: 45
Chamber: House 1927, SS1928, 1929, SS1930, 1931
District: 24
Chamber: Senate 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936
Notes: Veteran of World War I. Married June 22, 1926, to Margaret Agnes Antle. U. S. Representative 1937-61
Source material:

1)---His obituary appeared in the October 28, 1969, issue of the Emporia Gazette.

2)---Illustriana Kansas. (Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Inc., 1933.)



Name: George H. Rees
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Breckenridge (became Lyon)
Town: Americus
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: House 1861
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Name: Jacob Griffin Rees
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Anderson 1862, 1899; Franklin 1866
Town: Greeley, Mount Gilead
Party: Republican
District: 10
Chamber: Senate 1862
District: 59
Chamber: House 1866
District: 19
Chamber: House 1899
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Name: John Rees
Born: December 20, 1839 in Liverpool, England.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Merchant, Stockman, Physician and Surgeon
County: Mitchell
Town: Beloit
Party:
District: 87
Chamber: House 1872
Notes: Married Nancy Goodwin September 11, 1865, who he had met during the Civil war while in Georgia. One of the founders of Asherville, Kansas.
Source material:

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

2)--- 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/mitchell.



Name: Richard Ridgway Rees
Born: January 10, 1865 in Camden, Preble County, Ohio
Died: May 30, 1935
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Ottawa
Town: Minneapolis
Party: Republican
District: 66
Chamber: House 1899, 1901
Notes: According to political graveyard his name was Rollin Raymond Rees.
Source material:

1)---1901 Legislative Directory



Name: David Reeves
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Harvey
Town: Newton
Party:
District: 88
Chamber: House 1883, SS1884
Notes:
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Name: J. H. Reeves
Born: 1913 in Gridley
Died:
Occupation: Aircraft Loss Adjuster
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 92
Chamber: House 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
Notes: Resigned
Source material:

1)---1973-1974 Kansas Legislative Directory



Name: W. A. Reeves
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Republic
Town: Scandia; Harebine, Neb.
Party: Republican
District: 79
Chamber: House 1883, SS1884, 1885, 1886, SS1886
Notes:
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Name: Rick Rehorn
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 32
Chamber: House 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Notes:
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Name: Tom Rehorn
Born: November 19, 1937
Died: December 14, 1989
Occupation: Marketing, Asst. to Commr. of Finance
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 4
Chamber: Senate 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Notes: Wife name is Kay
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Name: John Rehrig
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Wabaunsee
Town: Eskridge
Party: Alliance
District: 53
Chamber: House 1891
Notes:
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Name: Frank R. Reid
Born: May 2, 1890 in Howard, Kansas.
Died: June 11, 1971 in Howard, Kansas
Occupation: Dentist
County: Elk
Town: Howard
Party: Republican
District: 22
Chamber: Senate 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964
Notes:
Source material:

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



Name: George L. Reid
Born: February 14, 1864 Long Island, near Babylon, New York
Died: December 8, 1937
Occupation: Attorney, Abstracter
County: Greeley
Town: Tribune
Party: Republican
District: 115
Chamber: House 1899, 1901
District: 112
Chamber: House 1937
Notes: Married Elizabeth Jones on December 2, 1891
Source material:

1)--- History of Kansas and Kansans 1919.



Name: Hugh M. Reid
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Crawford
Town: Cherokee, Fleming
Party: Alliance, Populist
District: 24
Chamber: House 1891
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes:
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Name: H. M. Reid
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes:
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Name: Edward F. Reilly, Jr.
Born: March 24, 1937 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Realtor, Insurer, Banker
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 4
Chamber: House 1964, SS1964
District: 7
Chamber: Senate 1965, 1966, SS1966, 1967, 1968
District: 3
Chamber: Senate 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Notes: Appointed to fill unexpired term of Robert Behee, resigned.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, 7th edition. New York: Bowker Co., 1979.



Name: J. H. Reilly
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Engineer
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Populist
District: 11
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes:
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Name: William D. Reilly
Born: May 3, 1899, in Butte, Montana.
Died: January 29, 1952
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 5
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934
District: 3
Chamber: Senate 1941, 1943
District: 5
Chamber: House 1947
Notes: Veteran of World War I. Married September 12, 1925, to Eva Rose Miller.
Source material:

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



Name: John H. Reimer
Born: February 1, 1940
Died:
Occupation: Insurance Salesman
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: House 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Notes:
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Name: Ronald Reinert
Born: January 30, 1936
Died:
Occupation: Social Worker
County: Haskell
Town: Dodge City
Party: Democrat
District: 115
Chamber: House 1989, SS1989, 1990
Notes:
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Name: Bill Reinhardt
Born: March 5, 1936
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Rancher
County: Neosho
Town: Chanute
Party: Republican
District: 5
Chamber: House 1983, 1984
Notes:
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Name: Richard R. Reinhardt
Born: February 8, 1934
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Neosho
Town: Erie
Party: Democrat
District: 5
Chamber: House 1989, SS1989, 1990
District: 8
Chamber: House 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Notes:
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Name: Nicholas Reitz
Born: February 4, 1839, in Monroe County, Illinois.
Died: November 21, 1922 in Olathe, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Johnson
Town: Monticello
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: House 1887, 1889
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1868 from Illinois, where he served in the Union Army Company H, 117th Illinois Infantry from August 1, 1862 through August 5, 1865. Before serving in he legislature, he served as sheriff of Johnson County, Kansas, from 1873-1875.
Source material:

1)---Information provided by Mr. Reitz's great-great granddaughter, Lydia Barth of Gardner, Kansas.



Name: Roger P. Reitz
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Physician
County: Riley
Town: Manhattan
Party: Republican
District: 67
Chamber: House 2003, 2004
District: 22
Chamber: Senate 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Married to Virginia Reitz.
Source material:

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



Name: Milford O. Reitzel
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Washington
Town: Washington
Party: Republican
District: 59
Chamber: House 1913
Notes:
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Name: Jesse Lee Releford
Born: September 4, 1891, in Hettick, Illinois.
Died:
Occupation: Christian clergyman
County: Allen
Town: Iola
Party: Democrat
District: 17
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934
Notes: Married March 3, 1909, to Rebecca Ellen Phenneger.
Source material:

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



Name: Art W. Relihan
Born:
Died: February 22, 1972
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Smith
Town: Smith Center
Party: Republican
District: 86
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938, 1939
Notes:
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Name: Jeremiah B. Remington
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Businessman
County: Miami
Town: Osawatomie
Party: Republican
District: 18
Chamber: House 1891
District: 16
Chamber: House 1893, 1895
District: 17
Chamber: House 1899, 1901
Notes:
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Name: Nell Florence Renn
Born: October 7, 1896
Died:
Occupation: Housewife
County: Cowley
Town: Arkansas City
Party: Republican
District: 50
Chamber: House 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956
Notes: Appointed February 14, 1951, to unexpired term of her deceased husband, Oscar Jack Renn. Married June 29, 1924 to Oscar Jack Renn. Birth name: Nell Florence Blurton.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Inc., 1933). Found in biography of her husband, Oscar Renn.



Name: Oscar Jack Renn
Born: July 7, 1889, in Summersville, Missouri.
Died: January 30, 1951
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Cowley
Town: Arkansas City
Party: Republican
District: 50
Chamber: House 1951
Notes: Married June 29, 1924, to Nell Florence Blurton. Succeeded by his wife, Nell Renn.
Source material:

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



Name: Edwin A. Rensmeyer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: C.P.A., Fixed Base Operator
County: Johnson
Town: Lenexa
Party: Republican
District: 30
Chamber: House 1973, 1974
Notes: Spouse: Maxine Buzard
Source material:

1)---1973-1974 Kansas Legislative Directory



Name: B. F. Replogle
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Ellis
Town: Hays City
Party: Populist
District: 90
Chamber: House 1893
Notes:
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Name: H. Clay Reppert
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Anderson
Town: Garnett
Party: Republican
District: 49
Chamber: House 1875
Notes:
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Name: Elijah Franklin Reser
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Minister, Farmer
County: Kiowa
Town: Greensburg
Party: Republican
District: 97
Chamber: House 1899
Notes:
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Name: James A. Reser
Born: about 1846 in Green County, Tennessee.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Saline
Town: Salina, Mentor
Party: Populist
District: 31
Chamber: Senate 1897, SS1898, 1899
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1869. Married and the father of six children.
Source material:

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



Name: Columbus D. Resler
Born: May 30, 1865, in Tuscarawas, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation:
County: Neosho
Town: Chanute
Party: Republican
District: 28
Chamber: House 1915
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1900. Maried to Ida Krieg.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Inc., 1933). Information found in biography of his son, Leland Marcellus Resler.



Name: M. C. Reville
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Doniphan
Town: Troy
Party: Republican
District: 2
Chamber: House 1876
Notes:
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Name: Leonard T. Rewerts
Born: July 31, 1875, in Prairietown, Illinois.
Died: January 22, 1965, in Tribune, Kansas.
Occupation: Retired
County: Wichita
Town: Leoti
Party: Republican
District: 111
Chamber: House 1921
Notes: Came to Wichita County, Kansas, in 1886. Married 1st to Coletha Underhill. Married 2nd January 8, 1907, to Effie Jane Blatchford.
Source material:

1)---House Resolution No. 511, Journal of the Kansas House of Representatives, 1965 Legislative Session (page 72).



Name: Guy C. Rexroad
Born: August 21, 1887, in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Educator, Farmer
County: Reno
Town: Hutchinson
Party: Democrat
District: 36
Chamber: Senate 1933, SS1933, SS1934
Notes: Married August 16, 1911, to Alice Mabel Hazen. Officer in the Kansas National Guard and veteran of World War I.
Source material:

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



Name: J. W. Reynard
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Franklin
Town: Ottawa
Party: Republican
District: 16
Chamber: House 1907, SS1908
Notes:
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Name: Clarkson Reynolds
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Douglas
Town:
Party:
District: 37
Chamber: House 1864
Notes:
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Name: George A. Reynolds
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Bourbon
Town:
Party:
District: 9
Chamber: House 1862
Notes:
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Name: James Reynolds
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Howard
Town: Lougton
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1871
Notes:
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Name: Milton W. Reynolds
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Editor
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Republican
District: 43
Chamber: House 1876
Notes:
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Name: Marian K. Reynolds
Born: February 16, 1950
Died:
Occupation: Management Analyst
County: Ford
Town: Dodge City
Party: Republican
District: 115
Chamber: House 1975, 1976
District: 38
Chamber: Senate 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Notes:
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Name: Robert Reynolds
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Davis (became Geary)
Town:
Party:
District: 5
Chamber: House 1861
Notes: Sworn in April 17, 1861.
Source material:


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