Lorenzo Dow Lewelling (1893-1895)


Politician, Governor

Born: 21 December 1846, Salem, Iowa
Died: Arkansas City, Kansas

Inaugural Address, 1889
Biennial Message, 1893
Biennial Message, 1895

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

Governor biographies courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society.