John Whitnah Leedy (1897-1899)

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Politician, Governor

Died: 1935

Biennial Message, 1897
Special Session Message, 1898

A native of Ohio, John W. Leedy was one of a very few real farmers among the leaders of the People's Party. He served a single term as governor (1897-1899) and then left Kansas and eventually moved to Canada where he died at age 86 in 1935.

Governor biographies courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society.