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Abbott, James Burnett
Born: December 3, 1818 in Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut
Died: March 2, 1897 in DeSoto, Johnson County, Kansas
Occupation: Mechanic, Conveyancer
Town: Lawrence; De Soto
County: Douglas; Johnson
Party: Radical Republican; Republican
District: 8, 10
Chamber: House 1861; Senate 1867, 1868
Came to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1854 accompanied by his second wife, Elizabeth Watrous. Influential in securing the establishment of the School for Feeble Minded Youth. Served as a director of the State Historical Society. Source material: 1)--Online biograpy found in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans A five volume set published in 1918 by William Connelley. 2)--History of the State of Kansas (Johnson County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
Abrams, Steve E.
Born: September 4, 1949
Died:
Occupation: Veterinarian
Town: Arkansas City
County: Cowley
Party: Republican
District: 32
Chamber: Senate 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, SS2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, SS2016
Married to Susan Abrams. Source material: 1)--Legislative Directory
Adams, Howard
Born: February 10, 1895 in Maple Hill, Kansas.
Died: November 16, 1959 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Occupation: Banker
Town: Maple Hill
County: Wabaunsee
Party: Republican
District: 44;19;44
Chamber: House 1943, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1951; Senate 1953, 1955, 1956; House 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959
Raymond E. Adams, Sr., appointed to fill vacancy. Source material: 1)---1951 Kansas Legislative Directory. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Construction Magazine, [1950?]. 2)---Kansas City Star, 11/16/1959
Adkins, David
Born: March 11, 1961
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
Town: Leawood
County: Johnson
Party: Republican
District: 28; 7
Chamber: House 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000; Senate 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
 
Akin, Eugene L.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Lawrence
County: Douglas
Party: Republican
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1866
Replaced John Speer in 1866.
Alexander, J. M. (2)
Born: 1822 in Courtland County, New York.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer, Fruit-grower
Town: Winfield
County: Cowley
Party: Democrat
District: Unknown
Chamber: Senate 1871
Never served. According to Cutler's History he was elected to the Senate in 1871 but was denied the seat as it was determined that the district was not entitled to a senator. Came to Kansas in 1854. Married in 1846 to Anna T. Atwater, niece of the Rev. Gardiner Spring, famous theologian/author of 19th century America. In 1882 J.M. Alexander moved with his family to Florida, but he still retained tracts of land in Cowley County. He was known as "Colonel," a title derived by commission from Governor Bigler of Pennsylvania, who appointed him one of his aides in 1854. Source material: 1)---Online biography found in History of the State of Kansas (Cowley County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
Allegrucci, Donald Lee
Born: September 19, 1936 in Pittsburg, Kansas
Died: November 8, 2014 in Topeka, Kansas
Occupation: Attorney
Town: Pittsburg
Link: http://www.midwestcremationsociety.com/2014/11/donald-l-allegrucci/
County: Crawford
Party: Democrat
District: 13
Chamber: Senate 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Married to Joyce Thompson. Source material: 1)---1977-1978 Kansas Legislative Directory. ( Kansas City, Mo. : Halgo Publishing Inc. 1978?.)
Allen, Barbara P.
Born: February 8, 1961
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
Town: Prairie Village
County: Johnson
Party: Republican
District: 21; 8
Chamber: House 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000; Senate 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Succeeded Ron Fox who resigned in 1987. Source material 1)---Kansas Legislative website, 2006 viewing.
Allen, Benjamin Daniel
Born: August 13, 1879 in Highland, Kansas.
Died: December 17, 1964 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
Town: Highland
County: Doniphan
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: Senate 1949, 1951
When he was young his father moved the family to near San Diego, California, and became a fruit grower there. Some time after 1900 Benjamin D. Allen returned to Kansas. He was married to Maude Mabel Hale, April 23, 1907. Source material: 1)---1951 Kansas Legislative Directory. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Construction Magazine, [1950?]. 2)---Illustriana Kansas. Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Inc., 1933.
Allen, Donald C.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Valley Falls
County: Jefferson
Party: Republican
District: 5
Chamber: Senate 1937, SS1938, 1939
 
Allen, James L.
Born: May 20, 1870 in Doniphan County, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Highland
County: Doniphan
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: Senate 1901, 1903, SS1903
1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1903. Topeka, Kan. : Geo Crane & Co., 1903.
Allen, Jim L.
Born: March 22, 1934 in Ottawa
Died: January 20, 2003 in Topeka, Kansas
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
Town: Ottawa
County: Franklin
Party: Republican
District: 14; 11
Chamber: House 1979, 1980; Senate 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991
Resigned July 1991. Married Carol Schaben on December 26, 1954. Source material:
Allen, R. N.
Born: November 26, 1846 in Green Castle, Putnam County, Indiana.
Died: September 12, 1914 in Chanute, Kansas.
Occupation: Broker
Town: Chanute
County: Neosho
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: Senate 1885, 1886, 1887
Came to Kansas in 1869. Civil war veteran. Source material 1)---History of the State of Kansas (Neosho County Section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
Aller, H. M.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Editor
Town: Leavenworth
County: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: Senate 1881, 1883, SS1884
 
Alley, Larry
Born: September 23, 1948
Died:
Occupation: Construction
Town: Winfield
Party: Republican
District: 32
Chamber: Senate 2017, 2018
Married to Sondra
Anderson, August V.
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town: Salina
County: Saline
Party: Democrat
District: 31
Chamber: Senate 1917, 1919
Resigned June 14, 1919, to become warden of Federal penitentiary, Leavenworth.
Anderson, David
Born: June 24, 1824 in Dubois County, Ind.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Paola
County: Miami
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: Senate 1866
Replaced G. A. Colton. Married Elizabeth McCausland in 1846.
Anderson, E. E.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Physician
Town: Garland
County: Bourbon
Party: Democrat
District: 8
Chamber: Senate 1909, 1911
 
Anderson, Eugene
Born: March 9, 1944
Died:
Occupation: Electronics technician, Santa Fe Railway
Town: Wichita
County: Sedgwick
Party: Democrat
District: 83; 29
Chamber: House 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976; Senate 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991
Resigned November 1991.
Anderson, John, Jr.
Born: May 8, 1917 in Olathe, Kansas.
Died: September 15, 2014 in Olathe, Kansas
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Olathe
Link: http://www.penwellgabelolathe.com/obituary.aspx?src=value&obitid=88579&fnam
County: Johnson
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: Senate 1953, 1955, 1956
Married May 16, 1943 to Arlene Auchard. Kansas Governor from 1961-1965. Attorney General 1956-61. Source material: 1)---Who's Who in American Politics, Second Edition 1969-1970. (R. R. Bowker Company New York and London, 1969.)
Anderson, Thomas
Born: March 24, 1838 in Scotland.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Salina
County: Saline
Party: Republican
District: 36
Chamber: Senate 1881, 1883, SS1884
Came to Kansas in 1861. Married Jane Crawford. Source material: 1)---History of th State of Kansas (Saline County Section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
Anderson, Thomas Jefferson
Born: May 29, 1839 in Atwater, Portage County, Ohio.
Died: January 31, 1912 in Topeka, Kansas
Occupation: Mayor, Postmaster
Town: Topeka
County: Shawnee
Party: Republican
District: 63; 17
Chamber: House 1879, 1881, 1883; Senate 1898, 1899
Replaced W. E. Sterne, resigned in 1898. Came to Kansas in about 1857. Elected Kansas State Treasurer in 1864. Source material: 1)---History of the State of Kansas (Shawnee County Section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL. 2)--General Orders no. 5, February 1, 1912, Kansas Adjutant General
Andrews, Rollin Thomas
Born: March 11, 1860 near Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
Town: Pardee
County: Atchison
Party: Republican
District: 2
Chamber: Senate 1898, 1899
Replaced B. F. Wallack, deceased, 1898.
Angell, Charles L.
Born: May 17, 1929
Died: May 15, 2014 Colorado Springs, Colorado
Occupation: Farmer, Banker
Town: Plains
County: County: Meade
Party: Republican
District: 38
Chamber: Senate 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Married Phyllis Marie Austin on Sept. 18, 1949. Source material: 1)---1977-1978 Kansas Legislative Directory. ( Kansas City, MO. : Halgo Publishing Inc. 1978?.) 2)---Vice President of the Senate 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Anspaugh, James Ralph
Born: September 19, 1883 in Russell County, Kansas
Died:
Occupation: Banker
Town: Gridley
County: Coffey
Party: Republican
District: 15
Chamber: Senate 1917, 1919, SS1919, SS1920
Married Clara Maude Roy on October 7, 1908 at Macon, Missouri. Source material: 1)---A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written & compiled by William E. Connelley, 1918.
Apple, Patton M. (Pat)
Born: August 31, 1957
Died:
Occupation: Electricial Contractor
Town: Louisburg
County: Miami
Party: Republican
District: 12; 37
Chamber: Senate 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, SS2013, 2014
Married to Debbie Apple. Resigned, effective April 10, 2014 Source material: 1)---Kansas Legislative website, 2006 viewing
Apt, Frederick G.
Died: March 20, 1958 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Iola County: Allen
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: Senate 1925, 1927, SS1928, 1929
Buried in Highland Park cemetery in Iola, Kansas. Source material: 1)---Kansas City Times 3/21/1958.
Arasmith, Neil H.
Born: February 23, 1930 in Jewell, Kansas.
Died: September 26, 2010
Occupation: Businessman, Security sales, Insurance
Town: Phillipsburg
County: Phillips
Party: Republican
District: 36
Chamber: Senate 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988
Married in 1951 to Donna Schindler. Served in U.S. Air Force. Source material: 1)--- Who's Who in American Politics, Seventh Edition 1979-80 / R.R. Bowker Company, New York, N.Y., 1979. 2)---1977-78 Kansas Legislative Directory (Lawrence, KS : World Printing Services, 1977)
Arbuthnot, William Sherman
Born: March 10, 1868 in Oil City, Pennsylvania (according to Illustriana Kansas); March 19, 1868 in
Died:
Occupation: Banker, Farmer
Town: Bennington
County: Ottawa
Party: Republican
District: 31
Chamber: Senate 1925, 1927, SS1928, 1929, SS1930, 1931
Came to Kansas in 1871. Married February, 1898 to Mary Stanfield (according to Illustrian Kansas); married in 1896 to Mary Stanfield (according to Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature, 1931). Source material: 1)---Illustriana Kansas. Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933. 2)---Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature, Session 1931 / by Arch Bell. Howell Printing Company : Great Bend, Kansas, 1931.
Archer, Willis Edson
Born: July 20, 1871 in Macomb, Illinois (according to: Illustriana Kansas); 1874 in MacDonough, Ill
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Horton, Hiawatha 1923
County: Brown
Party: Republican
District: 42; 37; 1
Chamber: House 1905, 1907, SS1908; House 1923, 1925; Senate 1929, SS1930, 1931
Came to Kansas in 1886. Married December, 1897 to Leda Zimmerman (according to Illustriana Kansas). Married in 1898 to Leda Zimmerman (according to Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature, 1931). Source material: 1)---Illustriana Kansas. Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933. 2)---Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature, Session 1931 / by Arch Bell. Howell Printing Company : Great Bend, Kansas, 1931.
Armstrong, John
Born: about 1846 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Died:
Occupation: Engineer, Farmer, Machinist
Town: Great Bend
County: Barton
Party: Populist
District: 35
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895, 1897, SS1898, 1899
Civil War veteran, Company K, Michigan 18th, and Company B, Michigan 9th Infantry. Source material: 1)--- Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1895. (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1895.) 2)--- Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897. (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1897.)
Arpke, Tom
Born: February 6, 1952
Died:
Occupation: Arpke Inc. Travel Agency
Town: Salina
County: Saline
Party: Republican
District: 69; 24
Chamber: House 2011, 2012; Senate 2013, SS2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, SS2016
Married to Beth Arpke.
Arrasmith, Abner
Born: October 15, 1844
Died: April 7, 1924
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Olathe
County: Johnson
Party: Republican
District: 10
Chamber: Senate 1869, 1870
 
Arthur, Jr., Charles Shirk
Born: July 16, 1917 in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Died: February 16, 2011 in Manhattan, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Manhattan
County: Riley
Party: Republican
District: 42; 40; 19
Chamber: House 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960; House 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964; Senate 1965, 1966, SS1966, 1967, 1968
WWII veteran (Navy Air Corps). Married March 29, 1944 to Mary Ann Bowen. Source material: 1)---Who's Who in American Politics, 1967-1968.
Arvin, Lester Cave
Born: July 22, 1923
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Rose Hill
County: Butler
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: Senate 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Married May 13, 1945 to Kay Krehbiel. Candidate for Lt. Governor of Kansas in 1956. U.S. Congressman Fourth Dist. 1960. Source material: 1)---Who's Who in American Politics, Second Edition 1969-1970. (R. R. Bowker Company New York and London, 1969.)
Avery, Herman Willard
Born: May 26, 1870 in Wakefield, Kansas.
Died: January 26, 1950 in Clay Center, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Wakefield
County: Clay
Party: Republican
District: 22
Chamber: Senate 1909, 1911
Married June 1, 1898 to Hattie Maria Coffman. Father of State Representative/Governor William H. Avery. Source material: 1)---Illustriana Kansas. Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933.
Badger, Gordon Albert
Born: November 14, 1886 in Kansass.
Died: July 20, 1929
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Eureka
County: Greenwood
Party: Republican
District: 24
Chamber: Senate 1921, 1923, SS1923
Married June 15, 1911 to Joy Smith. Source material: 1) - Clan Gordon Web Page information at rootsweb.com. 2) - 1920 U.S. Census, Eureka Township, Greenwood County, Kansas.
Bailey, John C.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Merchant
Town: Perryville
County: Jefferson
Party: Republican
District: 4
Chamber: Senate 1869, 1870
 
Bailey, Roy Freeman
Born: May 8, 1883, Emporia, Kansas
Died: May 15, 1971 in Salina, Kansas.
Occupation: Editor
Town: Salina
County: Saline
Party: Republican
District: 29
Chamber: Senate 1945, 1947
Source material: 1)---Topeka State Journal 5/15/1971.
Bainum, J. W.
Born: March 8, 1832
Died: July 3, 1915
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Mapleton
County: Bourbon
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: Senate 1875, 1876
 
Baird, Charles Olin
Born: November 18, 1878, in Shelby County, Iowa.
Died: November 1, 1945
Occupation: Merchant
Town: LeRoy
County: Coffey
Party: Republican
District: 31; 15
Chamber: House 1929, SS1930, 1931; Senate 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936
Came to Kansas in 1881. Married Daisy Deane McHenry on December 25, 1901. Source material: 1)---Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature: Session 1931 / by Arch L. Bell. Great Bend, Kan. : Howell Printing, [1931?]. 2)---Illustriana Kansas. (Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933.)
Baker, George Clay
Born: February 15, 1896 in Le Roy, Coffey County, Kansas.
Died: January 2, 1973
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Topeka
County: Shawnee
Party: Republican
District: 17
Chamber: Senate 1925, 1927, SS1928, 1929, SS1930, 1931
Elected to the State Senate in 1924 at age 28. At that time, he was the youngest person ever elected to the Senate. In 1928 he became the first person in 27 years elected to represent Shawnee County in the State Senate for a second term. He was the first Commissioner of Workers Compensation in Kansas in 1929. World War I veteran: served in an Army artillery unit. Married July 31, 1924, to Ruth Rodeen. Source material: 1)---Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature: Session 1931 / by Arch L. Bell. Great Bend, Kan. : Howell Printing, [1931?]. 2)---Journal of the Kansas State Senate, 1973 Session. "Senate Resolution No. 7." Pages 184-185.
Baker, Lucien
Born: June 8, 1846 near Cleveland, Ohio.
Died: June 21, 1907 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Leavenworth
County: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 3
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Came to Kansas in 1869. Married. Source material: 1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1895. Topeka, Kan. : Crane Publishing, 1895. 2)---Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Bicentennial Edition. United states Government Printing Office, 1989.
Baker, Thomas H. (2)
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Irving
County: Marshall
Party: Republican
District: 7
Chamber: Senate 1863, 1864
 
Baldwin, Rufus Ebenezer "Eben"
Born: September 14, 1834 in Dover, Windham County, Vermont.
Died: February 13, 1903 in Ottawa County, Kansas, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Ada
County: Ottawa
Party: Populist
District: 31
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Came to Kansas in 1870. Married Georgia Ann Cooper in April, 1862. Source material: 1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1895. Topeka, Kan. : Crane Publishing, 1895.
Ball, Steadman
Born: September 20, 1904 in Hiawatha, Kansas.
Died: May 16, 1977 in Atchison, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Atchison
County: Atchison
Party: Republican
District: 2;2;17;1
Chamber: Senate 1945, 1947, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964 ; House 1957, 1958, SS1958; Senate 1965, 1966, SS1966, 1967, 1968; Senate 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Married October 26, 1929 to Eleanor Margaret Campbell. 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.)
Bancroft, Edward Payson
Born: March 1, 1829 in Union, New York.
Died: December 25, 1904 in Chelsea, Michigan.
Occupation: Land Agent
Town: Emporia
County: Lyon
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: Senate 1861, 1862
Came to Kansas in 1857. Married in 1853 to Mary B. Millspaugh. Civil War veteran: 8th and 9th Kansas. Accepted commission in volunteer service, lost seat March 1, 1862. Replaced by J. M. Rankin. Appointed Regent of Kansas State Normal School 1871-1873. In 1878, arrested and sentenced to two years in state penitentiary for selling bonds for State Normal School and keeping the money. In 1880 he moved to Chihuahua, Mexico and from there to Detroit Michigan. Special Note: Breckenridge County became Lyon County in 1862. Source material: 1)---"Biographies of members of the Legislature of 1861" Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908. Volume 10. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908. (pages 238-254)
Barber, Oliver
Born: December 10, 1816 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Died: October 24, 1895 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Kanwaka
County: Douglas
Party: Republican
District: 8; 9
Chamber: House 1861; Senate 1865, 1866
Came to Kansas in 1856. Civil War veteran: served on the staff of General James G. Blunt for two years. Married November 8, 1858 to Malinda Burgess. 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.
Barker, Elden
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Jewell City
County: Jewell
Party: Republican
District: 28
Chamber: Senate 1873, 1874, SS1874
 
Barker, George Jerome
Born: November 6, 1842 in Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Died: October 12, 1912
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Lawrence
County: Douglas
Party: Republican
District: 15; 13
Chamber: Senate 1885, SS1886, 1887; House 1897, SS1898, 1901, 1903
Speaker in 1901. Did not serve in SS1903, appointed postmaster. Came to Kansas from Wisconsin in 1867. Father of four daughters. Source material: 1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901. Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1900.
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