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Donohoe, Owen
Born: February 13, 1945
Died:
Occupation: Medical Sales
Town: Shawnee
County: Johnson
Party: Republican
District: 39
Chamber: House 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Spouse is Charlene Source material: 1)---http://www.kslegislature.org
Abbey, Henry Clay
Born: May 23, 1868 in Butler, Missouri
Died: May 19, 1953 at home in Fulton, Kansas
Occupation: R. F. D. Carrier (Retired)
Town: Fulton
County: Bourbon
Party: Republican
District: 19
Chamber: House 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938
Twice married, first to Alice Constant Ange on October 2, 1889, she died May 23, 1936. He married Mrs. Maude Ann Fairman, widow of Frank Fairman, on February 30, 1940. Source Material: 1)--Information provided by the Old Fort Genealogical Society of Southeastern Kansas, Inc.
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.
Abell, P. G.
Born: November 23, 1883 in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Died:
Occupation: Stockman
Town: Ashland
County: Clark
Party: Republican
District: 95
Chamber: House 1929, SS1930, 1931, 1933, SS1933, SS1934
 
Abels, Edwin Friedrich
Born: September 15, 1891 in Eudora, Kansas
Died: April 22, 1985
Occupation: Newspaper publisher
Town: Lawrence
County: Douglas
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: House 1937, SS1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947
Source material: 1)--"House Resolution 6136," Journal of the House of Representatives, Kansas Legislature, 1985.
Abildgaard, Ira
Born: February 9, 1888 in Clifton, Illinois
Died: April 27, 1971 in Canon City, Colorado
Occupation: Hardware & Implement (Retired)
Town: Oxford
County: Sumner
Party: Republican
District: 70
Chamber: House 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
Married Mable Raboin June 16, 1909. The Abildgaards moved from Clifton, Illinois to Oxford, Kansas in 1912. There he established his hardware business, which he ran until he retired in the 1960s. His wife died in 1968. They both are buried in the Oxford Cemetery. Source material: 1)--Topeka Daily Capitol, 12/14/1956. 2)--Topeka State Journal, 4/27/1971
Abraham, Robert Henry
Born: October 20, 1827 in Buckingham County, Virginia, USA
Died: June 21, 1872 in Greenwood County, Kansas, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Emporia
County: Lyon
Party: Republican
District: 66
Chamber: House 1865
Note: He drowned in the Verdigris River. Married to Mary Orvillia Perry in 1854 Source: 1)--findagrave.com
Abrahams, John Vanneman
Born: October 28, 1867 in Woodlawn, Maryland
Died: August 5, 1940 in Topeka, Kansas
Occupation: Insuror
Town: Topeka
County: Shawnee
Party: Republican
District: 34
Chamber: House 1927, 1929, SS1930
Member of the Kansas State Highway Commission, 1927-1930. Married Oct. 16, 1912, to Meliora Clarkson Hambleton. Came to Kansas in 1893. Source material: 1)-- Illustriana Kansas. Illustriana Inc., Hebron, Nebraska, 1933.
Abrams, Albert H.
Born: May 1862 in Iowa
Died: March 26, 1935
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
Town: Arkansas City
County: Cowley
Party: Republican
District: 54,50
Chamber: House 1899; House 1911
Spouse's first name listed as Grace Source material: 1)--1900 Federal Census, Creswell Township, Cowley County, Kansas
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
Acheson, Clinton C.
Born: October 22, 1913
Died: October 15, 2008 in Topeka, Kansas
Occupation: Retired
Town: Topeka
County: Shawnee
Party: Republican
District: 52
Chamber: House 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988
Succeeded J. B. Littlejohn who resigned.
Ackerman, Theodore
Born: 1849 in Rodendale, Wisconsin
Died:
Occupation: Hardware merchant
Town: Russell
County: Russell
Party: Republican
District: 85
Chamber: House 1899
Spouse name was Miss Libbie Holly Source material: 1)--Cutler's History of Kansas, 1883 2)-- Heritage Quest Census 1900
Adair, Thomas E.
Born: Feb 17, 1845 in Noble County, Indiana
Died:
Occupation: Physician, Farmer
Town: Moline 1903; Hewins 1905
County: Chautauqua
Party: Republican
District: 54
Chamber: House 1903, 1905
Came to Kansas in 1876. Civil War veteran, serving in both 118th Indiana Infantry and 152nd Indiana Regiment. Source material: 1)-- Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1903. Crane & Co., Topeka, KS, 1903
Adam, Joan E.
Born: April 4, 1944
Died:
Occupation: Homemaker, Elected official
Town: Atchison
County: Atchison
Party: Democrat
District: 48
Chamber: House 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
 
Adams, Aaron
Born: July 21, 1828
Died: November 6, 1901
Occupation:
Town:
County: County: Greeley
Party: Republican
Chamber: House 1889
Delegate sworn in February 21, 1889. County organized subsequent to the apportionment, no District number assigned.
Adams, Clyde Benton
Born: April 15, 1906 in Easton, Kansas.
Died: January 11, 1972
Occupation: Lt. Col. US Army (Retired), Municipality manager, Farmer
Town: Kansas City
County: Wyandotte
Party: Democrat
District: 9; 34
Chamber: House 1963, 1964, SS1964, 1965, 1966, SS1966; House 1967, 1968
Married April 18, 1928 to Helen Marie Miller. Source material: 1)--Who's Who in American Politics, First Edition 1967-68 / R.R. Bowker Company, New York, N.Y. and London, 1967
Adams, Daniel Marsh
Born: January 22, 1833 in Londonderry, New Hampshire
Died: June 13, 1879
Occupation: Banking and Real Estate
Town: North Topeka
County: Shawnee
District: 56
Chamber: House 1873
Came to Kansas in 1856. Served during the Civil War. He was commissioned as a major, US Volunteers in the Army Paymaster Department on February 1, 1863 and served until 1867. Married in 1858 to Mary Helen True. Married in 1867 to Olive A. Thomas. Buried in Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas. Sources: 1)---The United States Biographical Dictionary, Kansas Volume. (1879) 2)--findagrave.com
Adams, David
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town: Bunker Hill
County: Russell
District: 98
Chamber: House 1873
 
Adams, Guy G.
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town: Tribune
County: Greeley
Party: Republican
District: 112
Chamber: House 1917
 
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
Adams, John Bunyon
Born: March 25, 1873 in Potwin, Butler County, Kansas.
Died: March 12, 1921 in El Dorado, Kansas
Occupation: Editor, Banker
Town: El Dorado
County: Butler
Party: Republican
District: 56;57
Chamber: House 1899, 1901; House 1903
Life member of the State Historical Society. Married Miss Edna Frazier on November 29, 1905. Source material: 1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1903. Crane & Co., Topeka, KS, 1903
Adams, John E.
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town:
County: Montgomery
Party: Republican
District: 91
Chamber: House 1870
 
Adams, John O.
Born: September 24, 1889 in Langley, Kansas.
Died: July 18, 1961 in Osborne, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, Merchant (Retired)
Town: Osborne
County: Osborne
Party: Democrat
District: 84
Chamber: House 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
Minority Leader 1955 -1960. Married Pansy Mitchell in June, 1916. Source material: 1)--- Online biography found in: A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans A five volume set published in 1918 by William Connelley. 2)---1951 Kansas Legislative Directory. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Construction Magazine, [1950?]
Adams, John Wesley
Born: April 23, 1854 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio.
Died: January 17, 1942
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Wichita
County: Sedgwick
Party: Republican
District: 71
Chamber: House 1899, 1903, 1905
Came to Kansas in 1887. In the House journal obituary he is listed as born in 1854. In the 1903 Legislative directory his birth year is 1859. Source material: 1)---Senate and House Journals, State of Kansas, 1943. House Resolution 21, page 99. 2)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1903. Crane & Co., Topeka, KS, 1903.
Adams, Moses Sawin
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town: Leavenworth
County: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 7; 24
Chamber: House 1862; House 1869
Speaker of the House in 1862 and 1869
Adams, Nelson
Born: June 21, 1850 in Ross County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Larned
County: Pawnee
Party: Republican
District: 121
Chamber: House 1877
Came to Kansas in 1869. Civil War veteran, Company K, 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Married 1875 to Lillie Brecken. Source material: 1)---History of the State of Kansas (Pawnee County Section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
Adams, R. D.
Born: October 5, 1840 in Walled Lake, Oakland County, Michigan
Died:
Occupation: Physician
Town: Skiddy
County: Morris
Party: Republican
District: 81
Chamber: House 1877
 
Adams, Richard Duane
Born: April 2, 1921
Died: January 13, 1985
Occupation: Insurance
Town: Delphos
County: Ottawa
Party: Democrat
District: 108
Chamber: House 1977, 1978
Married to Katharina Wirth. Served in U.S. Navy during WWII. Source material: 1)---1977-78 Kansas Legislative Directory (Lawrence, KS : World Printing Services, 1977)
Adams, Sr., Raymond E.
Born: February 8, 1902
Died: June 7, 1967 in Maple Hill, Kansas.
Occupation: Rancher
Town: Maple Hill
County: Wabaunsee
Party: Republican
District: 44
Chamber: House 1960
Replaced his cousin, Howard Adams, deceased. Source material: 1)---Topeka Daily Capitol, 1/5/1960. 2)---Kansas City Star, 6/8/1967.
Adams, Stephen Douglas
Born: August 27, 1859 in Ogle, Illinois.
Died: December 10, 1934 in Meade, Kansas.
Occupation: Hotel operator
Town: Meade
County: Meade
Party: Democrat
District: 124
Chamber: House 1901, 1907, SS1908
Came to Kansas in 1887. On January 27, 1898 married Belle (McGaffin) Peed. Source Material: 1)---Handbook of the the Kansas Legislature, 1901. Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1900.
Adamson, Moses
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Stockton
County: Rooks
Party: Republican
District: 102
Chamber: House 1876
Refused seat January 21, 1876.
Aday, Jerry L.
Born: May 20, 1949
Died:
Occupation: Executive director
Town: Ellsworth
County: Ellsworth
Party: Republican
District: 67
Chamber: House 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
 
Addington, William H.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Grainman, Rancher
Town: Elkhart
County: Morton
Party: Republican
District: 125
Chamber: House 1959, 1960
 
Addy, Rezin
Born: 1828
Died: December 11, 1899
Occupation: Physician, Surgeon
Town: Edgerton
County: Johnson
Party: Democrat
District: 22
Chamber: House 1881
 
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,
 
Admire, Jacob Veach
Born: October 15, 1842 in Johnson County, Indiana.
Died: March 3, 1911
Occupation: Newspaper editor (in 1883)
Town: Osage City
County: Osage
Party: Republican
District: 39
Chamber: House 1887, 1889
Civil War veteran, Company E., 65th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Member of the State Historical Society. Source material: 1)---Histroy of the State of Kansas (Osage County Section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
Ady, Joseph Wesley
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town: Newton
County: Harvey
Party: Republican
District: 98
Chamber: House 1881
 
Aker, Leonard
Born: about 1842 in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio.
Occupation: Blacksmith, Farmer
Town: West Plains 1895; Plains
County: Seward
Party: Republican
District: 124
Chamber: House 1895, 1897, 1898
Came to Kansas in 1886. Married and the father on one son. Died before special session 1898-1899. Civil War veteran, Company F, 12th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Source material: 1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1895. George Crane & Co., Topeka, Kansas, 1895.
Akin, Eugene L.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
Town: Lawrence
County: Douglas
Party: Republican
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1866
Replaced John Speer in 1866.
Albert, John R.
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
Town: Glen Elder
County: Mitchell
Party: Republican
District: 83
Chamber: House 1925, 1927, SS1928
 
Albertson, Benjamin
Born: August 14, 1846 in Randolph County, North Carolina
Died: September 30, 1924
Occupation: Minister
Town: Haviland
Party: Farmers' Alliance
Chamber: House 1891
Seated as delegate January 15, 1891. Married Anna Newlin on November 11, 1869. Source material: 1)--- A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, by William C. Connelley (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co. 1919).
Albin, U. A.
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town: Augusta
County: Butler
Party: Republican
District: 90
Chamber: House 1879
 
Alcala, John
Born: May 23, 1959
Died:
Occupation: Production Sch./Buyer
Town: Topeka
County: Shawnee
Party: Democrat
District: 57
Chamber: House 2013, SS2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, SS2016, 2017, 2018
Married to Christina Valdivia-Alcala.
Alden, Henry L.
Born: May 8, 1847 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
Town: Wyandotte
County: Wyandotte
Party: Republican
District: 17
Chamber: House 1877
Came to Kansas in 1869. Married Mary F. Cruise. Became Wyandott County attorney in 1882. Source material: 1)---History of the State of Kansas (Wyandotte County Section) by William G. Cutler,first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
Aldrich, C. J.
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town: Brantford
County: Washington
District: 11
Chamber: House 1872
 
Aldrich, Charles Saville
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Stone Mound
County: Smith
Party: Republican
District: 95
Chamber: House 1875, 1876
 
Aldrich, H. L.
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
Town: Caney
County: Montgomery
Party: Republican
District: 26
Chamber: House 1915
 
Alexander, Demas M.
Born: December 18, 1825 in Reno, Bond County, Illinois.
Died: February 11, 1871 in Reno, Bond County, Illinois.
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Lawrence
County: Douglas
Party: Republican
District: 8
Chamber: House 1861
Came to Kansas in 1856. Civil War veteran: Company I, 12th Kansas Regiment. Married to Caroline Baldwin McCord. Returned to Illinois after the war. Source material: 1)---"Biographies of Members of the First Kansas Legislature, 1861" Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908 (vol. 10). Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.
Alexander, J. M.
Born: Knox County, Tennessee
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
Town: Welda
County: Anderson
Party: Alliance
District: 20
Chamber: House 1891
Civil War veteran: (1st) Company I, Illinois 80th Infantry, (2nd) Veteran Reserve Corps. Came to Kansas in 1870. Source material: 1)---Admire's Political and Legislative Hand book for Kansas/ compiled by W.W. Admire. Topeka, Kan. : G.W. Crane & Co., 1891. 2)--- Information provided by Jane Kelsey of the Kansas State Historical Society, Library and Archives Division.
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.
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