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This sepia colored photograph shows Walter Augustus Huxman (1887-1972). He established his career as a public official by serving as Reno County's assistant attorney, (1915-1921), and later the city attorney of Hutchinson, Kansas, (1919-1921). In 1936, Huxman was nominated as the Democratic candidate for governor and was elected, on November 3, 1936, the twenty-seventh governor of Kansas, (1937-1939). Huxman served only one term and was defeated by Republican candidate Payne Ratner. He return to private life but within a few months, on April 24, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Huxman to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth District. He held this position until stepping down, in 1962, due to declining health. Judge Huxman passed away on June 25, 1972 at the age of eighty-five. Interment was at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas.

Creator: Goldberg Studios
Date: Between 1937 and 1939

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Item Number: 208076
Call Number: B Huxman, Walter A. *9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208076

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