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This black and white photograph shows Walter Augustus Huxman, (1887-1972), being sworn in as Kansas governor. He established his career as a public official serving as Reno County's assistant attorney, (1915-1919), and later the city attorney of Hutchinson, Kansas, (1919-1921). In 1936, Huxman was nominated as the Democratic candidate for governor. He was elected, on November 3, 1936, the twenty-seventh governor of Kansas, (1937-1939). Huxman served only one term and was defeated in the 1938 general election by Republican candidate Payne Ratner. He left office, on January 9, 1939, to return to private life. However within a few months, on April 24, 1939, President 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. Burial was at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas.

Date: January 11, 1937

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Item Number: 208083
Call Number: B Huxman, Walter A *12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208083

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