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William Lindsay White, publisher of the Emporia Gazette, sends Governor Andrew F. Schoeppel, of Topeka, a copy of a letter he wrote to Milton F. Amrine, warden of the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing. Amrine resigned as warden of the state penitentiary due to his opposition to capital punishment. White's letter congratulates Amrine for the way he conducted his resignation and his amicable relationship with the Governor. Kansas reinstated the death penalty in 1935 after its repeal in 1907, but the state had not executed any person since 1870. Convicted murderer Fred L. Brady was poised to become the first person executed under the new law. Governor Schoeppel refused to commute Brady's sentence to life imprisonment. Warden Amrine refused to carry out the execution and chose to resign.

Creator: White, William Lindsay, 1900-1973
Date: February 11, 1944

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Item Number: 208825
Call Number: Governor's Records--Schoeppel, Box 46 Folder 13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208825

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