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This black and white photograph shows John Berridge McCuish, (1906-1962). A World War II veteran and newspaper editor from Newton, Kansas, McCuish was elected, in 1954, as lieutenant governor of Kansas. As lieutenant governor he became involved in the "political triple play" with Governor Fred Hall and William Smith, the Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. On January 3, 1957 a week before the end of Governor Hall's term, he resigned prompting McCuish to become the thirty-fourth governor of Kansas. During McCuish's eleven days as governor, he appointed Hall to the vacant seat on the Kansas Supreme Court left by Chief Justice William Smith creating the "political triple play". After serving the shortest administration in Kansas history, McCuish's returned to private life in Newton, Kansas, and resumed his career as a newspaper editor.

Date: Between 1954 and 1957

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Item Number: 214345
Call Number: B McCuish, John 1a
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 214345

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