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This sepia colored portrait shows Milton W. Reynolds, (1833-1890), newspaper editor, publisher, and politician. As a journalist he wrote more about the need for settlement in the Oklahoma territory than any writer of his time. In 1865, Reynolds moved to Lawrence, Kansas to supervise the daily operations of the Kansas State Journal newspaper. For six years he managed the paper until he moved, in 1871, to Parsons, Kansas. In the southeast Kansas town he engaged in the newspaper business with partner Leslie J. Perry and founded The Parsons Sun. The paper gave him the means to write effective and enlightening articles that covered the issues of the day. In 1876, Reynolds was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican from the Forty-Third District of Labette County, Kansas. He served one term and returned to Parsons to continued to write about the need for settlement in the Oklahoma territory. Reynolds also became one of the major promoters for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad. In April of 1889, Reynolds moved to Oklahoma to take part in territory affairs. On August 5, 1890, he was elected to the territory's House of Representatives. Four days later, on August 9, 1890, at the age of fifty-seven Milton W. Reynolds passed away.
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1865 and 1876
Item Number: 215616
Call Number: B Reynolds, Milton W. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 215616
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Journalists
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Politicians
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Publishers
Collections - Photograph
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Republican
Government and Politics - State Government - Legislature - House of Representatives
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Parsons
Places - Counties - Labette
Places - Other States - Nebraska
Places - Other States - Oklahoma
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Cabinet cards