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A black and white photograph of James Blood (1819-1891), native of Bolton, Vermont and member of the New England Emigrant Aid Company who moved to Lawrence, Kansas in July 1854. A supporter of the Free State Movement, Blood was actively involved in Kansas politics. From 1856 to 1857, Blood served as treasurer of the Kansas State Central Committee and became a member of the Topeka Legislature in 1856. In 1857, Blood was elected the first mayor of Lawrence, Kansas. Blood served as a delegate to the July 1859 Wyandotte Convention from Douglas County's Twelfth District. Blood continued to serve in Kansas politics and in the early 1860s, he was elected as county treasurer of Douglas County. In 1869, he was elected as a Republican to the Kansas House of Representatives from the Thirty-Fifth District of Lawrence. James Blood passed away on February 4, 1891 at the age of seventy-two.

Date: Between 1860 and 1880

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Item Number: 217225
Call Number: B Blood, James *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217225

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