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This black and white photograph shows Joseph B. Tomlinson, (1861-1922). Tomlinson, a native of Ohio, settled in Ottawa County, Kansas in 1881 to teach school and study law in the office of D.C. Chipman in Minneapolis, Kansas. He passed the bar, in 1890, and devoted his time and energy to up-holding the law and defending citizens' rights. In 1891, Kansas Governor William Stanley appointed Tomlinson warden of the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas. During his brief tenure as warden, Tomlinson successfully managed to keep over 280 convicts from striking in the penitentiary coal mines without using violence or outside assistance. He was later commended for his actions, but voluntarily resigned from the warden's position, in 1901, to return to private life. In 1903, he moved to Independence, Kansas.

Date: Between 1899 and 1909

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Item Number: 220500
Call Number: B Tomlinson, Joseph B. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 220500

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