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This sepia colored photograph shows William Eugene Stanley (front row wearing a dark suit) during military maneuvers for the Kansas National Guard in Ft. Riley, Kansas. Stanley entered public service, in 1871, by serving as the Jefferson County attorney, (1871-1872). A few years later he became the Sedgwick County attorney, (1874-1880). In 1880, he made a political bid for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives and served one term as a Republican from the ninety-second district, (1881-1883). Stanley resumed his political career in 1891, when he was elected as the fifteenth governor of Kansas. He was also re-elected in 1901. During his administration, the Kansas supreme court was increased to seven justices and funds were appropriated to finish the construction on the statehouse. Stanley left office on January 12, 1903 to return to private life in Wichita, Kansas and to practice law. On October 13, 1910, William Eugene Stanley passed away at the age of sixty-six. He was buried at the Highland Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.

Date: Between 1890 and 1903

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Item Number: 220595
Call Number: B Stanley, William. E *4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 220595

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