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A photograph of Solon Otis Thacher, a lawyer, who came to Lawrence, Kansas Territory in July, 1858. In 1859, he was elected as a delegate to the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention. After Kansas became a state, he was elected judge of the fourth judicial district. Thacher served in the state senate in 1881-1884 and 1893-1895, and was a candidate for Governor in 1864 and 1882. In 1884, President Arthur appointed him a member of a commission to negotiate treaties with South American countries. Thacher was president of the Kansas State Historical Society in 1895.

Creator: Mettner Studios of Lawrence
Date: Between 1880 and 1889

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Item Number: 221497
Call Number: B Thacher, Solon O. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 221497

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