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This black and white photograph shows Walter Augustus Huxman, (1887-1972). He established his career as a public official by serving as Reno County's assistant attorney, (1915-1919), and later as the city attorney of Hutchinson, Kansas, (1919-1921). In 1936, Huxman was nominated as the Democratic candidate for governor. On November 3, 1936, he was elected the twenty-seventh governor of Kansas, (1937-1939). Huxman served only one term and was defeated in the 1938 general election by Republican candidate Payne Ratner. He left office on January 9, 1939, to return to private life. However, on April 24, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Huxman to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth District. He held this position until stepping down in 1962, due to declining health. Judge Huxman passed away on June 25, 1972, at the age of eighty-five. Burial was at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas. The location of the photograph was not given but Huxman appears to be standing in the bucket of a large mining/quarrying shovel.

Date: March 18, 1938

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Item Number: 224343
Call Number: B Huxman, Walther A. *4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224343

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