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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's County's assistant attorney, (1915-1919), and later 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 within a few months, 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.

Date: Between 1939 and 1949

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Item Number: 224347
Call Number: B Huxman, Walter A. *6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224347

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