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This black and white photograph shows Walter Augustus Huxman, (1887-1972). He began 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 to be the Democratic candidate for governor. He was elected on November 3, 1936, as 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. He was buried at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas.

Date: Between 1937 and 1939

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Item Number: 224396
Call Number: B Huxman, Walter A. *16
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224396

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