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This cabinet card shows Leland Justin Webb,1846-1893, civil war veteran, lawyer and politician. The son of William Craw Webb and Emily E. Abbot Webb, he established his career as a public servant at the age of fifteen when he mustered into the Union Army. Leland served with Company H, of the 16th Wisconsin Infanty,1861-1862 and later with Company I of the 30th Wisconsin Infantry. From March of 1864 to July of 1865, he served as a private with Company E, of the First Regiment of the Illinois Light Artillery. Leland finished out his military career in 1869 with the 10th Kansas Volunteer Infantry and Company G of the 19th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. He returned to private life and resumed his education. On December 11, 1869, Leland was admitted to the Kansas Bar Association. He practiced in the Fort Scott, Kansas area for a short period of time before entering politics. In May of 1870, Leland was elected the first mayor of Columbus, Kansas. He held the position for a year before moving to Winfield, Kansas and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives to represent the Eighty-Eight District,1877-78. He continued to remain politically active. In 1880, Leland moved to Topeka, Kansas to practice law. He also ran for justice of the peace a position he held from 1883-85. During the remaining years of his life, Leland was an active and prominent member in the Orders of Sons of Veterans, the Grand Army of the Republic, and Sons of the Revolution. He held a number of positions that included: Past Commander of Lincoln Post No. 1, and Past Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Veterans United States. On February 23, 1893 after a brief illness Leland J Webb passed away at the age of forty-seven.

Creator: Martin, H. T.
Date: Between 1880 and 1890

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Item Number: 314164
Call Number: B Webb, Leland J. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314164

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