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This is a cabinet card showing John James Ingalls who was born in Massachusetts in 1833. He came to Kansas Territory in 1859 and settled in Atchison, Kansas where he practiced law. Ingalls chose to live in Kansas because he believed the state had a bright and promising future. He was a member of the 1859 Wyandotte Constitutional Convention, and later served as secretary of the state senate during the first legislative session. During this time, he designed a seal for the state; however, it was modified considerably before it was accepted by the state legislature. From 1873 to 1891, he represented Kansas in the United States Senate. Ingalls' public career ended when he was replaced in the U.S. Senate by W. A. Peffer, a Populist. Following his public service, he wrote magazine and newspaper articles extolling the virtues of the state. Ingalls died in 1900 and was buried in his hometown of Atchison, Kansas.

Creator: Bell, C. M.
Date: Between 1885 and 1990

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Item Number: 317257
Call Number: B Ingalls, John James *15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 317257

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