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Edward Ray Sloan's diploma from Campbell College

Edward Ray Sloan's diploma from Campbell College
Date: June 1, 1904
This is Edward Ray Sloan's diploma from Campbell College, Holton, Kansas, where he received a degree of Bachelor of Laws. Edward Ray Sloan was born in 1883 in Seward County Nebraska. His family came to Kansas in 1886 locating in Sheridan County. Sloan graduated from Campbell College School of Law at Holton in 1904; however, Campbell's program lasted only two years and the Kansas Board of Law Examiners required a three-year course before taking the bar exam, so he entered Washburn College law school and graduated in 1905. He was elected county attorney of Sheridan County in the fall of 1904 and was re-elected twice while maintaining a private practice in Hoxie, Kansas. In July 1911, Sloan established with Guy L. Hursh the Holton law firm of Hursh & Sloan. In April 1912, Sloan was appointed Holton's city attorney, a position he held for 19 years. In 1930, Sloan helped establish the Topeka firm of Sloan, Hamilton and Sloan, which included his younger brother Floyd and W. Glenn Hamilton. It was the predecessor of the firm Sloan, Listrom, Eisenbarth, Sloan & Glassman. He served three terms in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1923 to 1929. In March 1931, he was appointed by Governor Woodring to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court. Judge Sloan served the remaining 21 months of the term but opted not to seek election for another term. Later, he was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission and served as chairman from 1936 to 1938. In 1947, he was appointed Referee in Bankruptcy for the District of Kansas, where he served for 14 years. He was a lecturer at Washburn University Law School and compiled a textbook on bankruptcy.

Graduation diploma for Luziana Aguire from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka, Kansas

Graduation diploma for Luziana Aguire from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Catholic Church. Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Diocesan School Board
Date: May 29, 1929
This is the eighth grade graduation diploma of Luziana "Lucy" Aguirre from Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Topeka, Kansas.

Isaac T. Goodnow diplomas

Isaac T. Goodnow diplomas
Date: 1845-1889
Two diplomas awarded to Isaac T. Goodnow. In August 1845, Goodnow received a teaching degree from Wesleyan University in Middleton, Connecticut. Goodnow came to Kansas in 1855 with the New England Emigrant Aid Company to ensure Kansas become a free state. They built a community, which would eventually become Manhattan, Kansas, and founded Bluemont Central College. In June 1889, Goodnow received a doctorate in philosophy from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Lucy Hobbs Taylor's diploma

Lucy Hobbs Taylor's diploma
Creator: Ohio College of Dentistry
Date: February 1866
This is Lucy Hobbs Taylor's diploma from Ohio College of Dentistry. In 1866 she became the first woman in the world to receive a doctorate in dentistry. She married Civil War veteran James Myrtle Taylor and began to teach him dentistry. The couple moved to Lawrence in 1867 and established a joint practice. The Taylors purchased an empty lot in Lawrence (now 809 Vermont Street) and built a combination office and residence. Here they created one of the most successful dental practices in Kansas. They built a home on Ohio Street and moved their practice to a commercial building at 8th and Massachusetts streets. A year after her husband died in 1886, Taylor retired and devoted her time to charity and social causes, namely women's rights.

Otis Potter diploma

Otis Potter diploma
Date: October 1859
A diploma awarded to Otis Potter (1807-1892) by the Douglas County Agricultural Society for his marrowfat squashes. Three years earlier, Otis Potter was presented with John Brown's sword for housing Brown and his family while in Lawrence.

University of Kansas diploma issued to Flora Richardson

University of Kansas diploma issued to Flora Richardson
Creator: University of Kansas
Date: June 11, 1873
This is a diploma given to Flora Richardson for completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree by the University of Kansas. It is the first diploma given to a female student at the Unversity of Kansas. Also, Flora Richardson was the valedictorian of the class of 1873. Although not the first female student at KU, she was, however the first to graduate. She went on to earn her Master's degree, from The University of Kansas in 1875 and later participated in post-graduate study. Ms. Richardson became employed as a secondary school teacher in Kanwaka, a community near Lawrence. She later married Mr. Osgood Colman and had seven children. Flora remained in Lawrence until her death in 1924.

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