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Alfred Fairfax

Alfred Fairfax
Creator: Martin, H. T.
Date: Between 1889 and 1890
A portrait of Alfred Fairfax, a politician, farmer and pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Parsons, Kansas, who resided near Peru, Kansas. He achieved political distinction in 1888 when he was elected to represent the 58th District, Chautauqua County, in the Kansas House of Representatives. Although few details regarding his single term are known, Representative Fairfax served as chairman of the House Committee on Immigration, and received praise for his service from both the white and black Kansas newspapers.

Kansas Legislature, 1889

Kansas Legislature, 1889
Creator: Dowing, George
Date: 1889
This legislative panel shows members of the Kansas House of Representatives and the Senate. In the center of the panel images of senators are inserted while representatives are arranged in a composite manner around the edges. Alfred Fairfax, the first African American state legislator in Kansas, is pictured on the right middle.

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