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Albert Howell Horton

Albert Howell Horton
Date: Between January 01, 1870 and December 31, 1880
In 1874 Albert Howell Horton was elected to a term in the Kansas House of Representatives and in 1876 was elected to a term in the Kansas Senate. In 1876 he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court.


Albert Howell Horton & wife

Albert Howell Horton & wife
Date: Between January 01, 1860 and December 31, 1880
In 1874, Albert Horton was elected to a term in the Kansas House of Representatives and in 1876 was elected to a term in the Kansas Senate. In 1876 he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court.


An epoch marking opinion by Justice John Dawson of the Supreme Court of Kansas

An epoch marking opinion by Justice John Dawson of the Supreme Court of Kansas
Creator: Monroe, Lilla Day, 1858-1929
Date: 1921
Lilla Day Monroe authored this pamphlet on behalf of the Topeka Good Government Club's Committee on Legislation. It includes excerpts concerning the property rights of married women and the rights of children to inherit from their mother. The pamphlet discusses the efforts of the Good Government Club of Topeka to secure passage of a law supporting property rights for women. Monroe was writing about an opinion of Justice John Dawson of the Kansas Supreme Court in case 104 (pp. 47-57), which she felt provided legal interpretation supporting women's property rights. She applauded the support for abused wives but felt the opinion did not adequately discuss the rights of children. Her retelling of the plantiff's case describes in detail the abuses that Ida Doe suffered at the hands of her husband.


Appeal Denial in Misdemeanor Cases

Appeal Denial in Misdemeanor Cases
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to the proposal of denying appeals to the Supreme Court by Judge Wilson of Wichita, Kansas, which in return reducing the time spent on liquor cases. No reply by the Governor's office is included in the file. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Brief for the State.  The State of Kansas versus James J. Clark

Brief for the State. The State of Kansas versus James J. Clark
Creator: Kansas. Supreme Court
Date: Between 1885 and Unknown
Brief for the State in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. The State of Kansas, Plaintiff and Appellate versus James J. Clark, Defendant and Appellate.


Brief for the State.  The State of Kansas versus Joseph E. McNaught

Brief for the State. The State of Kansas versus Joseph E. McNaught
Creator: Kansas. Supreme Court
Date: 1885
Brief for the State in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. The State of Kansas, plaintiff versus Joseph E. McNaught, Defendant.


Brief of plaintiff.  The State of Kansas versus Lawson Cook

Brief of plaintiff. The State of Kansas versus Lawson Cook
Creator: Kansas. Supreme Court
Date: 1880s
A Brief of Plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. The State of Kansas, plaintiff, versus Lawson Cook, Defendant. Lawson Cook was convicted in Wyandotte county of selling intoxicating liquors unlawfully. He felt as if he was mistreated by that court and appealed to the Supreme Court for a higher ruling.


Capitol, Topeka, Kansas

Capitol, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows the capitol in Topeka, Kansas. It is located on twenty acres of land, once owned by Cyrus K. Holliday. Work on the structure began on October 17, 1866, when the cornerstone was laid for the east wing. Thirty-seven years later the statehouse, an example of French Renaissance architecture and Corinthian details, was competed at a total cost of $3,200,588.92. The office for the governor, the chambers for the Kansas House of Representatives and the Senate, and the Kansas Supreme Court were all located in this building for a number of years.


Court Speaks

Court Speaks
Creator: Topeka State Journal
Date: February 25, 1893
This front page of the Topeka State Journal includes the article related to the Kansas Supreme Court's decision to recognize the Republican House over the Populist House as the legally elected representative body in the state.


Daniel Mulford Valentine

Daniel Mulford Valentine
Creator: Leonard's Gallery
Date: Between 1861 and 1868
This sepia colored photograph shows Daniel Mulford Valentine, 1830-1907. A native of Kirkwood, Ohio he migrated to Leavenworth, Kansas and later to Franklin County, Kansas to practice law. He was elected in 1861 to the Kansas House of Representatives and to the Kansas Senate in 1862. After his legislative career, Valentine was elected in 1864 as a judge to the Fourth Judicial District. He was later elected in 1868 to serve as associate justice to the Kansas Supreme Court. Valentine was re-elected to three terms on the bench until his term expired in1893. On August 5, 1907, Daniel Mulford Valentine passed away at his home in Topeka, Kansas. He was seventy-seven years old.


David J. Brewer and C. B. Brace to William Kincaid

David J. Brewer and C. B. Brace to William Kincaid
Creator: Brewer, David J. (David Josiah), 1837-1910
Date: July 25, 1870
A letter written by David J. Brewer and C. B. Brace, Leavenworth, Kansas, to Reverend William Kincaid, minister of the Congregational Church in Rushville, New York, encouraging him to become the minister of the First Congregational Church in Leavenworth, Kansas. The letter describes the church and invites Rev. Kincaid to spend time with the congregation. He accepted the position and served from the fall of 1870 through January, 1876. Brewer was a lawyer. During his distinguished legal career, he was a Kansas Supreme Court Justice,1871 - 1884, United States Circuit Court Justice, 1884 - 1889, and United States Supreme Court Justice, 1889 - 1910.


David Josiah Brewer, Kansas Supreme Court Justice

David Josiah Brewer, Kansas Supreme Court Justice
Creator: Bell, Charles Milton
Date: between 1871 and 1884
Portrait of David Josiah Brewer, Kansas Supreme Court Justice,1871 - 1884, United States Circuit Court Justice, 1884 - 1889, and United States Supreme Court Justice, 1889 - 1910.


David Josiah Brewer, Kansas Supreme Court Justice

David Josiah Brewer, Kansas Supreme Court Justice
Date: between 1884 and 1910
Copy of an original oil painting of David Josiah Brewer, Kansas Supreme Court Justice,1871-1884, United States Circuit Court Justice, 1884 -1889, and United States Supreme Court Justice, 1889 -1910.


Edward Ferdinand Arn

Edward Ferdinand Arn
Creator: Kansas. Dept. of Economic Development
Date: Between 1951 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998). A lawyer and World War II veteran, Arn began his career in politics when he was elected as Attorney General of Kansas from 1947 to 1949. The following year, 1950, he was appointed justice of the Kansas State Supreme Court, (1949-1950). That same year in November, Arn was elected the thirty-second Governor of Kansas and served two terms from 1951 to 1955. During his administration several government agencies were established including the Kansas Turnpike Authority, the State Grain Commission, and the Kansas Veteran's Commission.


Edward Ferdinand Arn

Edward Ferdinand Arn
Creator: Kansas Division of Economic Development
Date: Between 1951 and 1955
This is a black and white photograph of Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998). A lawyer and World War II veteran, Arn began his career in politics when he was elected Attorney General of Kansas from 1947 to 1949. The following year he was appointed justice of the Kansas State Supreme Court from 1949 to 1950. In November of 1950, Arn was elected the thirty-second Governor of Kansas and served two terms from 1951to 1955. During his administration several government agencies were established including the Kansas Turnpike Authority, the State Grain Commission, and the Kansas Veteran's Commission.


Edward Ferdinand Arn

Edward Ferdinand Arn
Date: Between 1951 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998). A lawyer and World War II veteran, Arn began his career in politics when he was elected Attorney General of Kansas from 1949 to 1950. In November 1950, Arn was elected the thirty-second Governor of Kansas and served two term from 1951 to 1955. During his administration several government agencies were established including the Kansas Turnpike Association, the State Grain Commission, and the Kansas Veteran's Commission.


Edward Ray Sloan

Edward Ray Sloan
Date: Between 1931 and 1933
This is a photograph of Edward R. Sloan, 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 and Washburn College law school 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.


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.


Edward Ray Sloan receiving a honorary doctorate of law at Washburn University

Edward Ray Sloan receiving a honorary doctorate of law at Washburn University
Creator: Wolfe's Camera and Photo Shop
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph of Edward R. Sloan receiving a honorary doctorate of law at Washburn University. Dean Sellen is adjusting the hood and Dr. Stauffer, President of Washburn University is presenting the certificate. 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 and Washburn College Law School 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.


Edward Ray and Julia Wright Sloan

Edward Ray and Julia Wright Sloan
Creator: Long, Nelson
Date: January 24, 1906
This is a photograph of Edward Ray and Julia Wright Sloan taken on their wedding day. Edward Ray Sloan later 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.


Frank H. Doster, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1897-1903

Frank H. Doster, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1897-1903
Date: July, 1902
Portrait of Frank H. Doster (b. 1847, d. 1933), who served as the Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court from 1897 to 1903. He was part of the Populist movement in Kansas and later became a socialist.


Frederick (Fred) Lee Hall

Frederick (Fred) Lee Hall
Date: Between January 10, 1955 and January 3, 1957
Photograph of Frederick (Fred) Lee Hall (1916-1970) sitting at his desk when he was governor of Kansas from 1955 to 1957. He resigned on January 3, 1957 to accept an appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court.


Frederick (Fred) Lee Hall

Frederick (Fred) Lee Hall
Date: Between January 10, 1955 and January 03, 1957
Photograph of Frederick Lee Hall (1916-1970), Kansas governor from 1955 to 1957. He resigned on January 3, 1957 when he was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of Kansas.


Frederick Lee Hall

Frederick Lee Hall
Date: 1956
These two black and white photographs show scenes from Fred Hall's re-election campaign in Wichita, Kansas. Hall was the thirty-third governor of Kansas from 1955 to 1957, losing the 1956 gubernatorial primary to challenger Warren W. Shaw. On January 11, 1957 he resigned to accept the appointment as justice of the Kansas Supreme Court until spring 1958 when he stepped down to run for governor. After an unsuccessful run for governor, Hall retired from his political career.


Frederick Lee Hall

Frederick Lee Hall
Creator: Hetzel Photo Lab, Dodge City, Kansas
Date: September 20, 1954
This black and white photograph shows Kansas Lieutenant Governor Fred Lee Hall (1916-1970), campaigning for governor in Dodge City, Kansas. Hall's platform was calling for reform to clean up Topeka, Kansas, similarly to President Eisenhower's efforts to clean up Washington, D. C. In the November general election he defeated his Democratic challenger George Docking to become the thirty-third governor of Kansas, serving from 1955 to 1957. Hall served one term as governor and was unsuccessful in his attempt for a second term. He resigned in the final days of his administration on January 11, 1957 accepting the appointment as justice of the Kansas Supreme Court from 1957 to 1958 before stepping down to run for the governor's office again. After being unsuccessful, he retired from his political career.


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