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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
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.


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.


Report of the case of Doolittle and Schanbacher railroad strike 1885

Report of the case of Doolittle and Schanbacher railroad strike 1885
Creator: Missouri Pacific Railway Company
Date: March 25, 1885
John Brown, general solicitor of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company, sends Governor John Martin a copy of the report and federal court opinion for the case of Doolittle and Schanbacher, leaders in the railroad strike at Hannibal, Missouri. Doolittle and Schanbacher were charged and convicted with interfering with railroad property and intimidating other employees during the Missouri Pacific Railway strike.


Walter Augustus Huxman

Walter Augustus Huxman
Date: 1938
This black and white photograph shows Walter A. Huxman with a group of women from the Kansas Democratic Party. He established his career as a public official by serving as Reno County's assistant attorney from 1915 to 1919, and later as the city attorney of Hutchinson, Kansas from 1919 to 1921. In 1936, Huxman was nominated and elected as the Democratic governor of Kansas. Failing to be re-elected for a second term, he left office on January 9, 1939. On April 24, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Huxman to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth District. He held this position until stepping down in 1962.


Walter Augustus Huxman

Walter Augustus Huxman
Creator: Goldberg Studios
Date: Between 1937 and 1939
This sepia colored photograph shows Walter Augustus Huxman (1887-1972). He established his career as a public official by serving as Reno County's assistant attorney from 1915 to 1919, and later the city attorney of Hutchinson, Kansas from 1919 to 1921. Elected on November 3, 1936, as the twenty-seventh governor of Kansas, he served one term from 1937 to 1939. Failing to be reelected, Huxman was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth District. He held this position until stepping down in 1962.


William Cather Hook

William Cather Hook
Date: Between 1900 and 1903
This is a portrait of William Cather Hook, who was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, on September 24, 1857, the son of Enos and Elizabeth (Inghram) Hook. The family came west and in 1867. They settled in Leavenworth, which became the family's permanent home. William Hook graduated from Leavenworth High School and then studied in the law office of Clough and Wheat. He later studied at St. Louis Law School, Law Department of Washington University, and graduated in 1878. After graduation, Hook became a member of the Lucian Baker law firm in Leavenworth. When Mr. Baker was elected to the United States Senate, the law firm of Baker, Hook and Atwood was formed. In 1899 William Hook was appointed United States District Judge for the District of Kansas. He was advanced to the bench of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1903, appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt. Judge Hook remained on the federal bench until his death on August 11, 1921.


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