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Arkansas City residents to Governor Willis Bailey

Arkansas City residents to Governor Willis Bailey
Creator: Commercial Club of Arkansas City
Date: March 17, 1903
Community residents and members of the Commercial Club of Arkansas City send a resolution to Governor Bailey recommending the retention of ex-attorney General Goddard in the case of Kansas vs Colorado now pending in the United States Supreme Court.


Invitation, ticket, and program  for Governor Willis Joshua Bailey's inaugural

Invitation, ticket, and program for Governor Willis Joshua Bailey's inaugural
Date: 1903
Here is an invitation, ticket, and program from Governor Willis Joshua Bailey's inauguration held at the auditorium in Topeka, Kansas. In 1902, Bailey, a Republican, was elected Governor of Kansas and he served from 1903 to 1905.


J. G. Rudy to Governor Joshua Bailey

J. G. Rudy to Governor Joshua Bailey
Creator: Rudy, J. G.
Date: June 8, 1903
The County Clerk of Johnson County, J. G. Rudy of Olathe, writes Governor Joshua Bailey, of Topeka, regarding the Johnson County Commission's efforts to aid victims of the Kansas River flood. The letter describes the townships most affected by the flood and initial rescue efforts by boat. Mr. Rudy discusses efforts to distribute provisions, including actions taken by the County Commission and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company.


Willis Joshua Bailey

Willis Joshua Bailey
Creator: Rudolph, H. W.
Date: January 28, 1915
This black and white photograph shows Willis Joshua Bailey (1854-1932), a U.S. House of Representative from Kansas and the sixteenth Governor of Kansas. Bailey's first political office was in the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican of Nemaha County from 1889 to 1890. After his term he later served on the Kansas State Board of Agriculture from1895 to 1899. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the forty-sixth district from 1899 to 1901. In the fall of 1902 Bailey was elected as the sixteenth Governor of Kansas holding office from 1903 to 1905. In 1914, after his term as governor, he was appointed as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Missouri. On May 19, 2932 he passed away in Mission Hills, Johnson County, Kansas at the age of seventy-eight.


Willis Joshua Bailey

Willis Joshua Bailey
Creator: Snyder
Date: Between 1903 and 1905
This photograph shows Willis Joshua Bailey (1854-1932), a U.S. House of Representative from Kansas and the sixteenth Governor of Kansas. Bailey's first political office was in the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican of Nemaha County from 1889 to 1890. After his term he later served on the Kansas State Board of Agriculture from1895 to 1899. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the forty-sixth district 1899 to 1901. In the fall of 1902 Bailey was elected as the sixteenth Governor of Kansas holding office from 1903 to 1905. In 1914, after his term as governor, he was appointed as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Missouri. On May 19, 1932 he passed away in Mission Hills, Johnson County, Kansas at the age of seventy-eight.


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