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Governor William Avery interview

Governor William Avery interview
Creator: Beatty, Bob, 1966-
Date: December 5, 2003
Click the thumbnail images below to play clips of Kansas Governor William Avery discussing his experience as governor of Kansas from January 11, 1965 to January 9, 1967. Bob Beatty, Political Science Department, Washburn University, conducts the interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, Dr. Bob Beatty and Washburn University, 2005. A complete transcript of the interview is available by clicking Text Version below. The interview is the basis for Beatty's article "'You have to like people': A Conversation with Former Governor William H. Avery," Kansas History, v30 (Spring 2007/2008).


Governors William Henry Avery, Kathleen Sebelius, John Anderson Jr., and John Michael Hayden

Governors William Henry Avery, Kathleen Sebelius, John Anderson Jr., and John Michael Hayden
Date: May 18, 2005
This photograph represents Kansas Governors William Henry Avery, Kathleen Sebelius, John Anderson Jr., and Mike Hayden.


H.W. Avery House, Clay County, Kansas

H.W. Avery House, Clay County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Herman W. Avery's two-story red brick house with green Spanish tiles in Clay County, Kansas. When the Avery family first acquired the 1,000 acres of land it was used for raising Percheron draft horses, later becoming a feed and livestock operation. In 1964, the house and surrounding buildings were dismantled to make way for the Milford Reservoir on the Republican River. Some years later William H. Avery, former Governor of Kansas and son of Herman W., returned to the family farm to build a home on the remaining land.


H. W. Avery farm, Clay County

H. W. Avery farm, Clay County
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This sepia colored photograph shows the Herman W. Avery farm in Clay County, Kansas. When the Avery family first acquired the 1,000 acres of land it was used for raising Percheron draft horses, later becoming a feed and livestock operation. In 1964, the house and surrounding buildings were dismantled to make way for the Milford Reservoir on the Republican River. Some years later William H. Avery, former Governor of Kansas and son of Herman W., returned to the family farm to build a home on the remaining land.


H.W. Avery farm, Clay County, Kansas

H.W. Avery farm, Clay County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows the Herman W. Avery farm in Clay County, Kansas. When the Avery family first acquired the 1,000 acres of land it was used for raising Percheron draft horses, later becoming a feed and livestock operation. In 1964, the house and surrounding buildings were dismantled to make way for the Milford Reservoir on the Republican River. Some years later William H. Avery, former Governor of Kansas and son of Herman W., returned to the family farm to build a home on the remaining land.


H.W. Avery farm Clay County,Kansas

H.W. Avery farm Clay County,Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Herman W. Avery farm in Clay County, Kansas. When the Avery family first acquired the 1,000 acres of land it was used for raising Percheron draft horses, later becoming a feed and livestock operation. In 1964, the house and surrounding buildings were dismantled to make way for the Milford Reservoir on the Republican River. Some years later William H. Avery, former Governor of Kansas and son of Herman W., returned to the family farm to build a home on the remaining land.


H.W. Avery farm, Clay County, Kansas

H.W. Avery farm, Clay County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900s and 1920s
This black and white photograph shows a view of a neatly cut and stacked woodpile on the Herman W. Avery farm in Clay County, Kansas. When the Avery family first acquired the 1,000 acres of land it was used for raising Percheron draft horses, later becoming a feed and livestock operation. In 1964, the house and surrounding buildings were dismantled to make way for the Milford Reservoir on the Republican River. Some years later William H. Avery, former Governor of Kansas and son of Herman W., returned to the family farm to build a home on the remaining land.


Kansas Congressional Delegation

Kansas Congressional Delegation
Date: Between 1955 and 1958
A formal pose depicting the Kansas Congressional Delegation in Washington D.C. The gentleman are identified as the following from left to right: U.S. House of Representative from the first district William H. Avery, U.S. Senator Frank Carlson, U.S. House of Representative from the second district Errett Power Scrivner, U.S. House of Representative from the fourth district Edward H. Rees, U.S. Senator Andrew F. Schoeppel, U.S. House of Representative from the fifth district Clifford Ragsdale Hope, U.S. House of Representative from the sixth district Wint Mankato Smith, and U.S. House of Representative from the third district Myron Virgil George.


Kansas congressional delegation, Washington, D.C.

Kansas congressional delegation, Washington, D.C.
Date: Between 1955 and 1958
This black and white photograph shows the Kansas Congressional Delegation and military personal on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. The delegation are identified from the first row left to right: U.S. Senator Andrew F. Schoeppel, House of Representative from the first district William H. Avery, and U.S. Senator Frank Carlson. Second row left to right: U.S. House of Representative from the third district Myron Virgil George, U.S. House of Representative from the fourth district Edward H. Rees, U.S. House of Representative from the fifth district Clifford Ragsdale Hope, and U.S. House of Representative from the second district Errett Power Scrivner. Back row in the center, U.S. House of Representative from the sixth district Wint Mankato Smith.


Richard Dean Rogers and William Avery

Richard Dean Rogers and William Avery
Date: 1960
A photograph of Richard Dean Rogers, GOP Chairman, and United States Representative William Avery at a Republican party function.


William Avery at a GOP rally in Onaga, Kansas

William Avery at a GOP rally in Onaga, Kansas
Creator: Harvey, John
Date: Between 1957 and 1961
Here are two photographs showing Kansas Congressman William Avery with a young elephant at a GOP (Grand Old Republic) rally in Onaga, Kansas. Avery, a Republican from Wakefield, served in the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1963, and Kansas Governor from January 11, 1965, to January 9, 1967.


William Avery for Governor

William Avery for Governor
Date: 1964
A 1964 campaign brochure that features William Avery's image and the slogan "AHEAD WITH AVERY- REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR". Additional information is provided about Avery's family life, voting record in Congress, and the real issues that concerned Kansans in the 1960s.


William Henry Avery

William Henry Avery
Creator: Miller of Washington
Date: Between 1965 and 1967
A portrait of William Henry Avery. Avery was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas. He graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.


William Henry Avery

William Henry Avery
Date: May 2005
Nine photographs of William Henry Avery riding a motorcycle driven by Doug Horner in Wakefield, Kansas. Horner gave William Avery a ride home from the post office.


William Henry Avery

William Henry Avery
Date: 1965
A portrait of Governor William Henry Avery seated at his desk in the Kansas Capitol. He was born August 11, 1911 near Wakefield, Kansas, and graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.


William Henry Avery

William Henry Avery
Creator: Harris & Ewing
Date: 1965
A portrait of William Henry Avery, born August 11, 1911, near Wakefield, Kansas. He graduated from Wakefield High School and the University of Kansas. A Republican, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.


William Henry Avery

William Henry Avery
Date: Between 1957 and 1967
A portrait of William Henry Avery who was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives from 1951 to 1955, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955 to 1965. In 1964, he was elected the thirty-seventh Governor of Kansas 1965-1967.


William Henry Avery and Sharon Avery

William Henry Avery and Sharon Avery
Date: June 2005
A photograph of William Henry Avery and Sharon Avery his daughter-in-law. William Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1950 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served until 1964. During his 10 years in Congress, he served on numerous committees. In 1964, Avery was elected the 37th governor of Kansas. He served one term as governor, losing a re-election bid to Robert Docking in 1966. After an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, Avery returned to private life.


Wm. H. "Bill" Avery

Wm. H. "Bill" Avery
Date: Between 1951 and 1965
An elephant shape campaign card promoting the re-election of William Henry "Bill" Avery to Congress. As a congressman, Avery served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1951 to 1955 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955 to 1965. In 1964, he was elected the thirty- seventh Governor of Kansas 1965-1967.


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