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This photograph represents Edmund Needham Morrill, 1834-1909, businessman and civil war veteran from Brown County, Kansas. A free state activist and actively involved in the development of Kansas politics, Morrill is elected, in October 1857, to represent Brown and Nemaha counties as a member of the first free state legislature. The start of the Civil War however puts a temporary hold on Morrill's political career. After the war he is elected, in 1872, as a Republican to the Kansas Senate serving District three from Brown County 1873 -1879. Recognized as a notable name in Kansas politics, Morrill is elected, in 1882, to serve in the U.S. Forty-Eighth and later in the Fifty-First Congress, 1883-1891. He accepts the Republican nomination , in 1894, for Kansas governor and is elected in the November election as the thirteenth governor, 1895-1897. Morrill's administration is noted for establishing a board of irrigation and establishing the appellate court process.

Date: between 1872 and 1879

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Item Number: 200082
Call Number: B Morrill, Edmund Needham *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 200082

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