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This is a photo of Cyrus Leland, Jr. with his family. Front Row (left to right): Mildred Finley, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Finley; Martha Leland Willcockson, Cyrus' sister; Florence Leland Douglas. Middle Row (left to right): Mildred Leland Finley; Judy Leland Hayden; Cyrus Leland Finley, son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Finley; Cyrus Leland, Jr.; Fannie Leland Finley; Back row (left to right): Mildred Finley's husband Harry (was Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oklahoma); Bill Leland (killed in WW I in France); C. V. Norman, husband of Sadie Leland Norman (died in 1897); Florence Evelyn Townsley Leland; Edwin Sherman Leland; G. C. Finley, husband of Fannie Leland Finley. Cyrus Leland, Jr., (1841-1917, was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas legislature in 1865-66 and again in 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican national committee. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of internal revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory, 1889-1893, Leland was named Missouri Valley pension agent by president William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. He was a dominant force in Kansas politics and government, at both the state and national levels. He died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

Date: Between 1910 and 1915

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Item Number: 218788
Call Number: B Leland, Cyrus, Jr. *12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218788

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