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This cabinet card shows Levi C. Hay, (1852-1921), printer and legislator. He came to Kansas in 1886 and settled in Leavenworth, Kansas. A printer by trade, he worked for the Ketcheson & Reeves engravers and printers of Leavenworth. Actively involved in his community, Hay was President of the Leavenworth Typographical Union and later elected in 1888 as vice-president of the International Typographical Union. He also successfully ran on the Republican ticket, in 1888, for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Hay represented the Sixth District of Leavenworth, Kansas, (1889-90). During his one term in the legislature, he served on a number of committees including: Mines and Mining, Manufactures, Cities of First Class, and Printing, which he served as the committees' chairman. His career as a politician came to a close in 1890. Hay left Kansas to accept a position in the United States Government Printing Office in Washington D.C. His tenure with the agency spanned from 1890 to 1905. On January 13, 1921 Levi C. Hay passed away at the age of sixty-nine in Jersey City, New Jersey and was buried on January 15, 1921.

Creator: Martin, T.H.
Date: Between 1888 and 1889

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Item Number: 443193
Call Number: B Hay, L.C. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443193

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