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This photograph, a copy from a daguerreotype, shows George Washington Martin, 1841-1914. Martin migrated to the Kansas Territory in 1857 from Pennsylvania settling in Lecompton, Kansas where he worked with the pro-slavery paper the Lecompton Union, later becoming the National Democrat. Martin continued to establish himself as a newspaper editor and publisher founding the Junction City Union. Actively involved in the community, Martin held several public offices from mayor of Junction City to serving in the Kansas House of Representatives. In 1888 he moved to Kansas City, Kansas, establishing the Daily Gazette newspaper. Martin was the managing editor of the newspaper until 1899 when he is elected secretary of the Kansas Historical Society (KSHS). Martin held this position for fifteen years and was appointed secretary emeritus of KSHS in February 1914. He passed away on March 27, 1914 in Topeka, Kansas.

Date: Between 1850 and 1860

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Item Number: 451571
Call Number: B Martin, George Washington *15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 451571

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