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These letters are written by Howel Jones and pulled from the Howel Jones and Ross Burns Collection. The letters are addressed to Charles Curtis who was a friend of Howel's and employed him as his campaign manager. Charles Curtis was born January 25, 1860, in North Topeka, Kansas. He was descended from White Plume, chief of the Kaw Tribe, and Louis Pappan, one of the original settlers of North Topeka. He served as County Attorney from 1884-1889. In 1892, he was elected to the House of Representatives; he served in that body until his election to the Senate in 1907. He continued to serve in the Senate until his election to the vice-presidency under Herbert Hoover in 1928. He was the first Native American to be elected to national office. Howel Jones was a railroad officer; attorney; friend and senatorial campaign manager of Charles Curtis. His father-in-law is Ross Burns, who served in the Civil War in Battery A, 2nd Regiment of the Kansas State Militia.

Date: 1896-1928

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Howel Jones' letters to Charles Curtis - 1 December 04, 1896

Item Number: 473259
Call Number: Howel Jones and Ross Burns Collection, Series 8, Box 20
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 473259

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