Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Beebe, George M., the last secretary and acting governor of Kansas Territory, was born at New Vernon, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1836. He received an academic education, and in 1857 graduated at the Albany Law School. In the spring of 1859 he came to Kansas, located in Doniphan county, and in November of that year he was elected a member of the council in the territorial legislature. He was therefore a member of the legislature which met at Lecompton on Jan. 2, 1860, and which passed the bill abolishing slavery in Kansas. On May 1, 1860, he was appointed territorial secretary, to succeed Hugh S. Walsh, and entered upon his duties on July 1. When Gov. Medary resigned on Dec. 17, 1860, Mr. Beebe became acting governor and continued to act in that capacity until the state government was inaugrated on Feb. 9, 1861, when he was succeeded by Gov. Robinson. In 1863 Mr. Beebe removed to Nevada, where he was appointed collector of internal revenue, but declined. He then went back to New York and became the editor of the Republican Watchman, published at Monticello. In 1874 he was elected to Congress as a Democrat, and was re&emul;lected in 1876. The Kansas State Historical Society has made several efforts to get into correspondence with Mr. Beebe, but for some reason he has persistently declined to answer the letters.

Page 165 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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