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.


Congressional Representation.—Kansas was first represented as a territory of the United States in the Thirty-third Congress (elected in 1852) by John W. Whitfield, who was elected delegate on Nov. 29, 1854, and served until Aug. 1, 1856, when his seat was declared vacant. He was succeeded in the Thirty-fifth Congress (elected in 1856) by Marcus J. Parrott, who continued to serve as delegate until the admission of Kansas into the Union as a state.

The Thirty-seventh Congress was elected in 1860 for the term beginning on March 4, 1861. Before the commencement of the term, Kansas was admitted into the Union (Jan. 29, 1861,) and became entitled to representation in both branches of the national legislature. Consequently, Gen. James H. Lane and Samuel C. Pomeroy were elected to represent the state in the United States senate, and Martin F. Conway was chosen representative. Since that time the representation has been as follows:

Thirty-eighth Congress (elected 1862)—Senators, James H. Lane and Samuel C. Pomeroy; Representative, A. Carter Wilder.

Thirty-ninth Congress (elected 1864)—Senators, James H. Lane and Samuel C. Pomeroy until the death of Gen. Lane on July 11, 1866, when the vacancy was filled by the appointment of Edmund G. Ross; Representative, Sidney Clarke.

Fortieth Congress (elected 1866)—Senators, Samuel C. Pomeroy and Edmund G. Ross; Representative, Sidney Clarke. The representation was the same in the Forty-first Congress, elected in 1868.

Forty-second Congress (elected 1870)—Senators, Alexander Caldwell and Samuel C. Pomeroy; Representative, David P. Lowe.

Forty-third Congress (elected 1872)—Senators, Alexander Caldwell and John J. Ingalls; Representatives, Stephen A. Cobb, David P. Lowe and William A. Phillips. This was the first Congress in which Kansas had more than one representative in the lower house. Some changes occurred in the senate during the term. Alexander Caldwell resigned on March 24, 1873, and the governor appointed Robert Crozier to fill the vacancy. Mr. Crozier served until James M. Harvey was elected by the legislature, taking his seat on Feb. 12, 1874.

Forty-fourth Congress (elected 1874)—Senators, James M. Harvey and John J. Ingalls; Representatives, William R. Brown, John R. Goodin and William A. Phillips.

Forty-fifth Congress (elected 1876)—Senators, John J. Ingalls and Preston B. Plumb; Representatives, Dudley C. Haskell, William A. Phillips and Thomas Ryan.

Forty-sixth Congress (elected 1878)—Senators, John J. Ingalls and Preston B. Plumb; Representatives, John A. Anderson, Thomas Ryan and Dudley C. Haskell. The representation was the same in the Forty-seventh Congress (elected in 1880).

Forty-eighth Congress (elected in 1882)—Senators, John J. Ingalls and Preston B. Plumb; Representatives, Edward N. Morrill, Samuel R. Peters, John A. Anderson, Thomas Ryan, Lewis Hanback, Bishop W. Perkins and Dudley C. Haskell. Mr. Haskell died on Dec. 16, 1883, and Edward H. Funston was elected for the unexpired term.

Forty-ninth Congress (elected 1884)—Same as in the Forty-eighth Congress after Mr. Funston succeeded Mr. Haskell.

Fiftieth Congress (elected 1886)—Senators, John J. Ingalls and Preston B. Plumb; Representatives, Edward N. Morrill, Samuel R. Peters, John A. Anderson, Thomas Ryan, Erastus J. Turner, Bishop W. Perkins and Edward H. Funston.

Fifty-first Congress (elected 1888)—Senators, John J. Ingalls and Preston B. Plumb; Representatives, Edward N. Morrill, Bishop W. Perkins, John A. Anderson, Samuel R. Peters, Erastus J. Turner, Edward H. Funston and Thomas Ryan. Mr. Ryan resigned before the expiration of the term and was succeeded by Harrison Kelley, who took his seat on Dec. 2, 1889.

Fifty-second Congress (elected 1890)—Senators, Preston B. Plumb and William A. Peffer; Representatives, Case Broderick, B. H. Clover, John Davis, Jeremiah Simpson, Edward H. Funston, John G. Otis and William Baker. Senator Plumb died in office and the governor appointed to succeed him Bishop W. Perkins, who took his seat on Jan. I, 1892.

Fifty-third Congress (elected 1892)—Senators, William A. Peffer and John Martin; Representatives, William Baker, William A. Harris, Charles Curtis, Jeremiah Simpson, Case Broderick, Thomas J. Hudson. John Davis and Edward H. Funston. Mr. Funston's election was successfully contested by Horace L. Moore, who took his seat in the house on Aug. 2, 1894.

Fifty-fourth Congress (elected 1894)—Senators, William A. Peffer and Lucien Baker; Representatives, Richard W. Blue, Orrin L. Miller, Charles Curtis, William Baker, Case Broderick, Snyder S. Kirkpatrick, William A. Calderhead, Chester I. Long.

Fifty-fifth Congress (elected 1896)—Senators, Lucien Baker and William A. Harris; Representatives, Jeremiah D. Botkin, Marion S. Peters, Charles Curtis, N. B. McCormick, Case Broderick, Edwin R. Ridgely, William D. Vincent and Jeremiah Simpson.

Fifty-sixth Congress (elected 1898)—Senators, Lucien Baker and William A. Harris; Representatives, Willis J. Bailey, J. DeWitt Bowersock, James M. Miller, William A. Reeder, Charles Curtis, Edwin R. Ridgely, William A. Calderhead and Chester I. Long.

Fifty-seventh Congress (elected 1900)—Senators, William A. Harris and Joseph R. Burton; Representatives, Charles F. Scott, Charles Curtis, J. DeWitt Bowersock, Alfred M. Jackson, James M. Miller, William A. Calderhead, William A. Reeder and Chester I. Long.

Fifty-eighth Congress (elected 1902)—Senators, Joseph R. Burton and Chester I. Long; Representatives, Charles F. Scott (at large), Charles Curtis, J. DeWitt Bowersock, Philip P. Campbell, James M. Miller, William A. Calderhead, William A. Reeder and Victor Murdock.

Fifty-ninth Congress (elected 1904)—Senators, Chester I. Long and Alfred W. Benson, the latter appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Burton; Representatives, Charles F. Scott, Charles Curtis, J. DeWitt Bowersock, Philip P. Campbell, James M. Miller, William A. Calderhead, William A. Reeder, Victor Murdock.

Sixtieth Congress (elected 1906)—Senators, Chester I. Long and Charles Curtis; Representatives, Daniel R. Anthony, Charles F. Scott, Philip P. Campbell, James M. Miller, William A. Calderhead, William A. Reeder, Edmond H. Madison, Victor Murdock.

Sixty-first Congress (elected 1908)—Senators, Charles Curtis and Joseph L. Bristow; Representatives, Daniel R. Anthony, Charles F. Scott, Philip P. Campbell, James M. Miller, William A. Calderhead, William A. Reeder, Edmond H. Madison, Victor Murdock.

Sixty-second Congress (elected 1910)—Senators, Charles Curtis and Joseph L. Bristow; Representatives, Daniel R. Anthony, Alexander C. Mitchell, Philip P. Campbell, Fred S. Jackson, Rollin R. Rees, I. D. Young, Edmond H. Madison, Victor Murdock.

Pages 401-404 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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VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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