Transcribed from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Lappin, Samuel, at one time prominent in Kansas political affairs, was born in Ohio about 1831. He came to Kansas soon after the territory was organized, and in 1855 was appointed register of deeds for Nemaha county. He was a member of the first state senate in 1861-62, and subsequently served in the lower house of the state legislature. On Nov. 26, 1862, he was appointed assistant quartermaster in the Union army and served in that capacity until mustered out on Sept. 20, 1865. He was elected state treasurer in 1874 and served until Dec., 1875, when he was asked to resign on account of certain irregularities in his office. On Dec. 21, 1875, a suit was filed against him for "forgery, counterfeiting and embezzlement," and on Jan. 13, 1876, he was arrested in Chicago, Ill. The following July he managed to escape from the jail and went to South America. He returned to the United States in 1880; was recognized in Washington Territory, and on Oct. 23, 1884, was brought back to Kansas for trial. The claims of the state were finally satisfied through the sale of Mr. Lappin's property, and on Dec. 24, 1885, the case was dismissed. Mr. Lappin then again took up his residence at Seneca, Nemaha county, but later removed to La Center, Wash., where he died on Aug. 4, 1892.

Page 105 from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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