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.


Madison, Edmond H., lawyer and member of Congress, was born at Plymouth, Hancock county, Ill., Dec. 18, 1865, a son of James W. and Frances (Doty) Madison. He was educated in the common schools and at the age of eighteen years began teaching. In 1885 he went to Wichita, Kan., where he studied law in the office of G. W. C. Jones, and in 1888 was admitted to the bar. The same year he was elected county attorney of Ford county, which office he held for two terms, On Jan. 1, 1900, he was appointed judge of the 31st judicial district and served in that capacity until Sept. 17, 1906, when he resigned to enter the race for Congress. He was elected as the representative of the 7th Congressional district that year, reëlected in 1908 and again in 1910, but died suddenly from apoplexy while seated at the breakfast table on the morning of Sept. 18, 1911, before completing his third term. While in Congress Mr. Madison was a stanch supporter of President Roosevelt's policies and was a member of the committee to settle the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy. Mr. Madison was twice married. On Nov. 5, 1885, he was united in marriage at Wichita with Miss Lillie Vance. She died at Topeka on Nov. 9, 1899, and on Dec. 12, 1900, he married Miss Lou Vance of Oklahoma City, Okla., who survives him. Judge Madison belonged to that class of young Republicans who were so active in Kansas politics during the years immediately preceding his death. He was president of the Kansas League of Republican clubs in 1896-97, was an active member of the Sons of Veterans; was frequently called upon to serve as delegate to conventions, and his services were in great demand as a campaign orator.

Page 211 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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INTRODUCTION

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VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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