Earl Akers

EARL AKERS, treasurer of the State of Kansas, is a native of Vermilion County, Illinois, and was brought to the Sunflower State when six years of age.

He had a public school education, and for many years was editor of the Stafford Republican. During 1911 he was chief clerk of the House of Representatives and in 1912 was executive secretary to Governor Stubbs. Mr. Akers in 1912 was elected state treasurer and was re-elected in 1914, his present term expiring in 1917. He is cashier of The Kansas Reserve State Bank at Topeka, president of the Citizens State Bank at Argonia, Kansas; treasurer of the Beggs Motor Car Company (a new million dollar manufacturing plant) at Kansas City, Missouri, now forming and interested in numerous banks and other financial institutions in Kansas.

A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed by students from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, November, 1997.
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