Lewis Hanback

LEWIS HANBACK was born at Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, in 1839, and it was in that state that he rose from a private in the Tenth Illinois Infantry to brigade inspector on the staff of Col. G. W. Roberts, and was identified with the Fourth Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland. At the close of the war he entered the law school at Albany, New York, but soon returned to Illinois, and immediately after his marriage in 1865 came to Topeka, Kansas. In 1868 Mr. Hanback was elected probate judge of Shawnee County and held that position for four years. He was assistant clerk of the State House of Representatives in 1876, and assistant secretary of the Senate in 1877. In March, 1877, he was appointed assistant United States attorney for the district of Kansas and held the position for two years, when he was appointed receiver of public moneys at Salina, Kansas. This position he held until he was elected to Congress as representative at large as a republican in 1882. He was re-elected in 1884. Mr. Hanback died at Armourdale, Kansas, September 9, 1897.


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 October, 1997.
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