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Edward Wallis Hoch

Edward HochPolitician, governor. Republican. Born: March 17, 1849, Danville, Kentucky. Died: June 1, 1925, Marion, Kansas. Served as 17th Governor of Kansas: January 9, 1905, to January 11, 1909.

Born in Danville, Kentucky, on March 17, 1849, Edward Hoch first moved to Kansas in 1871. Within three years he had settled in Marion where he published the Record and earned a reputation as one of the state's leading journalists. Although a loyal Republican, Hoch split with some of the old party leaders and advocated a number of progressive reforms during the early 1900s. Hoch, a former state legislator, served two eventful terms in the statehouse (1905-1909). He died in Marion on June 1, 1925.

Entry: Hoch, Edward Wallis

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Date Modified: February 2017

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