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James Madison Harvey

Politician, governor. Republican. Born: September 21, 1833, Salt Sulphur Springs, Virginia (now West Virginia). Died: April 15, 1894. Served in U.S. Senate: January 11, 1869, to January 13, 1873. Served as 5th Governor of Kansas: January 11, 1869, to January 13, 1873.

James Madison HarveyJames M. Harvey succeeded Robert Crozier as U.S. Senator. Harvey moved to Kansas in 1859 at age 26. A farmer and land surveyor by occupation, Harvey located in Riley County. After the Civil War, he served in the legislature and became the state's fifth governor in 1869. Harvey returned to his native Virginia during the 1880s but after a few years moved back to Vinton where he died on April 15, 1894.

Entry: Harvey, James Madison

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Modified: March 2016

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