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Walter R. Stubbs

Politician, governor. Republican. Born: November 7, 1858, Wayne County, Indiana. Died: March 25, 1929, Topeka, Kansas. Served as 18th Governor of Kansas: January 11, 1909, to January 13, 1913.

Walter StubbsWalter Roscoe Stubbs was born in Wayne County, Indiana, on November 7, 1858. At the age of 11 he moved to Douglas County with his family. Stubbs built a very successful railroad construction business and was a millionaire before he became involved in state politics. Soon after he entered the state legislature in 1902, Stubbs emerged as the dominant leader of the progressive wing of the Republican Party. Near the end of his second term as governor, Stubbs won his party's nomination for the U. S. Senate but lost the general election in November 1912. The former governor died in Topeka on March 25, 1929.

Entry: Stubbs, Walter R.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Modified: March 2016

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