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William E. Stanley

Politician, governor. Republican. Born: December 28, 1844, Knox County, Ohio. Died: October 13, 1910, Wichita, Kansas. Served as 15th Governor of Kansas: January 9, 1899, to January 12, 1903.

William StanleyWilliam E. Stanley, the first governor to live in the state's executive mansion at Eighth and Buchanan, left his native Ohio and settled in Jefferson County, Kansas, in 1870. After leaving the governor's office in 1903 , he unsuccessfully sought election to the U. S. Senate. He died in Wichita on October 13, 1910.

Entry: Stanley, William E.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: March 2016

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