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William Peffer

(1831-1912)

  • Established law practice in Fredonia in 1870 and edited Fredonia Journal
  • State senator from 1874-1876
  • Relocated to Coffeyville and edited Coffeyville Journal
  • Launched Populist publication Kansas Farmer
  • First Populist U.S. senator, 1891-1897

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