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John St. John newspaper clippings

 Collection — Volume: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS C76


John Pierce St. John served as the eighth governor of Kansas from 1879-1882. The volumes in this collection are compilations of various newspaper clippings and political cartoons documenting St. John's career after he left the office of governor. Also included is an obituary for Susan Jane St. John, his second wife and founder of the Ladies Reading Circle in Olathe, Kansas. These items were apparently collected by Mrs. Anna Champe of Garnett, Kansas.


  • Creation: 1899?-1925


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Biography of John Pierce St. John

John Pierce St. John served as the eighth governor of Kansas from 1879-1882. An avowed opponent of liquor, he strongly supported legislative action to provide constitutional prohibition for Kansas. He served two terms as Governor and was defeated in his bid for re-election to a third term in 1882 by the Democratic candidate, George W. Glick. In 1884, St. John was nominated as the Prohibition Party's presidential candidate. Although defeated by Grover Cleveland, his campaign had an influential impact on the voting. After this defeat he continued to travel on behalf of prohibition although his formal ties to the Prohibition Party ended in 1896.


2 Volumes : Mounted newspaper clippings. ; Volumes measure 24 cm tall.

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Processing Information

Transferred from Kb H2 Sa 23c.

Guide to the John P. St. John Collection
Newspaper Clippings
Finding aid prepared by jss, October 1982. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
John P. St. John Collection, RH MS C76, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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