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Clay County
Kansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clay County

Index to Locations

  • Clay Center Greenwood Cemetery
  • Wakefield Highland Cemetery


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Davis Vincent (1852-1922) — also known as William D. Vincent — of Clay Center, Clay County, Kan. Born in Kentucky, 1852. U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1897-99. Died in 1922 (age about 70 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Highland Cemetery
    Wakefield, Clay County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Avery (1911-2009) — also known as William H. Avery — of Wakefield, Clay County, Kan. Born in Wakefield, Clay County, Kan., August 11, 1911. Republican. Farmer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1951-55; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1955-65 (1st District 1955-63, 2nd District 1963-65); Governor of Kansas, 1965-67; defeated, 1966; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1968. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Freemasons; Lions. Died in Wakefield, Clay County, Kan., November 4, 2009 (age 98 years, 85 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1940 to Hazel Bowles (1914-2004).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial

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