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Geary County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Geary County

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  • Junction City Highland Cemetery

    Highland Cemetery
    Junction City, Geary County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Madison Harvey (1833-1894) — also known as James M. Harvey — of Fort Riley, Geary County, Kan.; Vinton, Cowley County, Kan. Born near Salt Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, Va. (now W.Va.), September 21, 1833. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1865-66; member of Kansas state senate, 1867-68; Governor of Kansas, 1869-73; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1874-77. Died near Junction City, Geary County, Kan., April 15, 1894 (age 60 years, 206 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: James Madison
      Harvey County, Kan. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Alexander Anderson (1834-1892) — also known as John A. Anderson — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan. Born near Pigeon Creek, Washington County, Pa., June 26, 1834. Republican. U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1879-91 (1st District 1879-85, 5th District 1885-91); U.S. Diplomatic Agent to Egypt, 1891-92. Died in England, May 18, 1892 (age 57 years, 327 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
    Harrison Ray Anderson Harrison Ray Anderson (1893-1979) — also known as Harrison R. Anderson — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Kansas, January 24, 1893. Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 1928-61; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1944 ; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1952, 1956. Presbyterian. Died in Santa Barbara County, Calif., October 18, 1979 (age 86 years, 267 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Byers Anderson (1865-1946) and Josephine (Ferguson) Anderson (1865-1943); married to Margaret Blanchard (1893-1975).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wilmington (N.C.) Morning Sun, February 27, 1950

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