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Quaker Politicians in Kansas
(Religious Society of Friends)

Arthur Capper Arthur Capper (1865-1951) — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Garnett, Anderson County, Kan., July 14, 1865. Republican. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936; Governor of Kansas, 1915-19; defeated, 1912; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1919-49. Quaker. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows; Elks; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Anti-Saloon League. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., December 19, 1951 (age 86 years, 158 days). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Capper and Isabella (McGrew) Capper; married, December 1, 1892, to Florence Crawford (daughter of Samuel Johnson Crawford (1835-1913)).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Review of Reviews, February 1922
Walter R. Stubbs Walter Roscoe Stubbs (1858-1929) — also known as W. R. Stubbs — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born near Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., November 7, 1858. Republican. Rancher; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1903-07; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1905-06; Kansas Republican state chair, 1904-08; Governor of Kansas, 1909-13; defeated in primary, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1912. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died, after a short illness and some heart trouble, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 25, 1929 (age 70 years, 138 days). Interment at Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Stubbs and Esther (Bailey) Stubbs; married 1886 to Stella Hostettler.
  Cross-reference: John S. Dawson
  Image source: McClure's Magazine, April 1912
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