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Governor John Pierce St. John

John Pierce St. John was the eighth Governor of Kansas and a candidate for President of the United States in 1884.


Time in Office: January 13, 1879 - January 8, 1883

Born: February 25, 1833, Brookfield, Indiana.

Died: August 31, 1916, Olathe, Kansas.

Republican lawyer from Olathe.

He was the first Kansas Governor to run for President of the United States, as the Prohibition Party's candidate.

St. John also helped create the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association during the Great Exodusters movement to Kansas in 1879.

The city of St. John, Kansas, is named after him.

Kansas became a "dry State" during his administration.

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