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Governor Lyman Underwood Humphrey

Lyman Underwood Humphrey was the 11th Governor of Kansas. Originally from Michigan, he moved to Independence Kansas in 1871 where he practiced law and started the South Kansas Tribune newspaper. When Humphrey ran for Governor he won by the largest plurality to that time in Kansas; he won the majority vote in all but two counties.


Time in Office: January 14, 1889 - January 9, 1893

Born: July 25, 1844, Stark County, Ohio.

Died: September 12, 1915, Independence, Kansas.

Republican publisher from Independence.

Humphrey helped found the Commercial Bank of Independence and became the Bank's President and helped reorganize the bank in 1891 as the Commercial National Bank.

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