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Governor John Whitnah Leedy was the 14th Governor of Kansas. He was born near Bellville, Ohio in Richland County to Samuel Keith and Margaret Leedy, the fifth of six children. His parents were members of the Church of the Brethren.

John Whitnah Leedy was the 14th Governor of Kansas. He was born near Bellville, Ohio in Richland County to Samuel Keith and Margaret Leedy, the fifth of six children. His parents were members of the Church of the Brethren. 

 

Time in Office: January 11, 1897 - January 9, 1899

Born: March 8, 1849, Richland County, Pennsylvania.

Died: March 24, 1935, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Populist farmer from Le Roy.

Leedy was one of a very few real farmers among the leaders of the People's Party.

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