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Governor Walter R. Stubbs

Walter Roscoe Stubbs was the 18th Governor of the state of Kansas.


Time in Office: January 11, 1909 - January 13, 1913

Born: November 7, 1858, Richmond, Virginia.

Died: March 25, 1929, Topeka, Kansas.

Republican contractor from Lawrence (He built a very successful railroad construction business). 

Member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1903-1908 and was the dominant leader of the progressive wing of the Republican Party in Kansas from 1904 to 1908.

He was the Kansas Speaker of the House from 1905 to 1906 

During his administration, in March 1911, Kansas enacted the nation's first state blue sky law.

The election of 1908 was the first in Kansas to include a primary election where the public participated in selecting their party's nominee.

It was during his administration that President Theodore Roosevelt gave his Osawatomie Speech

Stubbs wrote a book about Prohibition in Kansas 

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