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Governor Jonathan McMillan Davis

Jonathan McMillan Davis was the 22nd Governor of Kansas. Prior to becoming Governor, Davis served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1905 to 1913; and then in the Kansas State Senate from 1915 to 1917.


Time in Office: January 8, 1923 - January 12, 1925

Born: April 26, 1871, Bronson, Kansas.

Died: June 27, 1943, Fort Scott, Kansas.

Democratic stockman and author from Bronson.

"During his tenure, taxes were cut, prohibition and women's suffrage were endorsed, increased funding secured for veteran's pensions, banking procedures were limited, an improved road bill was authorized, utilities were controlled, and the chancellor of the University of Kansas was fired." (Source: Wikipedia)

After leaving the office, Davis was arrested and tried twice for Bribery but was acquitted.

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