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Compiled by Rita Haley, Sherri Schulte, Donna Copeland, Bill Sowers and Lois Delfelder.
Please direct comments, additions, corrections to: Bill Sowers, ksdocs@library.ks.gov


Name: Greg A. Packer
Born: February 19, 1963
Died:
Occupation: Business Owner
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 51
Chamber: House 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Notes:
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Name: Willard Wilber Padgett
Born: November 16, 1855 in Ohio.
Died: March 11, 1936 in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Republican
District: 21
Chamber: House 1907, SS1908
Notes: Married June 22, 1882 to Laura Amelia Wood. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Fort Scott, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---LDS International Genealogical Index.

2)---1910 U.S. census Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.



Name: Alfred B. Page
Born: September 25, 1913
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 34
Chamber: House 1947, 1949
Notes:
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Name: Daniel Hussey Page
Born: April 13, 1834 in Rochester, New Hampshire.
Died: April 17, 1906 in Texas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: McPherson
Town: Lindsborg
Party: Independent
District: 78
Chamber: House 1876
Notes: Married to Margaret Jane Combs. Buried in Higgins Cemetery, Higgins, Lipscomb County, Texas. Served in Civil War in Company G. 15th Regiment, Kansas Militia.
Source material:

1)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com.

2)---Lipscomb County Texas GenWeb web site.



Name: Forrest R. Page
Born: about 1831 in New Hampshire.
Died: 1878
Occupation: Farmer
County: Lyon
Town: Neosho Rapids
Party: Republican
District: 65
Chamber: House 1863, 1865, 1871
Notes: Spouse's name listed as Hannah.
Source material:

1)---1870 U.S. census Jackson Township, Lyon County, Kansas.

2)---Obituary, Emporia Ledger August 8, 1878.



Name: Robert Miller Painter
Born: July 4, 1845 in Van Buren County, Iowa.
Died: March 31, 1925 in Meade, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Meade
Town: Meade
Party: Republican
District: 123
Chamber: House 1895
Notes: Grew up in Keokuk, Iowa where he worked under Mark Twain, whom he corresponded with throuout his life. Married Emily Elizabeth Hackworth January 1, 1870. Came to Kansas from Colorado in 1884. Commanding Officer of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) for Kansas in 1916. Buried in Graceland Cemetery, Meade, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---1900 and 1910 U.S. censuses Sand Creek Township, Meade County, Kansas.

2)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com (Painter's of Meade, Kansas web page).



Name: William H. Painter
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Meade
Town: Meade
Party: Republican
District: 122
Chamber: House 1963, 1964, SS1964, 1965, 1966, SS1966
Notes:
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Name: Louis Palenske
Born: January 3, 1858 near Alma, Kansas.
Died: August 18, 1943 in Alma, Kansas.
Occupation: Banker
County: Wabaunsee
Town: Alma
Party: Democrat
District: 46
Chamber: House 1897, 1898
Notes: Married January 7, 1883 to Emma Thoes, they had four children. Buried in Alma City, Cemetery, Alma, Wabaunwee County, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897 (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1897).



Name: Charles Huston Palmer
Born: August 6, 1878 in Missouri.
Died: February 6 or 16, 1965
Occupation: Railroad employee
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Republican
District: 24
Chamber: House 1929, SS1930, 1931, 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936
Notes: Married twice, first spouse, Emma L. Terry, and second spouse, Melissa Travis.
Source material:

1)---1920 U.S. census Parsons, Labette County, Kansas.

2)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com.



Name: David Lindley Palmer
Born: March 22, 1833 in Pennsylvania.
Died: April 17, 1925
Occupation: Attorney
County: Jewell
Town: Jewell City
Party: Republican
District: 88
Chamber: House 1875
District: 109
Chamber: House 1877
Notes: Married October 17, 1858 to Dulcina Melissa Gray.
Source material:

1)---1880 U.S. census Jewell City, Jewell County, Kansas.

2)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com.



Name: L. G. Palmer
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party:
District: 38
Chamber: House 1872
Notes:
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Name: Luther R. Palmer
Born: January 19, 1819 in Chatham, Columbia County, New York.
Died: March 29, 1883 in St. Marys, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, Physician, Druggist
County: Pottawatomie
Town: St. Marys
Party: Republican
District: 5
Chamber: Senate 1873, 1874, SS1874
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1850. Member of Kansas Territorial Legislature. Participated in the 1859 Wyandotte Constitutional Convention. Spouse's name listed as Amelia E.
Source material:

1)---1870 and 1880 U.S. censuses St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

2)---William Cutler's History of Kansas (1883), Pottawatomie County section.



Name: Marcellus A. Palmer
Born: July 8, 1837 in Washington County, Ohio.
Died: June 12, 1921 in Leon, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Butler
Town: El Dorado
Party: Republican
District: 90
Chamber: House 1877
Notes: Married January 22, 1865 to Susan Catherine berry.
Source material:

1)---1880 and 1900 U.S. censuses Little Walnut Township, Butler County, Kansas.

2)---LDS International Genealogical Index.



Name: Miles L. Palmer
Born: 1840 in Washington County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation:
County: Miami
Town: Wade
Party: Republican
District: 17
Chamber: House 1889
Notes: Married October 31, 1861 to Mary Jane Flanders.
Source material:

1)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com

2)---LDS International Genealogical Index.



Name: Peggy R. Palmer
Born: July 6, 1945 at Wichita, Kansas
Died:
Occupation: Realtor
County: Butler
Town: Augusta
Party: Republican
District: 77
Chamber: House 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
District: 16
Chamber: Senate 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Notes: Married to Tom Palmer.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: R. E. Palmer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Kickapoo
Party: Democrat
District: 36
Chamber: House 1869
Notes:
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Name: Randall Palmer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Crawford
Town: Pittsburg
Party: Republican
District: 3
Chamber: House 1974, 1975, 1976
Notes: Appointed December 10, 1973, to replace Rees H. Hughes, deceased.
Source material:



Name: Seth E. A. Palmer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Shawnee
Town: Auburn
Party: Abolitionist
District: 42
Chamber: House 1867
Notes:
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Name: Shirley J. Palmer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Retired Teacher
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Democrat
District: 4
Chamber: House 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Notes: Spouse name is Ronald
Source material:

1)---Kansas Legislative Handbook, 2007



Name: J. F. Pancake
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Scott
Town: Scott City
Party: Populist
District: 114
Chamber: House 1893, 1895
Notes:
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Name: John L. Pancoast
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Stevens
Town:
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1887
Notes: Delegate
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Name: George Henry Pannbacker
Born: March 25, 1912 in Hanover, Kansas.
Died: April 17, 1967 in Washington, Kansas.
Occupation: Cattleman, Motel Operator
County: Washington
Town: Washington
Party: Republican
District: 18
Chamber: Senate 1964, SS1964
District: 54
Chamber: House 1965, 1966, SS1966
Notes: Spouse's name listed as Leona Maud Burnett. Appointed to fill unexpired Senate term of Ralph Davison.
Source material:

1)---LDS familysearch.org web site.

2)---"House Resolution No. 1014" Journal of the Kansas House, 1968.



Name: Lillian D. Papay
Born: June 24, 1922
Died: November 23, 2008 in Dimmitt, Texas
Occupation: Business
County:
Town: Great Bend
Party: Republican
District: 33
Chamber: Senate 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Notes:
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Name: James H. Paradise
Born: December 1864 in Missouri.
Died:
Occupation: Miller
County: Anderson
Town: Greeley
Party: Democrat
District: 16
Chamber: House 1923, SS1923
Notes: Spouse's name listed as Ola.
Source material:

1)---1900 U.S. census Stanton Township, Linn County, Kansas.

2)---1920 U.S. census Greeley, Anderson County, Kansas.



Name: James A. Parham
Born: about 1896 in Missouri.
Died:
Occupation: Railroad station agent
County: Wallace
Town: Weskan
Party: Republican
District: 110
Chamber: House 1929, SS1930, 1931
Notes: Spouse's name listed as Mary. Social Security Death Index shows a James A. Parham, born March 10, 1896; died October 15, 1972 with a pension issued by the Railroad Board. Wayne County, Missouri census of 1900 shows an Avery Parham born March, 1896 in Missouri, son of Thomas J. and Sophia Parham.
Source material:

1)---1930 U.S. census Weskan Township, Wallace County, Kansas.



Name: Parker Dudley Parish
Born: March 28, 1852 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri.
Died: August 30, 1934 in Raymond, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Stafford
Town: Hudson
Party: Democrat
District: 82
Chamber: House 1903, SS1903
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1887. Never married. Buried in Hilltop Cemetery, Raymond, Kansas. Cemetery and rootsweb information gives birth year as 1845. Census and State Legislature Handbook info put the birth year as 1852. Also, most of the reference sources list the surname as Parrish. In the Legislative handbook his name appears as Parker Parrish, but in the Sessions Laws his surname is spelled as above with one "r".
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1903. Topeka, Kan. : Geo Crane & Co., 1903.

2)---Rice County KSGenWeb web site.

3)---1900 and 1910 censuses Hayes Township, Stafford County, Kansas.

4)---1920 U.S. census Bell Township, Rice County, Kansas.



Name: Chase E. Parker
Born: about 1824 in Maine.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Brown
Town:
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: House 1866, 1867, 1871
Notes: Spouse listed as Emma H. Dolloff. Chase and C.E. Parker appear to be one in the same, but thus far there is not definite proof, so for the time being the records will remain separate.
Source material:

1)---1880 U.S. census Holmwood Township, Jewell County, Kansas.

2)---1900 U.S. census Courtland Township, Republic County, Kansas.

3)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com.



Name: C. E. Parker
Born: about 1825 in Maine.
Died:
Occupation:
County: Jewell
Town:
Party: Republican
District: 88
Chamber: House 1874, SS1874
Notes: Spouse's name listed as Ellen. Chase and C.E. Parker appear to be one in the same, but thus far there is not definite proof, so for the time being the records will remain separate.

Source material:

1)---1870 U.S. census Walnut Creek, Brown County, Kansas.



Name: Charles G. Parker
Born: May 5, 1821 in Connecticut.
Died:
Occupation:
County: Morris
Town: Council Grove
Party:
District: 69
Chamber: House 1870
Notes: Wagonmaster on the Santa Fe Trail for twenty years. One of the founders of Parkerville in Morris County which was named for him. Married first March 26, 1867 to Charlottie Parker. Married second January 19, 1882 to Mattie Fall. Parker's correct birth date/place is debatable. William Cutler's History of Kansas puts it May 9, 1820 in Manchester, Connecticut. Parker's obituary says the date is May 5, 1820 in Mansfield, Windom County, Connecticut. The above date is what appears on his gravestone in the Parkerville, Kansas , Cemetery.
Source material:

1)---1870 U.S. census, Neosho Township, Morris County, Kansas.

2)---William Cutler's History of Kansas (1883), Morris County section.

3)---"Charles G. Parker: Wagonmaster on the Santa Fe Trail" / by Charles R. Strom (1999).



Name: George J. Parker
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Banker
County:
Town: Latimer
Party: Republican
District: 23
Chamber: Senate 1925, 1927, SS1928
Notes:
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Name: Hiram G. Parker
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Pension attorney
County: Leavenworth
Town: Lansing
Party: Republican
District: 8
Chamber: House 1909
District: 6
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: J. W. Parker
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Johnson
Town: Olathe
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes:
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Name: William Riley Parker
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Doniphan
Town: Iowa Point
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: House 1867
Notes:
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Name: W. W. Parker
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Lyon
Town: Emporia
Party: Republican
District: 24
Chamber: Senate 1925, 1927, SS1928
Notes:
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Name: John Lewis Parkhurst
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Dentist
County: Allen
Town: Humboldt, Iola
Party: Republican
District: 17
Chamber: House 1927, SS1928, 1929, SS1930, 1931
Notes:
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Name: Mark V. Parkinson
Born: June 24, 1957 in Wichita, Kansas
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Johnson
Town: Olathe
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: House 1991, 1992
District: 23
Chamber: Senate 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Notes: Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 2003-2009, assumed governorship of Kansas in 2009, becoming 45th governor of Kansas, in 2009 when Gov. Sebelius became U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Changed parties affiliation to Decocrat in 2006.
Source material:

1) Wikipedia article viewed May, 2009. Governor's website viewed May, 2009.

 



Name: W. L. Parkinson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Franklin
Town: Ottawa
Party: Liberal Republican
District: 18
Chamber: Senate 1875, 1876
Notes:
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Name: Jim Parrish
Born: August 25, 1946 in Great Bend, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Apartment manager, Real estate, Lawyer
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Democrat
District: 58
Chamber: House 1973, 1974
District: 19
Chamber: Senate 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
Notes: Married in 1970 to Elaine Buchele.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, 7th edition. New York: Bowker Co., 1979.



Name: Nancy Parrish
Born: November 9, 1948
Died:
Occupation: Homemaker
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Democrat
District: 19
Chamber: Senate 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Notes: Appointed January, 1980, to replace Jim Parrish, resigned.
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Name: S. C. Parrott
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Thomas
Town: Colby
Party: Democrat
District: 105
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: John Parson
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Atchison
Town: Mt. Pleasant
Party: Democrat
District: 8
Chamber: House 1870
Notes:
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Name: Henry A. Parsons
Born: January 8, 1838 in Manchester, Indiana
Died: February 19, 1925 in Armourdale, Kansas
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Brown
Town: Robinson
Party: Democrat
District: 71
Chamber: House 1877, 1879
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Holcomb, Parsons, Blackford Families website


Name: John R. Parsons
Born: May 2, 1875
Died: February 22, 1942
Occupation: Lawyer, Farmer
County: Trego
Town: Wakeeney
Party: Republican
District: 99
Chamber: House 1941
Notes:
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Name: Roy Parsons
Born: May 4, 1896
Died:
Occupation: Stockman, Farmer
County: Stevens
Town: Hugoton
Party: Democrat
District: 124
Chamber: House 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938, 1939
Notes:
Source material:

1)---The Gateway to the Past website at rootsweb.com


Name: A. L. Patchin
Born: January 5, 1837, in Auburn, New York
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Rooks
Town: Stockton
Party:
District: 35
Chamber: Senate 1881, 1883, SS1884
Notes: Married August 10, 1861 to Julia C. Philes. Served in the Second Minnesota Battery during the Civil War. Came to Stockto, Kansas, in 1875.
Source material:

1)---William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Rooks County section


Name: Davis W. Pate
Born: June 22, 1823, Indiana
Died: April 6, 1883, in Jewell County, Kansas
Occupation:
County: Jewell
Town: Jewell City
Party:
District: 88
Chamber: House 1872
Notes: Married first to Mary Ann Stewart on January 28, 1842. Married second to Sarah A. Snow on October 25, 1860.
Source material:

1)---"Ancestors of Douglas, Eanna, Curtis, and David" website


Name: Albert G. Patrick
Born: May 21, 1824 in Salem, Washington County, Indiana.
Died: February 10, 1903 in Oskaloosa, Kansas.
Occupation: Printer
County: Marshall
Town: Irving
Party: Democrat
District: 15
Chamber: House 1868
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1856.
Source material:

1)---"Biographies of Members of the Free-State Legislature of 1857-1858." found in: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.



Name: Kerry Patrick
Born: March 20, 1954 in Peoria, Ill.
Died:
Occupation: Businessman, Attorney
County: Johnson
Town: Leawood
Party: Republican
District: 28
Chamber: House 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Notes:
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Name: Doug Patterson
Born: June 13, 1948 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Johnson
Town: Leawood
Party: Republican
District: 28
Chamber: House 2002, 2003, 2004
Notes:
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Name: J. J. Patterson
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Atchison
Town:
Party:
District: 2
Chamber: House 1862
Notes:
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Name: Jim Patterson
Born: February 13, 1915 in Merkel, Texas
Died: May 11, 1994 in Independence, Kansas
Occupation: Retired
County: Montgomery
Town: Independence
Party: Republican
District: 8
Chamber: House 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Notes: Married Dorothy Fitch on December 3, 1945.
Source material:

1)---Obit from Topeka Capital Journal 5/14/1994


Name: Marion Patterson
Born: May 11, 1840 in Clarendon, Orleans County, New York
Died: March 21, 1912 in Blue Rapids, Kansas
Occupation: Farmer
County: Marshall
Town: Blue Rapids
Party: Alliance
District: 48
Chamber: House 1891
Notes: Married to Eliza Van Wagoner. Came to Kansas in about 1870. Civil War veteran, 19th Regiment U.S.C.T.
Source material:

1)---Information provided by great great grandson, Kevin West.



Name: Robert T. Patterson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer, Farmer
County: Cherokee
Town: Columbus
Party: Republican
District: 22
Chamber: House 1945
Notes:
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Name: T. D. Patterson
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Sheridan
Town: Hoxie
Party: Republican
District: 108
Chamber: House 1907, SS1908
Notes:
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Name: Edward Patton
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Grant
Town: Appomattox
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1889
Notes: Delegate
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Name: Frank T. Patton
Born: 1843 in Sweetwater, Tennessee.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Barber
Town: Kiowa
Party: Populist
District: 74
Chamber: House 1897
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1883. Resigned before SS1898.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897 (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1897).



Name: James William "Bill" Patton
Born: May 10, 1916 in Hiawatha, Kansas.
Died: April 28, 2003 in Hiawatha, Kansas
Occupation: Banker
County: Brown
Town: Hiawatha
Party: Republican
District: 53
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
Notes: Married March 6, 1943 to Lyla Alice Peterson.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, Second Edition 1969-1970 (R.R. Bowker Company New York and London 1969).


Name: Joe Patton
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 54
Chamber: House 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Spouse name is Cindy
Source material:

1)--- Kansas Legislative Handbook, 2007


Name: William G. Patton
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Chase
Town: Cottonwood Falls
Party: Republican
District: 71
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
Notes:
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Name: Janice L. Pauls
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Reno
Town: Hutchinson
Party: Democrat
District: 102
Chamber: House 2013
Notes: Married to Ron Pauls
Source material:



Name: S. F. Paul
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Marshall
Town: Blue Rapids
Party: Republican
District: 39
Chamber: House 1915, 1917, 1919, SS1919, SS1920
District: 19
Chamber: Senate 1921, 1923, SS1923
Notes:
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Name: Ben S. Paulen
Born: July 14, 1869 in DeWitt County, Ill.
Died: July 11, 1961
Occupation: Banker
County: Wilson
Town: Fredonia
Party: Republican
District: 13
Chamber: Senate 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, SS1919, SS1920
Notes: Lieutenant Governor of Kansas 1923-25. Governor of Kansas 1925-29. U. S. Senator from Kansas 1932
Source material:

1)---http://www.politicalgraveyard.com/


Name: R. S. Pauley
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Marshall
Town: Beattie
Party: Republican
District: 19
Chamber: Senate 1913, 1915
Notes:
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Name: Janice L. Pauls
Born: 1952
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Reno
Town: Hutchinson
Party: Democrat
District: 102
Chamber: House 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Succeeds Donna Whiteman who resigned August 1991. Married to Ronald K. Pauls.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Leo Paulsen
Born: March 18, 1912
Died: February 26, 2001 in Concordia, Kansas
Occupation: Farmer
County: Cloud
Town: Concordia
Party: Republican
District: 61
Chamber: House 1945, 1947, 1949
Notes: Married Donna E. Burton on June 17, 1934.
Source material:

1)---"House Resolution 6013," Journal of the House of Representatives, Kansas Legislature, 2001.



Name: Lorenz Pauly
Born: January 6, 1827 in Adedan, District of Coblenz, Prussia.
Died:
Occupation: Miller
County: Wabaunsee
Town: Alma
Party: Independent
District: 60
Chamber: House 1883, SS1884
Notes: While living in Prussia served in the Prussian Army during the Austro-Purssian War. Came to America in 1856. Came to Kansas in 1857.
Source material:

1)---Online biography found in History of the State of Kansas (Wabaunsee County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.



Name: Frank F. Pawling
Born: 1849
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Bourbon
Town: Fulton
Party: Republican
District: 22
Chamber: House 1905
Notes:
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Name: David Lewis Payne
Born: December 30, 1836 in Grant County, Indiana.
Died: November 28, 1884 in Wellington, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Doniphan
Town: Columbus
Party:
District: 2
Chamber: House 1865
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
District: 76
Chamber: House 1872
Notes:
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Name: John F. Payton
Born: January 31, 1872
Died: 1949
Occupation: Abstracter (Retired)
County: Sheridan
Town: Hoxie
Party: Democrat
District: 103
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1939, 1941, 1949
Notes:
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Name: W. P. Peake
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Republic
Town: Belleville
Party: Republican
District: 107
Chamber: House 1881
Notes:
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Name: W. R. Peal
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Butler
Town: Augusta
Party: Republican
District: 53
Chamber: House 1917
Notes:
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Name: Henry A. Pearman
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Wilson
Town: Belmont
Party: White Republican
District: 76
Chamber: House 1866
Notes:
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Name: James Blackwood Pearson
Born: May 7, 1920 in Nashville, Tennesee.
Died: January 13, 2009
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Johnson
Town: Kansas City
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: Senate 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
Notes: Married in 1946 to Martha Mitchell. U. S. Senator from 1962-1978.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, 7th edition. New York: Bowker Co., 1979.



Name: Leonard Bloomfield Pearson
Born: July 2, 1832 in Jefferson County, New York.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Civil engineer
County: Allen
Town: Humboldt
Party: Republican
District: 21
Chamber: House 1891
District: 19
Chamber: House 1893
Notes: Civl War veteran: Company C, 132nd Illinois Infantry. Married in 1867 to Jane C. Dixon. Came to Kansas in 1870.
Source material:

1)---History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas. Iola : Iola Register, 1901.



Name: Charles N. Peck
Born: May 25, 1863 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer, Banker
County: Cloud
Town: Concordia
Party: Republican
District: 66
Chamber: House 1903
District: 32
Chamber: Senate 1905
Notes: Came to Kansas in about 1887. He was the great grandson of William Miller, leader of the Second Adventist movement of the 1830's and 1840's. Died before 1907 session. Succeeded by W. W. Caldwell.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1903. Topeka, Kan. : Geo Crane & Co., 1903.



Name: Virgil Peck, Jr.
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Insurance Agent
County: Montgomery
Town: Tyro
Party: Republican
District: 11
District: 12
Chamber: House 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Chamber: House 2013
Notes: Married to Tamara Peck.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: William Peck
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Woodson
Town: Toronto
Party:
District: 62
Chamber: House 1873
Notes:
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Name: Ronald W. Peckham
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Student
County: Mitchell
Town: Hunter
Party: Democrat
District: 107
Chamber: House 1973, 1974
Notes:
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Name: W. H. Peckham
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Douglas
Town: Big Springs
Party:
District: 39
Chamber: House 1870, 1871
Notes:
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Name: Edward E. Pedroja
Born: June 11, 1893, in Hamilton, Kansas
Died: August, 1970
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Greenwood
Town: Eureka
Party: Republican
District: 47
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934
Notes: Received a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Kansas and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Married July 21, 1928, to Helen Margaret Pierce. WWI veteran serving with the 35th Division
Source material:

1)---Social Security Death Index at rootsweb.com

2)---Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Illustriana Inc., 1933.)



Name: William A. Peffer
Born: September 10, 1831 in Cumberland County, Pa.
Died: October 7, 1912
Occupation: Lawyer, Newspaper Publisher
County: Wilson
Town: Fredonia
Party: Republican
District: 23
Chamber: Senate 1874, 1875, 1876
Notes: Married December 28, 1852 to Sarah Jane Barber. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War. U. S. Senator from Kansas 1891-97,Presidential elector for Kanas 1880, Prohibition candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1898.
Source material:

1)---The Political Graveyard website http://politicalgraveyard.com.



Name: Walter T. Pence
Born: 1895 in Elmont, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Shawnee
Town: North Topeka
Party: Democrat
District: 33
Chamber: House 1941, 1943
Notes:
Source material:

1)---1943 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Magazine, 1943?)



Name: Edward P. Pendleton
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Cattle breeder
County: Franklin
Town: Princeton
Party: Republican
District: 13
Chamber: House 1921, 1923, SS1923
Notes:
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Name: W. R. Penland
Born: September 3, 1899
Died:
Occupation: Jeweler
County: Ford
Town: Dodge City
Party: Democrat
District: 96
Chamber: House 1949
Notes:
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Name: Erich E. Penner
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman, Insurance, Educator
County: Jewell
Town: Mankato
Party: Republican
District: 85
Chamber: House 1965, 1966, SS1966
Notes:
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Name: Joseph Penney
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Doniphan
Town:
Party:
District: 1
Chamber: House 1862
Notes:
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Name: William Pennock
Born: 1826 in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Died: February 4, 1890 in Franklin County, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Franklin
Town: Minneola
Party: Democrat
District: 58
Chamber: House 1866
Notes: Married December 25, 1849 to Mahala Hill (later divorced). Came to Kansas in 1855. Civil War veteran: 10th Kansas Regiment.
Source material:

1)---"Biographies of Members of the Free-State Legislature of 1857-'58." found in: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.



Name: L. M. Penwell
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Undertaker
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Democrat
District: 38
Chamber: House 1909
Notes:
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Name: George W. Pepoon
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Kearny
Town: Lakin
Party: Democrat
District: 116
Chamber: House 1925, 1927, SS1928
Notes:
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Name: George E. Peppercorn
Born: November 17, 1908 in Spearville, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Real estate, Insurance
County: Douglas
Town: Lawrence
Party: Democrat
District: 12
Chamber: House 1959, 1960
District: 14
Chamber: House 1961
Notes: Resigned to accept federal job with Corps of Engineers, December 26, 1961.
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Midwest Industry Magazine, Kansas Construction Magazine, 1961.)



Name: Edward S. Perdue
Born: 1850
Died:
Occupation: Banker
County: Atchison
Town: Huron
Party: Republican
District: 3
Chamber: House 1905
Notes:
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Name: J. Ross. Perkins
Born: March 29, 1864 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Merchant
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Democrat
District: 7
Chamber: House 1903, SS1903
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1903. Topeka, Kan. : Geo Crane & Co., 1903.



Name: Lester E. Perkins
Born:
Died: January 22, 1965
Occupation: Postal employee (Retired)
County: Montgomery
Town: Independence
Party: Democrat
District: 25
Chamber: House 1965
Notes: Replaced by H. Lee Cain, February 8, 1965.
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Name: R. Harry Perkins
Born: January 5, 1866 in Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Fruit grower
County: Wyandotte
Town: Turner
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: House 1903, SS1903
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1903. Topeka, Kan. : Geo Crane & Co., 1903.



Name: Ralph Perkins
Born: December 12, 1893
Died: October 25, 1976
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman, Banker
County: Elk
Town: Howard
Party: Republican
District: 48
Chamber: House 1939, 1941
District: 24
Chamber: Senate 1943, 1945, 1947
District: 22
Chamber: Senate 1949, 1951
Notes: Elected November 3, 1942 to fill vacancy by death of N. B. Wall.
Source material:

1)---1943 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Magazine, 1943?).



Name: Henry Perley
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Johnson
Town: Spring Hill
Party: Republican
District: 21
Chamber: House 1877
Notes:
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Name: Harry Perrill
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Saline
Town: Bridgeport
Party: Republican
District: 63
Chamber: House 1925, 1927, SS1928
Notes:
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Name: Nathan Anvil Perrill
Born: January 6, 1844 in Brown County, Ohio.
Died: October 13, 1917 in Burlingame, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer
County: Osage
Town: Reading
Party: Republican
District: 60
Chamber: House 1874, SS1874, 1876
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1858, but returned to Ohio to become a member of the 18th Ohio Battery in the Civil War. He returned to Kansas after the war.
Source material:

1)---Obituary from The Burlingame Enterprise dated October 18, 1917.

2)---Chaplain's Report from the "Journal of the Thirty-seventh Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas.



Name: A. J. Perry
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Jefferson
Town: Nortonville
Party:
District: 4
Chamber: House 1889
Notes:
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Name: C. C. Perry
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Realtor
County: Wichita
Town: Leoti
Party: Republican
District: 111
Chamber: House 1923, SS1923, 1925
Notes:
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Name: Donald C. Lunt
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Johnson
Town: Mission
Party: Democrat
District: 24
Chamber: House 2013
Notes:
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Name: Lester Perry
Born: 1846 in Westfield Township, Morrow County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Former Probate Judge
County: Wallace
Town: Sharon Springs
Party: Republican
District: 111
Chamber: House 1897, SS1898
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1878 from Michigan. Married and the father of six children.
Source material:

 

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897 (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1897).



Name: William B. Perry
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Merchant
County: Coffey
Town: LeRoy
Party: Republican
District: 62
Chamber: House 1865
Notes:
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Name: N. G. Perryman
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Harvey
Town: Newton
Party: Republican
District: 65
Chamber: House 1913, 1915
Notes:
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Name: Harry Lewis Pestana
Born: December 1, 1842 in Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Ellsworth (1874), Russell
Town: Ellsworth (1874), Russell
Party: Independent (1874), Republican
District: 85
Chamber: House 1874, SS1874
District: 34
Chamber: Senate 1901, 1903, SS1903
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1866. Civil War veteran, Company H, 112th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress from the 6th district of Kansas in 1892.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901. (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1900.)



Name: William F. Peter
Born: January 28, 1854 in Jackson County, Indiana.
Died: March 2, 1916 in Riley County, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, Stockraiser
County: Riley
Town: Randolph
Party: Republican
District: 47
Chamber: House 1905, 1907, SS1908
Notes: Married Anna Wiesandanger on March 30, 1880.
Source material:

1)---Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. (Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co., 1918) This biography is also available online at: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/biop/peterwf.html.



Name: Samuel R. Peters
Born: August 16, 1842 in the Walnut Township, Ohio.
Died: April 21, 1910 in Newton, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Marion
Town: Marion Centre
Party: Republican
District: 26
Chamber: Senate 1874-1875
Notes: Resigned from state senate in 1875 and was elected judge of the 9th judicial district. Member of U.S. Congress, 1883-1891.
Source material:

1)--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Bicentennial Edition. United States Government Printing Office, 1989.



Name: Mike Petersen
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Electrician
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 28
Chamber: Senate 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes: Married to Shelby Petersen.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Elhanan V. Peterson
Born: about 1846 in Lodi, Seneca County, New York.
Died:
Occupation: Merchant, Banker
County: Norton
Town: Norton
Party: Republican
District: 40
Chamber: Senate 1901, 1903
Notes: Resigned before SS1903. Came to Kansas in 1885. Civil War veteran: Company A, 39th Indiana Infantry.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901. (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co, 1900.)



Name: Ethel M. Peterson
Born: October 31, 1933
Died:
Occupation: Educator (Retired)
County: Ford
Town: Dodge City
Party: Democrat
District: 116
Chamber: House 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Notes:
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Name: Frank O. Peterson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Morris
Town: Burdick
Party: Republican
District: 56
Chamber: House 1919, SS1919, SS1920, 1921
Notes:
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Name: Jeff Peterson
Born: July 10, 1972
Died:
Occupation: Bank employee, Account executive, Broker
County: Riley
Town: Manhattan
Party: Republican
District: 66
Chamber: House 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Notes:
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Name: John C. Peterson
Born: April 15, 1948
Died:
Occupation: Insurance, Attorney/lobbyist
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 46
Chamber: House 1971, 1972
District: 55
Chamber: House 1973, 1974
Notes: Married to Michelle.
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Name: Malcolm Peterson
Born: January 21, 1883
Died:
Occupation: Farmer (Retired)
County: Logan
Town: Monument
Party: Republican
District: 109
Chamber: House 1947, 1949
Notes:
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Name: Michael "Mike" J. Peterson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 33
Chamber: House 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990
District: 37
District: 32
Chamber: House 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Chamber: House 2013
Notes: Appointed February 13, 1979, to replace Joseph M. Mikesic who resigned January 22, 1979. Married to Robin Peterson.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Nels Peterson
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Saline
Town: Salina
Party:
District: 100
Chamber: House 1881
Notes:
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Name: Reuben E. Peterson
Born
:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: McPherson
Town: McPherson
Party: Republican
District: 64
Chamber: House 1933, SS1933, SS1934, 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938
Notes:
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Name: John Petracek
Born: 1902
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Decatur
Town: Jennings
Party: Democrat
District: 102
Chamber: House 1951, 1953
Notes:
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Name: Pat Huggins Pettey
Born: November 28, 1946
Died:
Occupation: Teacher
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 31
Chamber: House 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
District: 6
Chamber: Senate 2013
Notes: Married to John.
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Name: J. W. Pettijohn
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Physician
County: Jackson
Town: Hoyt
Party:
District: 49
Chamber: House 1883, SS1884
Notes:
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Name: Lewis J. Pettijohn
Born: July 7, 1862 in Hamilton County, Indiana
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Ford
Town: Dodge City
Party: Republican
District: 96
Chamber: House 1915
Notes: Married Emma D. Wright on October 7, 1889.
Source material:

1)---History of Kansas and Kansans. 1919.

 



Name: C. B. Pettit
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Chiropractor
County: Rice
Town: Lyons
Party: Democrat
District: 79
Chamber: House 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938
Notes:
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Name: Fred Eugene Pettit
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Marion
Town: Peabody
Party: Republican
District: 55
Chamber: House 1915
Notes:
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Name: Marjorie "Marge" Petty
Born: February 26, 1946
Died:
Occupation: Consultant
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Democrat
District: 18
Chamber: Senate 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995,
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Notes:
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Name: Reid Petty
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Teacher
County: Seward
Town: Liberal
Party: Republican
District: 125
Chamber: House 2013
Notes:
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