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Name: Charles Vail
Born: February 26, 1850
Died: June 21, 1936
Occupation: Farmer
County: Thomas
Town: Colby
Party:
District: 123
Chamber: House 1891
Notes:
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Name: Daniel Mulford Valentine
Born: June 18, 1830 in Shelby County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Franklin
Town: Peoria City
Party: Republican
District: 10
Chamber: House 1862
District: 17
Chamber: Senate 1863, 1864
Notes: Kansas Sumpreme Court from 1869 until 1893.
Source material:

1)---Information provided through the research of John A. Jackson, KSGenWeb, Civil war coordinator.



Name: Louis F. Valentine
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Newspaper Publisher
County: Clay
Town: Clay Center
Party: Republican
District: 58
Chamber: House 1939, 1941
Notes:
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Name: G. T. VanBebber
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Doniphan
Town: Troy
Party: Republican
District: 48
Chamber: House 1973, 1974, 1975
Notes:
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Name: A. H. Vance
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party:
District: 47
Chamber: House 1885, 1886
Notes:
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Name: C. C. Vance
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Billings
Town: Norton
Party: Republican
District: 100
Chamber: House 1874, SS1874, 1875
Notes:
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Name: Charles Vance
Born: October 16, 1904 in Parsons, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Seward
Town: Liberal
Party: Republican
District: 123
Chamber: House 1941, 1943, 1945
Notes:
Source material:

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



Name: Thomas Van Cleave, Jr.
Born: September 21, 1914
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Democrat
District: 9
Chamber: House 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
District: 8
Chamber: House 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964, 1965, 1966, SS1966
District: 32
Chamber: House 1967, 1968
Notes:
Source material:

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



Name: Thomas M. Van Cleave
Born: May 17, 1887 in Thomas County, Kansas
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Wyandotte
Town: Kansas City
Party: Republican
District: 7
Chamber: House 1915, 1931
Notes: Spouse: Ruth M. Gray
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in the Kansas Legislature, 1931



Name: Robert J. Vancrum
Born: December 2, 1946
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Republican
District: 29
Chamber: House 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
District: 11
Chamber: Senate 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Notes:
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Name: Martin V. B. Van De Mark
Born: January 17, 1882 in Clyde, Kansas.
Died: May 16, 1973
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Cloud
Town: Concordia
Party: Republican
District: 32
Chamber: Senate 1921, 1923, SS1923, 1925, 1927, SS1928
District: 30
Chamber: Senate 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1951
Notes: Married Mary Edith Cleveland on May 24, 1905.
Source material:

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

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



Name: T. (Thomas) J. Vanderslice
Born: in 1827 in Scott County, Kentucky.
Died: on March 18, 1902 in Perry, Oklahoma.
Occupation: Farmer, Miller
County: Doniphan
Town: Highland
Party: Democrat
District: 1
Chamber: House 1868
Notes:
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/biov/vandertj.html.



Name: Christopher Columbus (C. C.) Vandeventer
Born: January 8, 1845 in Cass County, Michigan
Died: 1933
Occupation:
County: Jewell
Town: Jewell City
Party:
District: 103
Chamber: House 1891
Notes: Came to Kansas 1870. Served in Illinois 68th Regiment in the Civil War. Married February 21, 1867 to Maria Baker. Buried at Topeka Cemetery. Surname is also spelled Van Deventer.
Source material:

1)--1880 and 1900 US Federal Censuses, Jewell County, Kansas

2)--Admire's Political and Legislative Hand-book for Kansas, 1891 (Topeka, Kan. :Crane & Co., 1891)

3)--Shawnee County Archives online at usgenweb

4)--"Find Grave" website, Van Deventer, Christopher Columbus, buried in Topeka Cemetery.



Name: Nelson G. Van Fleet
Born: May 10, 1936
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Democrat
District: 91
Chamber: House 1994
Notes: Succeeded by Tom Bishop.
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Name: F. Van Gaasbeck
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Jefferson
Town: Valley Falls
Party:
District: 5
Chamber: House 1895
Notes:
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Name: George Van Gaasbeek
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Jefferson
Town: Grasshopper Falls
Party: Republican
District: 20
Chamber: House 1866
Notes:
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Name: H. E. Vanhies (also spelled Vantrees)
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Barbour
Town: Medicine Lodge
Party: Republican
District: 104
Chamber: House 1875
Notes:
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Name: Benjamin F. Van Horn
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Woodson
Town:
Party:
District: 11
Chamber: House 1862
Notes:
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Name: Earl E. Van Horn
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Atchison
Town: Nortonville
Party: Republican
District: 3
Chamber: House 1937, SS1938, 1939, 1941
Notes:
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Name: Dick Vanlandingham
Born: 1912 near Spivey, Kansas.
Died: March 13, 1993
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Kingman
Town: Spivey
Party: Republican
District: 72
Chamber: House 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
District: 71
Chamber: House 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964
District: 72
Chamber: House 1965, 1966, SS1966
District: 104
Chamber: House 1967, 1968
Notes: Married to Ione Torrance.
Source material:

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



Name: N. T. Van Natta
Born: October 6, 1833 in Schoharie County, New York.
Died:
Occupation: Teacher, Farmer, Lawyer
County: Republic
Town: Belleville
Party:
District: 90
Chamber: House 1871
Notes: Married Catherine Smith in 1857.
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/biov/vannatnt.html.



Name: J. M. Vannordstrand
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: McPherson
Town: Wheatland
Party:
District: 99
Chamber: House 1881
Notes:
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Name: Tom R. Van Sickle
Born: June 22, 1937 in Hume, Missouri.
Died:
Occupation: Student, Lawyer
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Republican
District: 18
Chamber: House 1959, 1960
District: 8
Chamber: Senate 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964
District: 3
Chamber: Senate 1965, 1966, SS1966, 1967, 1968
District: 7
Chamber: Senate 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Notes: Served in House when a student in 1959. Married December 19, 1964 to Suzanne Galvin. State Treasurer 1973-1975.
Source material:

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



Name: Ransom Abner Van Winkle
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town: Atchison
Party: Republican
District: 2
Chamber: House 1862
Notes:
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Name: J. R. Van Zandt
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Merchant
County: Linn
Town: Pleasanton
Party: Republican
District: 33
Chamber: House 1874, SS1874
Notes:
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Name: John C. Vaughan
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Editor
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 20
Chamber: House 1875
Notes:
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Name: John W. Vaughn
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Douglas
Town: Baldwin City
Party: Republican
District: 37
Chamber: House 1863
Notes:
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Name: Raymond C. Vaughn
Born: February 1, 1921 in Pueblo, Colorado.
Died: April 25, 1996 in Burlington, Kansas
Occupation: Auctioneer, Stockman
County: Coffey
Town: Burlington
Party: Republican
District: 29
Chamber: House 1965, 1966, SS1966
District: 62
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Notes: Married to Florence Burks on May 23, 1942.
Source material:

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



Name: R. H. Vawter
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer (Retired)
County: Logan
Town: Oakley
Party: Republican
District: 109
Chamber: House 1953
Notes:
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Name: George Washington Veale
Born: May 20, 1833 in Daviess County, Indiana.
Died:
Occupation: Freighter
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 8
Chamber: Senate 1867, 1868
District: 41
Chamber: House 1871
District: 57
Chamber: House 1873
District: 63
Chamber: House 1877
District: 47
Chamber: House 1883
District: 41
Chamber: House 1887, 1889
District: 36
Chamber: House 1895
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1857. Speaker of the House in 1873. Married Nannie Johnson January 20, 1857. Served as President of the State Historical Society.
Source material:

1)---Kansas Cyclopedia, 1912, volume III, pt 1, pages 352-355.

2)---"Biographies of Members of the Legislature of 1868." found in: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.



Name: John J. Veatch
Born: January 2, 1843 in the Territory of Iowa.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Washington
Town: Washington
Party:
District: 78
Chamber: House 1885, 1886
Notes: Enlisted in Company 1, Third Iowa Cavalry in 1861.
Source material:

1)---Kansas Cyclopedia, 1912, supplemental volume, pages 419-422.



Name: J. J. Veatch
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Washington
Town: Morrowville
Party:
District: 64
Chamber: House 1909
District: 59
Chamber: House 1911
Notes:
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Name: Robert A. Velsir
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Student
County: Montgomery
Town: Independence
Party: Democrat
District: 8
Chamber: House 1967
Notes: Appointed to replace W. Lee Cain who resigned June 2, 1967.
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Name: A. Venard
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 21
Chamber: House 1867
Notes:
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Name: J. N. Venard
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Ness
Town: Ness City
Party:
District: 120
Chamber: House 1883
Notes:
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Name: John F. Vermillion
Born: April 1, 1922
Died:
Occupation: Newspaper publisher
County: Montgomery
Town: Independence
Party: Republican
District: 27
Chamber: House 1957, 1958, SS1958, 1959, 1960
District: 10
Chamber: Senate 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
District: 15
Chamber: Senate 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Notes:
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Name: W. H. Vernon
Born: 1880 in Larned, Ks.
Died: January 13, 1965
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Pawnee
Town: Larned
Party: Republican
District: 91
Chamber: House 1927, 1929, SS1930, 1931, 1933, SS1933, SS1934
Notes:
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Name: Harold A. Vesper
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Graham
Town: Hill City
Party: Republican
District: 100
Chamber: House 1949
Notes:
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Name: A. J. Vickers
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Crawford
Town: Girard
Party:
District: 39
Chamber: House 1873
Notes:
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Name: Andrew J. Vickers
Born: March 24, 1835 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Died: September 8, 1915 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Occupation:
County: Crawford
Town: Pittsburg
Party:
District: 29
Chamber: House 1885, 1886
Notes: Married to Miss Margaret McIntosh in 1868, first couple married in Girard.
Source material:

1)---Information provided through the research of John A. Jackson, KSGenWeb, Civil War Coordinator.



Name: Geo. W. Vickers
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Comanche
Town:
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1886
Notes: Elected April 21, 1885. Non-voting member in session of 1886.
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Name: Jene Vickrey
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Floor Covering
County: Miami
Town: Lousiburg
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: House 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes: Married to Teresa Vickrey.
Source material:

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


Name: Ponka-We Victors
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Community Support Worker
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Democrat
District: 103
Chamber: House 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes:
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Name: Ben E. Vidricksen
Born: June 11, 1927
Died:
Occupation: Restaurateur, Owner/manager residential and commercial
properties
County: Saline
Town: Salina
Party: Republican
District: 24
Chamber: Senate 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Notes: Appointed to replace John M. Simpson who resigned.
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Name: Fred R. Vieux
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Butler
Town: Augusta
Party: Democrat
District: 53
Chamber: House 1937, SS1938
Notes:
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Name: Lloyd H. Vieux
Born: September 28, 1909
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer, Teacher
County: Rawlins
Town: Atwood
Party: Republican
District: 106
Chamber: House 1943
Notes:
Source material:

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



Name: Marcel Vigernon
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Hotel proprietor
County: Osage
Town: Osage City
Party: Republican
District: 32
Chamber: House 1939, 1941
Notes:
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Name: George S. Vilott
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Jewell
Town: Mankato
Party:
District: 86
Chamber: House 1895
Notes:
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Name: Frank Vincent
Born: about 1854 in Georgetown, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Merchandise/Real Estate/Salt manufacturing
County: Reno
Town: Hutchinson
Party: Republican
District: 36
Chamber: Senate 1901, 1903
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1874.
Source material:

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



Name: Jesse Clapp Vincent
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District:
Chamber: Senate SS1874
Notes: There is a Senator Clapp listed in the Kansas Senate Journal for the 1874 Special Session in the roll calls. No further data is available on him. Possibly he was Jesse Clapp Vincent who served in earlier sessions in the 1870's.
Source material:



Name: Jesse Clapp Vincent
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Douglas
Town: Lawrence
Party:
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1871, 1872
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Full name supplied by Jane Kelsey, librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society.



Name: Micah G. Vincent
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Meat dealer
County: Crawford
Town: Pittsburg
Party: Republican
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 1921, 1923, 1925, 1927
Notes:
Source material:

1)---First name supplied by Jane Kelsey, librarian at the Kansas State Historical Society.



Name: T. H. Vincent
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Gray
Town: Cimarron
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1891
Notes: Seated as a delegate on January 15, 1891.
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Name: Billie Vining
Born: July 2, 1951
Died:
Occupation: Former legal secretary, Realtor
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 90
Chamber: House 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Notes:
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Name: John Henry Vogel
Born: May 14, 1916 in Stuttgart, Kansas.
Died: June 21, 2001 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman, Businessman
County: Douglas
Town: Lawrence
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: House 1963, 1964, SS1964
District: 15
Chamber: House 1965, 1966, SS1966
District: 39
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
District: 43
Chamber: House 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Notes: Married to Irene Dorothy Schaake on April 19, 1935.
Source material:

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



Name: Jacob Vogle
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 25
Chamber: House 1899
Notes:
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Name: J. G. Voglegesang
Born: 1853 in Canton, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer, Judge
County: Russell
Town: Russell
Party: Republican
District: 82
Chamber: House 1897, 1898
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1884.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897. Topeka, Kan. : Geo Crane & Co., 1896.



Name: Fred Voiland
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party:
District: 33
Chamber: House 1913
Notes:
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Name: R. L. Von Trebra
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Physician
County: Labette
Town: Chetopa
Party: Republican
District: 25
Chamber: House 1935, SS1936, 1937, SS1938
Notes:
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Name: Walter Von Trebra
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 28
Chamber: House 1903
Notes:
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Name: Frank A. Vopat
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Stockman, Realtor, Insurance
County: Russell
Town: Lucas
Party: Democrat
District: 81
Chamber: House 1947
Notes:
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Name: John Harm Voss
Born: June 18, 1889 in Downs, Kansas.
Died: April 23, 1975 in Beloit, Kansas.
Occupation: Grain Manufacturer
County: Osborne
Town: Downs
Party: Republican
District: 32
Chamber: Senate 1963, 1964, SS1964, 1965, 1966, SS1966, 1967, 1968
District: 24
Chamber: Senate 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Notes: Married to wife Mabel April 4, 1917, she died in 1949. Appointed to succeed C. L. Roberts, resigned.
Source material:

1)---"Senate Resolution 39," Journal of the Senate, Kansas Legislature, 1975.



Name: M. V. Voss
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County:
Town:
Party:
District: 14
Chamber: Senate 1869, 1870
Notes:
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Name: John L. Vratil
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Republican
District: 11
Chamber: Senate 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Appointed on November 16, 1998, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Keith Schraad. Married to Teresa Vratil.
Source material:

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


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