About this Famous Person
United States Senator from Kansas
Source : Tim DOWLING
Born in Drakes Ferry, Pennsylvania, he attended public schools, and in 1847 enlisted as a private to serve in the Mexican-American War. He moved to Columbia, Pennsylvania, in 1848, were he was employed in a bank and subsequently went into business for himself.
He then moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1861 and engaged in the transportation of military supplies to the various posts on the plains. He then worked building railroads, especially the Missouri River and Kansas Central Railroad.
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