Kansas Governors

Kansas Governors

This guide offers a look at the past governors of Kansas, men who have shaped the history of the state. These entries are not intended to be comprehensive biographies, but brief examinations into the most important acts of each executive.

Along the way, we will explore the diverse backgrounds of the governors, the main events of their time in office, and the lasting legacies that they have left behind. Most importantly, we will read their own words to get a glimpse into their minds and understand how they determined their course.

Territorial Period (1854–1861)

Andrew H. Reeder

Andrew H. Reeder

Daniel Woodson

Daniel Woodson

Wilson Shannon

Wilson Shannon

John W. Geary

John W. Geary

Frederick P. Stanton

Frederick P. Stanton

Robert J. Walker

Robert J. Walker

James W. Denver

James W. Denver

Hugh Sleight Walsh

Hugh Sleight Walsh

Samuel Medary

Samuel Medary

George M. Beebe

George M. Beebe