After a brief spell as postmaster of Columbus, Ohio, Medary was selected to become a territorial governor again—this time in Kansas.
On May 12, 1858, Walsh became the territorial secretary, replacing Denver, who had vacated the position to become territorial governor.
Denver arrived in Kansas as territorial secretary. Because there was no governor, he became acting governor—on the day of the vote on the Lecompton Constitution.
When Walker took office in Lecompton on May 27, his inaugural address created an uproar.
As acting governor of Kansas Territory, Frederick P. Stanton helped to create the impression that the impending Civil War was inevitable.
The youngest territorial governor of Kansas, Geary disbanded the partisan militias and prevented a second sack of Lawrence.
Shannon took office as the second governor of Kansas Territory. His first two months were largely peaceful, but the ill will that already existed was still waiting to boil over.
Daniel Woodson became the unofficial governor of Kansas five times during the tumultuous period from 1855 to 1857.
Andrew Reeder may have ended up with a little more than he bargained for when he was appointed by President Franklin Pierce to be the first governor of Kansas Territory that June.
El Cuartelejo was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1964, opening new doors for restoration possibilities.