Walter Augustus Huxman

Walter Augustus Huxman

Pretty Prairie, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Death 25 Jun 1972 (aged 85)
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 6279675 · View Source
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Kansas Governor. He attended Emporia State College, received a law degree from the University of Kansas in 1914, was admitted to the bar and established a law practice in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was an Assistant County Attorney of Kansas, (1915-19), Hutchinson City Attorney (1919-21) and a member of the Kansas State Tax Commission (1931-32). In 1936, he was elected as a Democrat the 27th Governor of Kansas, serving until 1939. During his term, a sales tax token system was initiated, a uniform highway safety law was sanctioned, World War I soldier bonuses were paid, ad valorem tax charges were implemented, unemployment compensations benefits were approved, prohibition laws loosened, a new textbook commission was organized, and drivers’ license regulations were amended. After leaving office, he was appointed judge of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a position he held until 1962. He later died in retirement from a stroke.

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