Friday Fun Find: Kansas Governor George H. Hodges (1866-1947)

Portrait of Kansas Governor George H. Hodges

From the Johnson County Museum’s collection:
Portrait of Kansas Governor George H. Hodges (1866-1947).
Hodges grew up in Olathe and started his political career as an Olathe city councilman.
He operated a lumber business in Olathe and was co-owner of the Johnson County Democrat newspaper.
In 1913, Hodges became only the second Democratic Governor in Kansas’ history.

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One response to “Friday Fun Find: Kansas Governor George H. Hodges (1866-1947)

  1. Marna McAferty

    The Hodges who lived in the large house at 526 West Park had an Easter egg hunt every year on the large front lawn. I lived in a very small house at 545 West Park and was never invited to the hunt although my best friend who lived next door was always invited. I always thought it was because we were poor. Turns out it was because my parents weren’t Democrats. I didn’t know this until a couple of years ago. :)

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