Old Photos: Kansas Republicans

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These are some of the Kansas delegates to the Republican National Convention in 1948.

I found the Platform pretty interesting in terms of which party could claim the same items today:

  • Reduction of the public debt
  • Federal aid to states for slum clearance and low-cost housing
  • Extension of Social Security benefits
  • A federal anti-lynching law
  • Federal civil rights legislation
  • Abolition of the poll tax
  • A crackdown on domestic Communism
  • Recognition of the state of Israel
  • International arms control “on basis of reliable disciplines against bad faith”.

Banker Harlan Herrick, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention. © Time Inc.George Skadding.

Oilman Walter Fee, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention. © Time Inc.George Skadding.© Time Inc.George Skadding.

Rancher Ralph Perkins, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.

Rancher Ralph Perkins, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.© Time Inc.George Skadding.

Steel magnate Harry Darby, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.

Steel magnate Harry Darby, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.© Time Inc.George Skadding.

Druggist Preston Dunn, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention

Druggist Preston Dunn, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention © Time Inc.George Skadding.

Attorney John W. Breyfogle Jr., one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.

Attorney John W. Breyfogle Jr., one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.© Time Inc.George Skadding.

Dr. Hugh A. Hope, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.

Dr. Hugh A. Hope, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.© Time Inc.George Skadding.

Mayor Cleaver?

Tax examiner Powers Porter, one of the Kansas delegates to Republican national convention.© Time Inc.George Skadding.

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