Bristow, Joseph Little, 1861-1944

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Newspaper owner & editor, fourth assistant postmaster general, U.S. senator from Kansas; of Kansas, Virginia.

From the description of Joseph L. Bristow papers, 1864-1944 (bulk 1897-1918). (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 77635872

Joseph Little Bristow was born near Hazel Green, Kentucky on July 22, 1861. In 1873, he moved with his father to Fredonia, Kansas. He graduated from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas in 1886. He served as clerk of the district court of Douglas County from 1886 to 1890. In 1890 he bought the Salina (Kansas) Daily Republican, and served as editor for five years. He was selected secretary of the Republican State Committee in 1894, and again elected secretary in 1898. He purchased the Ottawa (Kansas) Herald, which he owned for more than ten years, and he purchased the Salina Daily Republican-Journal in 1903. He was Fourth Assistant Postmaster General from 1897 to 1905, and was appointed a special commissioner of the Panama Railroad in 1905. In 1909, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served until March 3, 1915. He engaged in agricultural pursuits on his estate, Ossian Hall, near Fairfax, Virginia from 1918 until his death on July 14, 1944.

From the description of Bristow, Joseph L. (Joseph Little), 1861-1944 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574937

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Murdock, Victor. Victor Murdock papers, 1824-1971 (bulk 1909-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. William H. Taft papers, 1784-1973 (bulk 1880-1930). Library of Congress
creatorOf Joseph Little Bristow Collection. 1897 - 1959. Portrait of Senator Joseph Little Bristow
creatorOf Bristow, Joseph L. (Joseph Little), 1861-1944. Joseph L. Bristow papers, 1864-1944 (bulk 1897-1918). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Johnston, William Agnew, 1848-1937. William A. Johnston papers, 1880-1939. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Victor Murdock Papers, 1824-1971, (bulk 1909-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Joseph Little Bristow Collection. 1897 - 1959. Photographs of Delegates to the Universal Postal Congress and of Republican National Committee Members
referencedIn William H. Taft Papers, 1784-1973, (bulk 1880-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Papers of William H. Taft, 1784-1973. Library of Congress
creatorOf Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917. Frederick Funston papers, 1881-1973 (bulk 1891-1917). Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Correspondence, business forms, receipts, and petitions., 1862-1913 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn White, William Allen, 1868-1944. William Allen White papers, 1859-1944 (bulk 1899-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn George C. Angle papers, 1874-1906, 1874-1906 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn William Allen White Papers, 1859-1944, (bulk 1899-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bristow, Joseph L. (Joseph Little), 1861-1944. Joseph Little Bristow papers [microform], 1864-1925. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Joseph Little Bristow Collection. 1897 - 1959. Portraits of President William Howard Taft and Senator Joseph Little Bristow
referencedIn Papers, 1867-1910 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
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associatedWith Angle, George C. person
associatedWith Cuba. Departamento de Correos. corporateBody
associatedWith Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917. person
associatedWith Gilmore, John S., 1848-1913 person
associatedWith Grand Army of the Republic. Wadsworth Post No. 7 (Council Grove, Kan.) corporateBody
associatedWith Johnston, William Agnew, 1848-1937. person
associatedWith Kansas. Public Utilities Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas U.S. Senators' Papers. corporateBody
correspondedWith Murdock, Victor. person
correspondedWith Murdock, Victor. person
associatedWith Panama Railroad Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Topeka Post Office (Topeka, Kan.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Post Office Dept. corporateBody
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
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Cuba
Kansas
Kansas
Kansas--Salina
United States
Council Grove (Kan.)
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American newspapers
Progressivism (United States politics)
Political Campaigns
Legislators
Military pensions
Governmental investigations
American letters
American letters--History
American newspapers--Ownership
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Legislators--Kansas
Newspaper editors--Kansas
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Birth 1861-07-22

Death 1944-07-14

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