Horton, Albert H. (Albert Howell), 1837-1902

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Legislator; attorney, U.S. attorney for Kansas; chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. Of Atchison, Kan.

From the description of Albert H. Horton letters and telegrams received, 1872-1933 (bulk 1892-1895). (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 49970647

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Horton came to Kansas in 1860. He began to practice law in Atchison. From 1861 to 1866 Horton was District Judge of the Second District. He was a presidential elector in 1868, U.S. attorney for Kansas, 1869-1873, State Representative from Atchison County, 1873-1875, State Senator, 1876, and Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1877-1895. In 1895 Horton resigned from the Supreme Court to practice law. He died in 1902.

From the guide to the Correspondence, 1868-1892, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection)

Legislator; attorney, U.S. attorney for Kansas; chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. Of Atchison, Kan.

Albert Howell Horton was born in Minnisink, Orange County, N.Y., on Mar., 12, 1837. He began studying law in 1857 in the offices of Joseph W. Gott in Goshen, N.Y. He and a partner, George W. Beebe, opened their practice in 1859 in the Macon-Moscow area of Missouri. Then the partnership moved to Atchison, Kan., in 1860. Albert's public service career began in 1860 when he was appointed city attorney for Atchison. In 1861 Kansas Governor Charles Robinson appointed Horton as Judge of the Second Judicial District where he served until 1866. After returning to private practice for 1 year, Horton was appointed U. S. Attorney for the District of Kansas by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1867. He resigned this position in 1873 and became law partners with Balie P. Waggener in Atchison. In 1877 Horton was appointed the fifth chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court by Governor Thomas A. Osborn. Horton was reelected to the bench in 1878, 1884, and 1890. He resigned in April 1898, and again joined in partnership with Waggener, this time in Topeka. Horton was politically active throughout his life. In 1868, he was a presidential elector. In 1874 he was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and in 1876 was in the Kansas Senate when appointed chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court. As a Republican, Horton tried to stem the People's or Populist Party efforts to control politics in Kansas. Other issues addressed during this time frame were women suffrage, enforcement of prohibition in Kansas, and capital punishment.

From the description of Albert H. Horton letters and telegrams received [microform], 1872-1933 (bulk 1892-1895). (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 74455938

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creatorOf Correspondence, 1868-1892 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Letter, 1888 Nov. 26, Indianapolis, Ind. [to] Albert H. Horton, Topeka, Kan. / Banjamin Harrison. University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
referencedIn [Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials on Justice Albert Howell Horton and family]. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Horton, Albert H. (Albert Howell), 1837-1902. Albert H. Horton letters and telegrams received, 1872-1933 (bulk 1892-1895). Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Letter, Nov. 26, 1888 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
creatorOf Horton, Albert H. (Albert Howell), 1837-1902. Albert H. Horton letters and telegrams received [microform], 1872-1933 (bulk 1892-1895). Kansas State Historical Society
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associatedWith Anderson, Joseph Alexander, 1834-1892 person
associatedWith Baker V. Stewart. person
associatedWith Beebe, George W. person
associatedWith Blackwell, H. B. person
associatedWith Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909. person
associatedWith Brewer, David J. (David Josiah), 1837-1910. person
associatedWith Canfield (D. B.) and Co., Philadelphia. corporateBody
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, Pres. U. S., 1837-1908 person
associatedWith Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936. person
associatedWith Foster, J. Ellen (Judith Ellen), 1840- person
associatedWith Gleed, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1856-1920. person
associatedWith Glick, George Washington, 1827-1911. person
associatedWith Gott, Joseph W. person
associatedWith Graves, Charles B. person
associatedWith Graves, Hattie S. person
associatedWith Guthrie, W. W. person
associatedWith Hallowell, J. R. person
correspondedWith Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. person
associatedWith Hoch, Edward Wallis, 1849-1925. person
associatedWith Hudson, Joseph Kennedy, 1840-1907 person
associatedWith Humphrey, Lyman Underwood, 1841-1915 person
associatedWith Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900. person
associatedWith Jackson, Frances M. W. person
associatedWith Johns, Laura M. person
associatedWith Johns, Laura M. person
associatedWith Johnston, William Agnew, 1848-1937. person
associatedWith Kansas Equal Suffrage Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Legate, James T. person
associatedWith Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917. person
associatedWith Long, Chester I. (Chester Isaiah), 1860-1934. person
associatedWith Martin, George Washington, 1841-1911 person
associatedWith Martin, John A., 1839-1889. person
associatedWith Miller, Sol (Solomon), 1831-1897. person
associatedWith Munford, Morrison person
associatedWith Osborn, S. J. person
associatedWith Plumb, Preston B., 1837-1891 person
associatedWith Populist Party (Kan.) corporateBody
associatedWith Prescott, Mary A. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Kan.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rice, John H. person
associatedWith Robertson, Anna Amelie. person
associatedWith Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894. person
associatedWith Waggener, Balie Peyton, 1847-1918. person
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Temperance
Women--Suffrage--Kansas
U.S. Supreme Court
American Law Register
Capital punishment
Wallace County Register
Gray County, Kansas. History
Atchison,Kansas. Politics and government, 1865-1921
Legislators
Women--Suffrage
Kansas. Politics and govt. 1865-1921
Republican Party. Kansas
Judges
Prohibition
Kansas Supreme Court
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