Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
During the contest between the Populist Party and the Republican Party for control of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1893, the Populists made charges that the Republicans stole the organization of the House of Representatives; and the Republicans made charges that the Populists were trying to steal the organization of the House of Representatives. It was the purpose of this study to see if it were possible, by presenting available facts, to determine which party was entitled to organize the Kansas House of Representatives in 1893. Although unbiased literature on the history of the Kansas Legislature of 1893 is almost non-existent, the writer attempted to present an unbiased narrative from the information and evidence presented by both sides. Since the Kansas Supreme Court was split in its decisions according to party lines, the judges presented opinions in favor of the party of which they were members. The majority of the judges were members of the Republican Party.
Copyright 1958 Joseph J. Mason
Mason, Joseph J., "The Populist Contest for the Kansas Legislature in 1892-1893" (1958). Master's Theses. 609.