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Benjamin Wrigley

Politician. Born: 1830, Ohio. Died: 1882, Texas.

Born in Ohio about 1830, Wrigley moved to Kansas from Indiana in 1856 and was one of eight delegates described by Simpson as "among the leading men of the [Wyandotte] Convention," who "greatly aided in giving expression to the most wise and beneficent provisions of the Constitution." He was indeed a relatively active member, speaking out on a number of occasions on such issues as the judiciary, individual rights, homestead exemption, and the location of a capital. By 1882, however, the Kansas City Journal could report only that Wrigley had "died in Texas," but "little [was] known of his career" subsequent to the 1859 convention.

Entry: Wrigley, Benjamin

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: July 2012

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