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Jonathan M. Davis

Jonathan M. DavisPolitician, governor. Democrat. Born: April 27, 1871, Bourbon County, Kansas. Died: June 27, 1943, Fort Scott, Kansas. Served as 22nd Governor of Kansas: January 8, 1923, to January 12, 1925.

Allen's Democratic successor, Jonathan McMillen Davis, signed the eight month minimum school term bill. The state's 22nd governor was born in Bourbon County on April 27, 1871. Davis served in the state legislature prior to his election as governor in 1922 and remained active in politics after his defeat in 1924. He died in Fort Scott on June 27, 1943.

Entry: Davis, Jonathan M.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: April 2019

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