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Special Collections & Archives Biographical Sketches

Biographical Sketches

Learn about local, influential people

Frank A. Beach

Frank Beach organized the first statewide high-school music contest in the country, which continues to this day.

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Lyman B. Kellogg

Lyman B. Kellogg was the first teacher and the first president of the Kansas State Normal, Emporia.

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Abigail Morse

Abigail Morse taught at Kansas State Normal for three years and was the preceptress (dean of women).

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Henry B. Norton

Henry Norton came to Kansas State Normal in 1865.

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Preston Plumb

Preston Plumb was one of the original founders of Emporia, where he established the Kanzas News, the first newspaper in Emporia.

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Lyman Wooster

In 1897, Lyman Wooster became professor of biology at Kansas State Normal.

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