BOTKIN, Jeremiah Dunham, (1849 - 1921)


BOTKIN, Jeremiah Dunham, a Representative from Kansas; born near Atlanta, Logan County, Ill., April 24, 1849; attended the country schools; spent one year at De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind.; pursued theological studies, and entered the Methodist ministry in 1870; unsuccessful Prohibition candidate for Governor of Kansas in 1888; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; chaplain of the Kansas senate in 1897; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed ministerial duties; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1908; warden of the State penitentiary, Lansing, Kans., 1913-1915; again resumed his ministerial duties; became a Chautauqua lecturer in 1921; died in Liberal, Seward County, Kans., December 29, 1921; interment in Winfield Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kans.