HARVEY, James Madison, (1833 - 1894)

Senate Years of Service: 1874-1877
Party: Republican

Kansas Historical Society

HARVEY, James Madison, a Senator from Kansas; born near Salt Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, Va., (now West Virginia), September 21, 1833; attended the common schools in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa; became a civil engineer; moved to Kansas in 1859 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; served with the Union Army during the Civil War as captain in the Fourth and Tenth Regiments of Kansas Volunteer Infantry 1861-1864; member, State house of representatives 1865-1866; member, State senate 1867-1868; Governor of Kansas 1869-1873; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alexander Caldwell and served from February 2, 1874, to March 3, 1877; government surveyor in New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and Oklahoma; resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Junction City, Kans., April 15, 1894; interment in Highland Cemetery, Junction City, Kans.