Edward Wallis Wallis Hoch Edit Profile
Educated preparatory department Central College, Danville, Kentucky. M Sarah Louisa Dickerson, May 23, 1876.
He left college before graduating, entered a newspaper office and spent three years learning to be a printer. Hoch moved to Marion, Kansas in 1871, and homesteaded 160 acres of land. He bought the Marion County Record newspaper in 1874 and became a country editor.
Hoch was elected and served two terms in the Kansas House of Representatives (1889–91 and 1893–95). He was elected governor in 1905 and reelected in 1907. During his tenure, many new laws were enacted, including a child labor law, a pure food law, a bank guaranty law, a party primary law, a maximum freight rate bill.
And improvements were sanctioned in the juvenile courts and state institutions. After leaving office, Hoch lectured on the Chautauqua circuit, becoming a well-known orator. He served on the Kansas Board of Administration from 1913 to 1919, and continued as publisher of the Marion Record until his death in 1925.
Hoch died in Marion on June 1, 1925. He is interred at Marion Cemetery in Marion, Kansas.
Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.
All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.
Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1889, 93 (speaker pro tem., 1893). Member State Board of Administration, 1913-1919.