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Joseph Little Bristow

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Joseph Little Bristow, American ex-senator. member of the board of trustees Baker U., Baldwin, Kansas for 40 years.

Background

Bristow, Joseph Little was born on July 22, 1861 in in Wolfe County, Kentucky, United States. Son of William and Savannah (Little) Bristow.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Baker U., Kansas, 1886 (Doctor of Laws, 1909).

Career

Clerk District Court, Douglas Company, Kansas, 1886-1890. Owner and editor Salina Daily Republican, 1890-1895, Ottawa (Kansas) Herald, 1895-1905, Salina Daily Republican-Journal, 1903-1925. Private secretary to Governor Morrill, 1895-1897.

4th assistant postmaster general, 1897-1905. Secretary Republican State Committee, 1894-1898. Had charge of invesigation of Cuban postal frauds and reorganization of Cuban postal service, 1900.

Conducted the postal investigation under Roosevelt administration, 1903. Special commissioner Panama R.R., 1905. United States senator, 1909-1915.

Chairman Kansas Utilities Commission, 1915-1918. Now in charge of large estate near Fairfax, Virginia.

Membership

Member of the board of trustees Baker U., Baldwin, Kansas for 40 years.

Connections

Married Margaret A. Hendrix, November 11, 1879. Children: William H. Bristow (deceased), Bertha May (deceased), Joseph Quayle, Frank Baker, Edwin McKinley (deceased).

father:
William Bristow

mother:
Savannah (Little) Bristow

spouse:
Margaret A. Hendrix

children:
William H. Bristow Bristow (deceased)

Bertha May Bristow (deceased)

Joseph Quayle Bristow

Frank Baker Bristow

Edwin McKinley Bristow (deceased)