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Joseph Little Bristow


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


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


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


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.


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


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

William Bristow

Savannah (Little) Bristow

Margaret A. Hendrix

William H. Bristow Bristow (deceased)

Bertha May Bristow (deceased)

Joseph Quayle Bristow

Frank Baker Bristow

Edwin McKinley Bristow (deceased)