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Banker , director , Lawyer , rancher

Paul Leon Aylward, American Lawyer, banker, rancher ( law: pract. & administration, Director)Condemnation (eminent domain)Estate planning. Commercial, contracts (including commercial financing)lawyer, banker, rancher. member exec; member Kans.


Aylward, Paul Leon was born on March 1, 1908 in Stonington, Illinois, United States. Son of Dennis E. and Via (Holben) Aylward.


Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, Chicago Kent College Law, 1930.


Bar: Illinois 1930, Kansas 1931, United States Dist Court Kansas 1931, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1941. Sole practice, Elsworth, Kansas, 1931-1940. County attorney Ellsworth, 1933-1939.

Attorney city of Ellsworth, 1938-1963, 66-72. Special attorney unites states department Justice, 1940-1953. Partner Aylward, Svaty & Sherman, Ellsworth, 1940-1988.

Director First National Bank Holcomb (Kansas), Citizen's State Bank, Ellsworth. Trustee, past president Ellsworth County Veterinary Memorial Hospital, 1946-1991. Board directors Ellsworth Development Association.

Past chairman Kansas Park Resources Authority. Chairman Kansas Joint Council onRecreation, 1967-1974. Active Rural Area Development National Advisory Committee, 1963-1963.

Trustee, past president Smoky Hills Art Foundation, 1968^. Member executive com.Coronado council Boy Scouts American, since 1970, president, 1977-1978. County chairman Democratic party, 1946-1974, chairman 1st District, 1964-1968, 70-74.

Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1960, 68, 72, 76. Chairman Kansans for Carlin for Governor,1977. Member Kansas for Carter Committee, 1976, Kansas Veterans Commission, 1986-1990.Def.

Counsel (director 1967-1972), American Legion (commander Kansas 1953. Nat. legislation committee 1954-1957.


  • Bar: Illinois 1930, Kansas 1931, Kansas (United States Dist Court) 1931, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1941.


Member executive committee Coronado Council Boy Scouts America, since 1970, president, 1977—1978. County chairman Democratic Party, 1946—1974. Chairman 1st District, 1964—1968, 1970—1974.

Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1960, 1968, 1976. Chairman Kansas Carlin Governor, 1977. Member Kansas Carter Committee, 1976, Kansas Veterans Commission, 1986—1990.

Member of American Bar Association, American Legion (Commander Kansas 1953, national legislation committee member 1954-1957), Kansas Association Defense Counsel, Kansas Bar Association (director 1967-1972).


Married Karma Golden, October 30, 2029. Children: Paul, Patricia Thompson, Peter.

Dennis E. Aylward

Via (Holben) Aylward

Karma Golden

Paul Aylward

Patricia Thompson Aylward

Peter Aylward