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William Agnew Johnston, British judge. member Kan; member Supreme Court of Kan.

Background

Johnston, William Agnew was born on July 24, 1848 in Oxford, Ontario. Son of Mathew and Jane (Agnew) Johnston.

Education

Education common schools. Doctor of Laws, Washburn College, 1900, Baker U., 1901.

Career

Practiced law in Kansas, 1872-1884. Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1875, Senate, 1876-1880. Assistant United State Attorneys for Kansas, 1879.

Attorney general of Kansas, 1880-1882, 1882-1884. Member Supreme Court of Kansas, continuously, 1884-1935, reëlected 9 times, last time, 1930, chief justice, 1903-1935. Home: Topeka, Kan.

Membership

Member Kan; member Supreme Court of Kan.

Connections

Married Lucy Hoisington, 1871 (died 1871). Married second, Lucy Browne, 1875. Children: John Jay, Mistress Margaret J. Brandenburg.

father:
Mathew Johnston

mother:
Jane (Agnew) Johnston

spouse:
Lucy Browne

spouse:
Lucy Hoisington

child:
Mistress Margaret J. Brandenburg Johnston

child:
John Jay Johnston