A biography of Clarina Nichols, a women's rights activist who led efforts to make Kansas the first state to allow women to vote, is included in "John Brown to Bob Dole." The essay was written by Kristen Tegtmeier Oertel.
Mary Elizabeth Lease, a populist attorney, is one of the famous Kansans featured in "John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History." Rebecca Edwards wrote the essay.
Virgil Dean wrote a biography of Walter A. Huxman, pictured with his wife, Eula, for "John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History." Huxman served as Kansas governor from 1937-1939 before losing a re-election bid and being appointed a judge on the 10th United States District Court in Topeka.
William Allen White is featured in a collection of mini-biographies of Kansans who made a difference to the nation. The book, "John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History" is published by University Press of Kansas. The book's editor is Virgil Dean, of Lawrence.