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John McCuish

John McCuishAKA John Berridge McCuish

Born: 22-Jun-1906
Birthplace: Leadville, CO
Died: 12-Mar-1962
Location of death: Newton, KS [1]
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, KS

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Kansas, 1957

Military service: US Army (infantryman, WWII)

A newspaperman and Republican activist who was Lieutenant Governor, McCuish became Governor upon the resignation of Fred Hall, whom he then promptly appointed to the State Supreme Court. His sole act as governor prevented his successor George Docking, a Democrat, from exercising the appointment. McCuish's term of 11 days was the shortest in state history. Afterwards he resumed his career as publisher.

[1] 5 Circle Dr., Newton, KS.

Father: John B. McCuish (Presbyterian minister)
Mother: Anna
Sister: Anna Margaret McCuish
Sister: Helen Oltman
Wife: Cora E. Hedrick (m. 9-Sep-1925, until his death)

    High School: Newton High School, Newton, KS
    Military School: Kemper Military School, Boonville, MO
Washburn University (1925)

    Governor of Kansas (3-Jan-1957 to 14-Jan-1957)
    Lieutenant Governor of Kansas (1954-57)
    Kansas State Official Chairman, Kansas Commission of Revenue and Taxation (1939-43)
    Harvey County News Owner and Editor (1930-58)
    Hillsboro Star Owner and Editor
    American Legion
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry Newton Masonic Lodge
    Veterans of Foreign Wars

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