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  Photograph, David Rice Atchison
Author: Whitehurst, Jessie H.
Date: 1850

David Rice Atchison was a proslavery leader from Missouri. He represented that state in the U.S. Senate from 1843 to 1855. He was involved in various aspects of the territorial conflict, allegedly riding with the raiders who sacked Lawrence in 1856. The town of Atchison and Atchison County were named for him.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: B Atchison, David R. *3
Item Number: 101373              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Atchison, David Rice, 1807-1886; Daguerreotypes; Missouri; Photographs and Illustrations; Proslavery supporters; Whitehurst, Jessie H.

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