BOTKIN, Jeremiah Dunham (1849-1921)

BOTKIN, JEREMIAH DUNHAM, a Representative from Kansas; born near Atlanta, Logan County, Ill., April 24, 1849; attended the country schools; spent one year at De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind.; pursued theological studies, and entered the Methodist ministry in 1870; unsuccessful Prohibition candidate for Governor of Kansas in 1888; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; chaplain of the Kansas senate in 1897; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed ministerial duties; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1908; warden of the State penitentiary, Lansing, Kans., 1913-1915; again resumed his ministerial duties; became a Chautauqua lecturer in 1921; died in Liberal, Seward County, Kans., December 29, 1921; interment in Winfield Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kans.

  • Botkin, Jeremiah Dunham. Cuba ... Speech of Hon. Jeremiah D. Botkin, of Kansas, in the House of Representatives, April 12, 1898. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1898].
  • ------. The loud bill. N.p., 1898.
  • ------. War tax, bonds, and bondholders vs. income tax, silver coinage, greenbacks and the people ... Speech of Hon. Jeremiah D. Botkin, of Kansas, in the House of Representatives ... April 28, 1898. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.