Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Edward G. Finnup

EDWARD G. FINNUP was born in Vevay, Indiana, December 22, 1870. He attended the public schools in Garden City, and later attended the Northern Indiana Normal Institute at Valparaiso, and the Kansas State University at Lawrence. He was connected with the various interests of his father, and in recent years he has engaged extensively in farming, having some fine ranches in the Arkansas Valley, west of Garden City, and cultivating as much a 1,000 acres in a season. He developed the growing of sweet clover in Western Kansas until he has become the largest grower in the United States, and perhaps in the world. In addition to his farming, he has engaged largely in the cattle business, and has handled thousands of head of cattle in the past fifteen years, and was also in the banking business several years. In these enterprises, he has been remarkably successful.

Mr. Finnup has token an active interest in politics as a democrat, but has never sought office. He had the honor of being selected by his party as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in Kansas City in 1900, and also to the Baltimore Convention in 1912.

On June 14, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Marie E. Flynn at Baltic, Connecticut, and three children were born to this union, Irene W., Gladys K., and Alonzo E., all residing in Garden City.

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