St. John, John Pierce, an American lawyer; born in Brookville, Ind., Feb. 25, 1833; received a common school education; entered the Union army during the Civil War and served as captain and lieutenant-colonel; removed to Kansas after the war and was elected to the Senate of that state in 1872; was governor of Kansas in 1879-1883. He was a candidate for President of the United States on the Prohibition ticket in 1884. He later became independent in politics.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

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