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Curtis was born in in Topeka while Kansas was still a territory, and he spent his early years living in both white and Native American communities.

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His mother, Ellen Pappan, was one-quarter Kaw, and was the great granddaughter of White Plume, a chief who offered assistance to the Lewis and Clark expedition inaccording to Curtis' U. Senate biography. Pappan died when Islandia NY dating son was 3 years old. His father, Orren Curtis, a white man, fought in the Civil War and had a reputation for drinking.

He was eventually dishonorably discharged from the Union Army and court martialed for killing three prisoners.

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Before he spoke English, Curtis learned French and Kansa from his mother and her parents, whom he lived with on a Kaw reservation in Council Grove, Kansas, after her death. Despite the harsh conditions there, Curtis loved life on the reservation.

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But Kansas was in turmoil. Inthe Kaw were forced to move from Kansas date night in Newark NJ what is now Oklahoma, and Curtis had a choice to make: Go south with his maternal grandparents or return to Topeka and live with his father's parents.

The decision, Goodrich says, was largely made for him: Go back to Topeka, get an education, and make something of yourself, his creative date ideas in Newark told him. Back in Topeka, Curtis worked hard and studied hard, and the political proclivities of his fraternal grandmother began to rub off on him, according to Goodrich.

ByCurtis had been admitted to the Kansas Executive dating Pueblo and began practicing in Topeka. Three years later, at the age of 24, he was elected Shawnee County attorney, where he took a hard line enforcing the state's prohibition laws.

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Reflecting on a political tour looking for girl in Muskegon MI took with Curtis injournalist William Allen White said he'd never met anyone who could charm a hostile audience as effectively.

White also noted Curtis' way of remembering all the Republicans in each town, using a little book that he filled with all their names.

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Curtis made the jump to national politics inwinning a seat in the U. House of Representatives and serving seven terms. As a Congressman, he crafted and navigated the Curtis Tallahassee ma dating of through Congress and into law.

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It was his most lasting legacy as a lawmaker, according to Goodrich. The law abolished tribal governments, broke up communal lands and allowed members of the Dawes Commission in No strings dating Houston Texas, but not tribes themselves, to determine who was and who was not a tribal member.

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Curtis served two terms in the U. Senate, first appointed to the post by the Kansas Legislature in and serving untilwhen Democrats took control of the Statehouse. With the passage of the 17th Amendment, which allowed voters to elect Senators directly, Curtis was sent back online dating Spartanburg SC distance first meeting Washington in and he served 14 more years.

While in the Senate, Curtis served as Senate president pro tempore, minority whip and Republican majority leader. He also led the Senate floor debate for the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

He had the same name as a man sought by topeka police. he says officer punched him.

Idaho Sen. William Borah called him "a great reconciler, a walking political encyclopedia and one of the best political poker players in America. Senator after Curtis reed in to become vice president. Though Curtis had long held presidential ambitions and worked hard behind the scenes to make it happen, his rise to the upper echelons of the executive branch was ultimately unsatisfying. It was on odd pairing, considering the two had been at odds since at leastwhen Hoover had campaigned for Democratic candidates.

That tension extended through their time in the White Romantic date ideas Houston Texas TX, although Curtis spent little time there, according to Goodrich, and largely neutered his ability to get anything done.

Charles curtis was a leading voice in the fight for women's suffrage. he also orchestrated the breakup of tribal government and communal land in what is now the state of oklahoma.

Having been been fully ensconced in Washington's political scene for decades, Curtis stayed there after his term ended and practiced law. He died of a heart attack in and was buried at the Topeka Cemetery.

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