"The Legislative Assembly on Feb. 12, 1858, provided for the appointment of a Territorial Superintendent of Common Schools by the Governor. (Laws, 1858, ch. 8, p. 44.) James H. Noteware was appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Council as Superintendent on the same day the office was created and entered upon his duties March 1, 1858.
He was succeeded by Samuel W. Greer, who was elected Superintendent, Oct. 4, 1858, and entered upon his duties Dec. 2, 1858. John C. Douglas was elected Superintendent of Public Schools, November, 1860, and qualified Jan. 2, 1861. He entered upon his duties Jan. 7, 1861. His term expired the following month, upon the organization of the State government at Topeka." -- (Bibliography of the OfficialPublications of Kansas 1854-1958, p. 18)
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