Phil Donnelly. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Missouri Governor Portraits, P1091-18639]

Phil M. Donnelly was born in Lebanon, Missouri, on March 6, 1891. He was educated in…

Daniel Dunklin. [State Historical Society of Missouri, P1042-018634]

Missouri’s fifth governor, Daniel Dunklin, was born on January 14, 1790, in the Greenville…

Lloyd Gaines. [University of Missouri School of Law, Lloyd Gaines Collection]

Lloyd Gaines’s efforts to obtain a legal education in Missouri resulted in a Supreme Court…

Stephen Watts Kearny. [Engraving by Y. B. Welch for Graham’s Magazine, from an original daguerreotype by Peter A. Juley & Son, photographers. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California Faces: Selections from the Bancroft Library Portrait Collection]

Stephen Watts Kearny was born on August 30, 1794, in Newark, New Jersey. He was the…

Austin A. King. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpbh-01330]

Born in Sullivan County, Tennessee, on September 21, 1802, Austin A. King was educated in…

Isidor Loeb. [State Historical Society of Missouri Photographs, 1896–2010, P0137-12873]

Isidor Loeb, a longtime Missouri educator and authority on state government and taxation,…

Louisiana Territory transfer ceremony

The Louisiana Purchase, an 1803 land deal between the United States and France, doubled the size of the United…

Nathaniel Lyon. Engraving by John A. O’Neill. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Art Collection, 15613]

Nathaniel Lyon, a US Army officer from 1841 to 1861, was born in rural Ashford (later…

John Sappington Marmaduke in his Confederate brigadier general’s uniform. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpb-06001]

Born on March 14, 1833, near Arrow Rock, Missouri, John Sappington Marmaduke is the only…

Keith McCanse pictured on the cover of the April 1929 issue of Missouri Game and Fish News. [Courtesy of the Missouri State Archives]

Governor Sam Baker’s appointment of Keith McCanse as game and fish…