John G. Haskell

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John Gideon Haskell (February 5, 1832-November 25, 1907) is an architect who designed portions of the Kansas State Capitol and other public buildings in the state.

Haskell was born in Milton, Vermont. His father in 1854 moved to Lawrence, Kansas with the New England Emigrant Aid Company. He was attending Brown University at the time and had an architect job in Boston. His father died in 1857 and he moved to Kansas where he remained for the rest of his life.[1][2]

He joined the Union army during the American Civil War. After the war he was named official state architect and as such finished the work on the Kansas State Capitol.

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