The three attorneys general for the Kansas Territory were appointed by the President of the United States. Since statehood, 44 individuals have served in the role, which was created with the adoption of the state constitution in 1861.
The attorney general is one of four statewide, elected constitutional officers in the executive branch of state government, along with the governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state. From 1861 until 1972, the attorney general served two-year terms. Beginning with the 1974 election, the term was extended to four years.
Click below to read the biographies of the attorneys general of Kansas. Special thanks to Cooper Self for research on these biographies.