The 1930 Kansas gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1930. Harry H. Woodring was elected Governor of Kansas, becoming only the fourth member of the Democratic Party to hold the position in state history, he won with only 34.96% of the vote, with the remainder being split between Republican candidate Frank Haucke and independent write-in candidate John R. Brinkley. Woodring's final margin of victory over Haucke was 0.04 percent. The incumbent governor, Republican Clyde M. Reed, did not stand for re-election. After losing his medical and broadcast licenses, "goat-gland doctor" John R. Brinkley decided to run for governor, a position that would enable him to appoint his own members to the medical board and thus regain his right to practice medicine, he began his candidacy in September 1930. He used his radio station to help his campaign, including recruiting a country music star to campaign for him, he made use of several other publicity stunts. Brinkley campaigned on a vague program that included public works, lower taxes, old-age pensions.
Because Brinkley announced his campaign so late, he had to run as a write-in candidate. Three days before the election, the Attorney General of Kansas announced that the rules surrounding write-in candidates had changed, that Brinkley's name could only be written in in one specific way for the vote to count. An article published at the time in The Des Moines Register estimated that between 30,000 and 50,000 ballots were disqualified in this manner; the successful candidate, Woodring admitted he would have lost had all of Brinkley's votes been counted. Woodring won 39 counties, Haucke won 38 counties, Brinkley 28 counties. List of third party and independent United States state governors
Yeshaya Steiner, was a Rebbe in the town of Kerestir near Miskolc in Hungary. Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner was born in 1851 to Rabbi Moshe and Hentsha Miriam Steiner in the village of Zborov near Bardeyov; when he was 3 years old, his father died. At the age of 12, his mother sent him to study in Hungary with Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh of Liska the author of Ach Pri Tevua, who appointed him as his servant; when Tzvi Hirsh died and his son-in-law Rabbi Chaim Friedlander author of Tal Chaim succeeded him, Steiner started travelling to Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz. After the death of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz, he became a disciple of Rabbi Mordechai Leifer. Leifer suggested that he move in Hungary. In Kerestir, Steiner became a Hasidic Rebbe and became known as a miracle worker, tens of thousands of Hasidim came to his court, he was known as hospitable on an institutional scale. In recent years, hospitality projects have developed in his town of Kerestir. Steiner's image is used as an amulet by those Jews who believe that it wards away mice and offers protection against misfortune.
His children were: Rabbi Avraham. In 1925 he was succeeded by his son Avraham. Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rubin, Grand Rabbi of Kerestir in Borough Park, Brooklyn Rabbi Naftali Grosz Grand Rabbi of Kerestir-Berbesht, Son-in-Law of Rabbi Avraham Steiner. Brooklyn New York, Miami Beach. After Grosz died in 1988, his son, Rabbi Rafeal Grosz, became the new Kerestir Rebbe in Miami Beach. Rabbi Yeshaya Gross, eldest son of Rabbi Naftali Grosz, of Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Grand Rabbi of Kerestir-Berbesht, Brooklyn NY, Desert Hot Springs California. Rebbe Yeshayah Steiner Rebbe Avrohom Steiner, son of Rebbe Yeshaya Rabbi Shmuel Gross, son-in-law of Rebbe Yeshaya Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein, son-in-law of Rebbe Yeshaya Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Alter Landa, son-in-law of Rebbe Yeshaya Rebbe Meir Yosef Rubin of Kerestir, son-in-law of Rebbe Avrohom Rebbe Naftoli Gross of Debrecen, brother of Rabbi Yeshaya's son-in-law Rabbi Shmuel and son-in-law of Rebbe Avrohom Rebbe Rafael Gross - Kerestir Rebbe of Miami Beach, son of Rebbe Naftoli Rebbe Chananyah Gross - Kerestir Rebbe of Woodridge, NY, son of Rebbe Rafael Rebbe Yeshaya Grosz - Kerestir-Berbesht Rebbe of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, son of Rebbe Naftoli Rabbi Reuven Grosz - Brachfeld, E.
Israel Rabbi Yoishua Moishe Baruch of Woodmere, son of Rebbe Naftali Rebbi Alter Krausz - present Kerestir Rebbe in Monsey, NY, USA. Rabbi Shmuel David Krausz, grandchild of Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom. Pictures of the grave and more on Kosher Trip Adviser Website FindLaw case on religious freedom Levi Grossman. שם ושארית Shem uSheirith. Jerusalem