William A Dearth nominated to Senate
Appoint Parsons Man To Senate PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — William William A. Dearth, 55-year-old Parsons Parsons insurance man, was nominated nominated last night to fill a vacancy vacancy in the Kansas Senate. Democratic committees from Labette, Neosho and Wilson counties comprising the 2nd Senatorial District voted unanimously unanimously to recommend Dearth to Gov. William H. A very for appointment appointment to the seat formerly held by Wade M. Ferguson of Parsons. Ferguson resigned recently recently because of poor health. Dearth told the committee members after his nomination that he will be a candidate for election to the Senate in 1968. He will fill the remaining two years of Ferguson's unexpired term. No other candidate was presented to the three committees committees for consideration. Dearth has served three terms as Labette County clerk and two terms as a Parsons city commissioner. He also served as mayor of Parsons during his terms as commissioner under the manager plan of government. government. The senator • designate presently is serving as chairman chairman of the Parsons Urban Renewal Renewal Agency.