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Wallace G. Wilkinson, Governor (1941 - 2002)

Wallace Glenn Wilkinson (December 12, 1941 – July 5, 2002) was an American businessman and politician from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. From 1987 to 1991, he served as the state's fifty-seven...

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John Y. Brown, Jr., Governor MP

. John Young Brown, Jr. (born December 28, 1933) is a politician, entrepreneur, and businessman from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He served as the 55th governor of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983, although...

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Louie B. Nunn, Governor (1924 - 2004)

Louie Broady Nunn (March 8, 1924 – January 29, 2004) was the 52nd governor of Kentucky. His election in 1967 made him the first Republican to hold that office since the end of Simeon Willis' t...

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Edward T. Breathitt, Governor (1924 - 2003)

Edward Thompson "Ned" Breathitt, Jr. (November 26, 1924 – October 14, 2003) was a politician from the US state of Kentucky. A member of one of the state's political families, he was the 51st G...

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Bert T. Combs, Governor (1911 - 1991)

Bertram Thomas Combs (August 13, 1911 – December 4, 1991) was a jurist and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. After serving on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, he was elected the 50th G...

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Lawrence W. Wetherby, Governor (1908 - 1994)

Lawerence Winchester Wetherby (January 2, 1908 – March 27, 1994) was a politician from the US state of Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Louisville, he rose through the judicia...

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Earle C. Clements, U.S. Senator (1896 - 1985)

Earle Chester Clements (October 22, 1896 – March 12, 1985) was a politician from the US state of Kentucky. He represented the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senat...

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Simeon S. Willis, Governor (1879 - 1965)

Simeon Slavens Willis (December 1, 1879 – April 1, 1965) was the 46th Governor of Kentucky, United States, serving from 1943 to 1947. He was the only Republican elected governor of Kentucky be...

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Keen Johnson, Governor (1896 - 1970)

Keen Johnson (January 12, 1896 – February 7, 1970) was the 45th Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1939 to 1943. He remains the only journalist to have served in that capacity. After serving i...

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Ruby Laffoon, Governor (1869 - 1941)

Ruby Laffoon (January 15, 1869 – March 1, 1941) was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He was the state's 43rd governor, serving from 1931 to 1935. At age 17, Laffoon moved to Washi...

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Flem D. Sampson, Governor (1875 - 1967)

Flemon Davis "Flem" Sampson (January 23, 1875 – May 25, 1967) was the 42nd Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1927 to 1931. He graduated from Valparaiso University in 1894, and opened a law pr...

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William J. Fields, Governor (1874 - 1954)

William Jason Fields (December 29, 1874 – October 21, 1954) was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. Known as "Honest Bill from Olive Hill", he represented Kentucky's Ninth District i...

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James D. Black, Governor (1849 - 1938)

James Dixon Black (September 24, 1849 – August 5, 1938) was the 39th Governor of Kentucky, serving for seven months in 1919. He ascended to the office when Governor Augustus O. Stanley was ele...

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A. Owsley Stanley, Governor, U.S. Senator (1867 - 1958)

Augustus Owsley Stanley I (May 21, 1867 – August 12, 1958) was a politician from the US state of Kentucky. A Democrat, he served as the 38th Governor of Kentucky and also represented the state...

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Augustus E. Willson, Governor (1846 - 1931)

Augustus Everett Willson (October 13, 1846 – August 24, 1931) was the 36th Governor of Kentucky. Orphaned at the age of twelve, Willson went to live with relatives in New England. This move ex...

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J. C. W. Beckham, Governor, U.S. Senator (1869 - 1940)

John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (August 5, 1869 – January 9, 1940) was the 35th Governor of Kentucky and a United States Senator from Kentucky. He was the state's first popularly elected senator...

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William Goebel, Governor (1856 - 1900)

William Justus Goebel (January 4, 1856 – February 3, 1900) was an American politician who served as the 34th Governor of Kentucky for four days in 1900 after having been mortally wounded by an...

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William S. Taylor, Governor (1853 - 1928)

William Taylor was born October 10, 1853 in a log cabin on the Green River, about five miles from Morgantown, Kentucky. He was the first child of Sylvester and Mary G. (Moore) Taylor. He spent his ea...

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Edwin P. Morrow, Governor (1877 - 1935)

Edwin Porch Morrow (November 28, 1877 – June 15, 1935) was an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Kentucky from 1919 to 1923. He was the only Republican elected to this offi...

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William O'Connell Bradley, Governor, U.S. Senator (1847 - 1914)

William O'Connell Bradley (March 18, 1847 – May 23, 1914) was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He served as the 32nd Governor of Kentucky and was later elected by the state legi...

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John Y. Brown, Governor (1835 - 1904)

) John Young Brown (June 28, 1835 – January 11, 1904) was a politician from the US state of Kentucky. He represented the state in the United States House of Representatives and served as its 3...

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J. Proctor Knott, Governor (1830 - 1911)

James Proctor Knott (August 29, 1830 – June 18, 1911) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky and served as the 29th Governor of Kentucky from 1883 to 1887. Born in Kentucky, he moved to Misso...

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Luke P. Blackburn, Governor (1816 - 1887)

Luke Pryor Blackburn (June 16, 1816 – September 14, 1887) was a physician, philanthropist, and politician from the US state of Kentucky. He was elected the 28th governor of Kentucky, serving f...

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James Bennett McCreary (1838 - 1918)

Known residences: - 1860, 1870: Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky [1,2] ---------------------------------- Supporting Documents: 1. 1860 United States Federal Census (June 4, 1860) 2. 1870 U...

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Preston Hopkins Leslie (1819 - 1907)

Preston Hopkins Leslie (March 8, 1819 – February 7, 1907) was the 26th Governor of Kentucky from 1871 to 1875 and territorial governor of Montana from 1887 to 1889. He ascended to the office o...

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Colonel Thomas E. Bramlette (USA), Governor (1817 - 1875)

Thomas Elliott Bramlette (January 3, 1817 – January 12, 1875) was the 23rd Governor of Kentucky. He was elected in 1863 and guided the state through the latter part of the Civil War and the be...

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James Fisher Robinson, Governor (1800 - 1882)

James Fisher Robinson (October 4, 1800 – October 31, 1882) was the 22nd Governor of Kentucky, serving the remainder of the unfinished term of Governor Beriah Magoffin. Magoffin, a Confederate ...

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Beriah Magoffin, Jr., Gov. (1815 - 1885)

lawyer, planter, and governor "As governor of Kentucky... he opposed secession, favored compromise, and sought ot preserve the neutrality of his state. .. he refused Lincoln's call for troops, . and....

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Lazarus W. Powell, Governor, U.S. Senator (1812 - 1867)

Lazarus Whitehead Powell (October 6, 1812 – July 3, 1867) was the 19th Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1851 to 1855. He was later elected to represent Kentucky in the U.S. Senate from 1859 ...

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Gov. John LaRue Helm (1802 - 1867)

Politician. Served in the Kentucky House of Representatives (1826), Kentucky State Senate (1844), Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1848-1850) and Governor of Kentucky (1850-1851, 1867). -----------...

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Robert P. Letcher, Governor (1788 - 1861)

Robert Perkins Letcher (February 10, 1788 – January 24, 1861) was a politician and lawyer from the US state of Kentucky. He served as a U.S. Representative, Minister to Mexico, and the 15th Go...

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James T. Morehead, Governor, U.S. Senator (1797 - 1854)

) James Turner Morehead (May 24, 1797 – December 28, 1854) was a United States Senator and the 12th Governor of Kentucky. He was the first native-born Kentuckian to hold the governorship of th...

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John Breathitt, Governor (1786 - 1834)

John Breathitt (September 9, 1786 – February 21, 1834) was the 11th Governor of Kentucky. He was the first Democrat to hold this office and was the second Kentucky governor to die in office. S...

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Thomas "Stonehammer" Metcalfe, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (c.1780 - 1855)

United States politician, serving many different posts throughout his life, including U.S. Representative, Senator, and Governor of Kentucky. Metcalfe County, Kentucky was named after him. Born in Fa...

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Governor Joseph Desha (1768 - 1842)

Info added per the DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood published 1895 showing "a soldier in the Revolution at 15 years of age, with Mad Anthony Wayne in '96, a major general ...

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John Adair, Governor, U.S. Senator (1757 - 1840)

John Adair (January 9, 1757 – May 19, 1840) was an American pioneer, soldier and statesman. He was the eighth Governor of Kentucky and represented the state in both the U.S. House and Senate. ...

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Gabriel Slaughter, Governor MP (1767 - 1830)

Gabriel Slaughter (December 12, 1767 – September 19, 1830) was the seventh Governor of Kentucky and was the first person to ascend to that office upon the death of the sitting governor. His fa...

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Maj. Gen. Charles Scott (Continental Army), Governor MP (1739 - 1813)

Charles Scott Birth: Apr., 1739 - Goochland County, Virginia, USA Death:  Oct. 22, 1813 - Clark County, Kentucky, USA Parents: Samuel Scott Wives: Frances Sweeney, Judith (Bell) Gist ...

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Gov. Christopher Greenup MP (1750 - 1818)

Governor 1804-1808 , Kentucky Governor Christopher Greenup Term: 1804-1808 Party: Jeffersonian Republican Resident KY County: Mercer/Fayette Election Returns: Christopher Greenup (Unopposed...

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Col. James Garrard, 2nd Governor of Kentucky (1749 - 1822)

2nd Governor of Kentucky. In office June 7, 1796 – September 5, 1804. DAR Ancestor #: A044132 Service: VIRGINIA Rank: COLONEL Birth: 1-14-1749 STAFFORD CO VIRGINIA Death: 1-19-1822...

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John W. Stevenson, Governor, U.S. Senator (1812 - 1886)

John White Stevenson (May 4, 1812 – August 10, 1886) was a U.S. Representative, the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, the 25th Governor of Kentucky and U.S. Senator. His father, Andrew Ste...

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George W. Johnson, 1st Confederate Governor of Kentucky (1811 - 1862)

) George Washington Johnson (May 27, 1811 – April 8, 1862) was the first Confederate governor of Kentucky. A lawyer-turned-farmer from Scott County, Kentucky, Johnson favored secession as a me...

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Happy Chandler, Governor, U.S. Senator (1898 - 1991)

Albert Benjamin ("Happy") Chandler, Sr. (July 14, 1898 – June 15, 1991) was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in the U.S. Senate and served as its 44th and...

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Lt. General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Sr. (CSA) (1823 - 1914)

. Simon Bolivar Buckner (April 1, 1823 – January 8, 1914) fought in the United States Army in the Mexican–American War and in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ...

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John Jordan Crittenden, US Atty Gen. (1787 - 1863)

John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1787 – July 26, 1863) was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He twice served as United States Attorney General – in the administrations ...

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James Clark, Governor (1779 - 1840)

) James Clark (January 16, 1779 – September 27, 1839) was a 19th-century American politician who served in all three branches of Kentucky's government and in the U.S. House of Representatives....

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Charles A. Wickliffe, Governor, U.S. Postmaster General MP (1788 - 1869)

Charles Anderson Wickliffe (June 8, 1788 – October 31, 1869) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. He also served as Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, the 14th Governor of K...

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George Thomas Madison (1763 - 1816)

George Madison (June 1763 – October 14, 1816) was the sixth Governor of Kentucky. He was the first governor of Kentucky to die in office, serving only a few weeks in 1816. Little is known of M...

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Isaac Shelby, 1st & 5th Governor of Kentucky MP (1750 - 1826)

Isaac Shelby (December 11, 1750 – July 18, 1826) was the first and fifth Governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky and served in the state legislatures of Virginia and North Carolina. He was also...

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William Owsley, 16th Governor of Kentucky (1782 - 1862)

William Owsley (March 24, 1782 – December 9, 1862) was an associate justice on the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the 16th Governor of Kentucky. He also served in both houses of the Kentucky Ge...

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Charles S. Morehead, Governor MP (1802 - 1868)

Charles Slaughter Morehead (July 7, 1802 – December 21, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, and served as the 20th Governor of Kentucky. Though a member of the Whig Party for most of ...

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