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Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin (born January 9, 1967) is an American businessman and the 62nd and current Governor of Kentucky, since December 8, 2015. He is only the third Republican elected Governor...

11/5/2015 1/19/2016

Wendell Hampton Ford (born September 8, 1924) is a retired politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He served for twenty-four years in the U.S. Senate and was the 53rd Governor of Kentucky. He was...

1/13/2012 6/19/2015

Steven Lynn "Steve" Beshear (born September 21, 1944) is an American politician who is the 61st Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. A Democrat, Beshear previously served in the Kentucky House o...

8/25/2008 3/25/2015

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-seventh gove...

3/21/2013 3/21/2013

. 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...

3/21/2013 3/21/2013

Louie B. Nunn, Governor MP (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' term in ...

3/21/2013 3/21/2013

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 Governor...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

Bert T. Combs, Governor MP (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 Governor...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

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 judicial syste...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

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. Senate and w...

1/13/2012 3/20/2013

Simeon S. Willis, Governor MP (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 between 1...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

Keen Johnson, Governor MP (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 in World...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

Ruby Laffoon, Governor MP (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 Washington, ...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

Flem D. Sampson, Governor MP (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 practice ...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

William J. Fields, Governor MP (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 in the U...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

James D. Black, Governor MP (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 elected to...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

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 in bot...

1/7/2012 3/20/2013

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 exposed h...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

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 follow...

9/12/2009 3/20/2013

William Goebel, Governor MP (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 assass...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

William S. Taylor, Governor MP (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...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

Edwin P. Morrow, Governor MP (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 office betw...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

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 legislature...

1/8/2012 3/20/2013

) 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 31st gov...

2/10/2009 3/20/2013

J. Proctor Knott, Governor MP (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 Missouri in ...

3/20/2013 3/20/2013

Luke P. Blackburn, Governor MP (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 from 187...

12/2/2008 3/19/2013

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

9/24/2008 3/19/2013

Governor Leslie MP (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 of governo...

6/5/2009 3/19/2013

Gov. Thomas Bramlette MP (1817 - 1875)

Given name has also been reported to be Thomas Eliott . Thomas Elliott Bramlette (January 3, 1817 – January 12, 1875) was the 23rd Governor of Kentucky. He was elected in 1863 and guided the state ...

1/2/2008 3/19/2013

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 sympath...

3/19/2013 3/19/2013

Gov. Beriah Magoffin MP (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....

12/5/2008 3/19/2013

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 to 1865...

1/7/2012 3/19/2013

Gov. John LaRue Helm MP (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). -----------...

4/3/2009 3/19/2013

Robert P. Letcher, Governor MP (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 Governor ...

2/2/2007 3/19/2013

) 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 the state...

1/7/2012 3/19/2013

John Breathitt, Governor MP (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. Shortly ...

1/26/2009 3/19/2013

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...

6/17/2007 3/19/2013

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 ...

12/3/2010 3/19/2013

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. Adair e...

11/20/2008 3/19/2013

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 family mo...

7/12/2009 3/19/2013

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 Revo...

9/3/2007 3/19/2013

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...

2/19/2009 3/19/2013

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 MT LEB...

6/21/2008 3/19/2013

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 Stevenson,...

1/7/2012 2/22/2013

) 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 means of ...

2/21/2013 2/21/2013

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

""Happy""

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 49th g...

8/23/2011 2/21/2013

. 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. He later serve...

2/14/2009 2/21/2013

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 of William Hen...

12/26/2008 2/21/2013

James Clark, Governor MP (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. His po...

7/25/2008 2/21/2013

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 Kentucky...

9/12/2009 2/21/2013

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 Madison'...

10/25/2008 2/21/2013

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

"Governor Isaac Shelby"

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 a sold...

8/11/2007 1/23/2013

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 General A...

7/12/2008 1/23/2013

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 his pol...

1/22/2013 1/22/2013