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Marion County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Marion County

Index to Locations

  • Lebanon Lebanon Cemetery
  • Lebanon Ryder Cemetery
  • Lebanon St. Augustine's Cemetery


    Lebanon Cemetery
    Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      John William Lewis (1841-1913) — also known as John W. Lewis — of Springfield, Washington County, Ky. Born near Greensburg, Green County, Ky., October 14, 1841. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1904; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1890; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1876, 1896. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., December 20, 1913 (age 72 years, 67 days). Interment at Lebanon Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Ryder Cemetery
    Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      James Proctor Knott (1830-1911) — also known as J. Proctor Knott — of Lebanon, Marion County, Ky.; Danville, Boyle County, Ky. Born in Raywick, Washington County (now Marion County), Ky., August 29, 1830. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1857-58; Missouri state attorney general, 1858-61; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1867-71, 1875-83; Governor of Kentucky, 1883-87; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1891. Presbyterian. Died June 18, 1911 (age 80 years, 293 days). Interment at Ryder Cemetery.
      Knott County, Ky. is named for him.
      The city of Proctor, Minnesota (founded in 1894 as Proctorknott; renamed Proctor in 1904), is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Frank Leslie Chelf (1907-1982) — also known as Frank L. Chelf — of Lebanon, Marion County, Ky. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., September 22, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1945-67; defeated, 1966. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Lebanon, Marion County, Ky., September 1, 1982 (age 74 years, 344 days). Interment at Ryder Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Judge Weed S. Chelf and Hallie (Wrather) Chelf; married, June 12, 1935, to Louise Rash.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Augustine's Cemetery
    Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Clement Sidney Hill (1813-1892) — also known as Clement S. Hill — of Lebanon, Marion County, Ky. Born near Lebanon, Marion County, Ky., February 13, 1813. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1839; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1853-55; defeated, 1851 (5th District), 1874 (4th District). Died in Lebanon, Marion County, Ky., January 5, 1892 (age 78 years, 326 days). Interment at St. Augustine's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Hyleme Salem George (1912-2001) — also known as H. S. George; Hyleme Salem Shaheen — of Lebanon, Marion County, Ky. Born in Hamat, Lebanon, January 28, 1912. Democrat. Candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 30th District, 1955; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960, 1964 (alternate). Lebanese ancestry. Died December 23, 2001 (age 89 years, 329 days). Interment at St. Augustine's Cemetery.


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