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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Kentucky

  Samuel Thruston Ballard (1855-1926) — also known as S. Thruston Ballard — of Glenview, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 11, 1855. Founder and president of Ballard & Ballard, flour millers; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1919-23. Episcopalian. Died January 18, 1926 (age 70 years, 341 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Leon Enoch Browder (1893-1953) — also known as Leon Browder — of Fulton, Fulton County, Ky. Born in Fulton, Fulton County, Ky., September 25, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; business executive; officer in oil drilling companies; partner, Browder Milling Co.; director, City National Bank of Fulton, Ky.; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; American Legion; Farm Bureau. Died September 26, 1953 (age 60 years, 1 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Fulton, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch A. Browder and Edna (Ramsey) Browder; married, June 21, 1924, to Catherine Jackson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edwards (1748-1837) — of Kentucky. Born in Stafford County, Va., 1748. Planter; miller; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1781-85; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1792-95; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1795; member of Kentucky state senate, 1796-1800. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., 1837 (age about 89 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Bourbon County, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Susanna Wroe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James La Fayette Evans (1825-1903) — also known as James L. Evans — of Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Born in Clayville, Harrison County, Ky., March 27, 1825. Republican. Merchant; grain elevator business; meat packing business; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1875-79; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Died in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., May 28, 1903 (age 78 years, 62 days). Interment at Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
David R. Francis David Rowland Francis (1850-1927) — also known as David R. Francis — of St. Louis, Mo. Born near Richmond, Madison County, Ky., October 1, 1850. Democrat. Grain merchant; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1884, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker); mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1885-89; Governor of Missouri, 1889-93; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1896-97; U.S. Ambassador to Russia, 1916-17. Died in St. Louis, Mo., January 15, 1927 (age 76 years, 106 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Francis and Eliza (Rowland) Francis; married 1876 to Jane Perry.
  See also National Governors Association biography — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Books about David Rowland Francis: Harper Barnes, Standing on a Volcano : The Life and Times of David Rowland Francis
  Image source: Munsey's Magazine, October 1903
  Willis Green (1818-1893) — of Green, Elliott County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., 1818. Whig. Miller; lumber business; merchant; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1836-37; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1839-45 (6th District 1839-43, 2nd District 1843-45). Slaveowner. Died in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., 1893 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Green and Elizabeth (Stuart) Green.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
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