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Lawyer Politicians in Kentucky, A

Kathleen Q. Abernathy Kathleen Quinn Abernathy (b. 1956) — also known as Kathleen Q. Abernathy — of Kentucky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 5, 1956. Republican. Lawyer; member, Federal Communications Commission, 2001-05. Female. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Federal Communications Commission
  Jerry Edwin Abramson (b. 1946) — also known as Jerry E. Abramson; "Mayor for Life" — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born September 12, 1946. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1986-98, 2003-11; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 2011-. Jewish. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  George Adams (1784-1844) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Natchez, Adams County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Lynchburg, Va., August 1, 1784. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1810-11, 1814; Mississippi state attorney general, 1828-29; U.S. Attorney for Mississippi, 1830-36; U.S. District Judge for Mississippi, 1836-38; resigned 1838. Died in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., August 14, 1844 (age 60 years, 13 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Father of William Wirt Adams (1819-1888).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Green Adams (1812-1884) — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., August 20, 1812. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1839; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1844; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1847-49, 1859-61; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1851-56. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 18, 1884 (age 71 years, 151 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Uncle of George Madison Adams (1837-1920).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel W. Adams (b. 1873) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 80th District, 1902-04, 1922-24; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1924; member of Kentucky state senate 24th District, 1926-30. Burial location unknown.
  James Lusk Alcorn (1816-1894) — also known as James L. Alcorn — of Livingston County, Ky.; Friars Point, Coahoma County, Miss. Born near Golconda, Pope County, Ill., November 4, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1843; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1846, 1856-57; member of Mississippi state senate, 1848-54; candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1856; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of Mississippi, 1870-71; defeated, 1873; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1871-77. Died in Friars Point, Coahoma County, Miss., December 20, 1894 (age 78 years, 46 days). Interment at Alcorn Cemetery, Friars Point, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of James Alcorn (1788-1859) and Louisa (Lusk) Alcorn (1794-1858); married 1839 to Mary Catherine Stewart (died 1849); married 1850 to Amelia Walton Glover.
  Alcorn County, Miss. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George H. Alexander (b. 1857) — of Jefferson County, Ky. Born in 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate 38th District, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Mitchell Cary Alford (1855-1914) — of Kentucky. Born in Fayette County, Ky., 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1891-95. Died December 9, 1914 (age about 59 years). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Charles Mengel Allen (1916-2000) — also known as Charles M. Allen — of Kentucky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 22, 1916. Lawyer; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1961-71; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, 1971-85; took senior status 1985. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 4, 2000 (age 83 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Henry Dixon Allen (1854-1924) — also known as Henry D. Allen — of Morganfield, Union County, Ky. Born near Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., June 24, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; Union County School Commissioner; Union County Attorney; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1899-1903. Died in Morganfield, Union County, Ky., March 9, 1924 (age 69 years, 259 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Morganfield, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob Embry Allen (1868-1919) — also known as J. Embry Allen — of Fayette County, Ky. Born December 31, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate 27th District, 1900-06. Died in Fayette County, Ky., May 22, 1919 (age 50 years, 142 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin R. Allen (1840?-?).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James A. Allen (b. 1871) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Chenaultt, Breckinridge County, Ky., June 1, 1871. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 9th District, 1902; defeated (Republican), 1903; Republican candidate for New York state senate 16th District, 1905; Independence League candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908; Independence League candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1910. Disciples of Christ. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of A. S. Allen and Letitia (Gilliland) Allen; married, October 31, 1900, to Lula Pearl Jeffers.
  Lafon Allen (1871-1952) — of Glenview, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 2, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1922-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Alpha Delta Phi. Died August 3, 1952 (age 81 years, 1 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Charles James Fox Allen and Caroline (Belknap) Allen; married, September 21, 1911, to Emma Hunter Powell (1883-1957).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Anderson (1814-1895) — of Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 1, 1814. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate, 1844; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1864-65; Governor of Ohio, 1865-66. Died in Kuttawa, Lyon County, Ky., September 2, 1895 (age 81 years, 93 days). Interment at Kuttawa Cemetery, Kuttawa, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of William Marshall Anderson (1807-1881); granduncle of Larz Anderson; first cousin once removed of John Marshall.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Anderson-Marshall family of Ohio and West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Campbell Anderson (1830-1891) — also known as Joseph C. Anderson — of Kansas. Born in Jessamine County, Ky., 1830. Lawyer; member of Kansas territorial legislature, 1855; arrested and imprisoned during the Civil War for refusing to sign an oath of allegiance to the Union. Died in 1891 (age about 61 years). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Anderson (1794-1873) and Mary (Campbell) Anderson (1797-1842); married to Dovey Blythe (1846-1914).
  Anderson County, Kan. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucien Anderson (1824-1898) — also known as Lucian Anderson — of Mayfield, Graves County, Ky. Born near Mayfield, Graves County, Ky., June 23, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1852; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1855-57; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1863-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1864. Died in Mayfield, Graves County, Ky., October 18, 1898 (age 74 years, 117 days). Interment at Anderson Family Cemetery, Mayfield, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Ann Rebecca Lochridge (1847-1863).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Raymond Douglas Anderson (b. 1927) — also known as Raymond Anderson — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Born in Lincoln County, Ky., November 3, 1927. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Bowie County Republican Party, 1967-70, 1972-73; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972. Baptist. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Kiwanis. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Whitley Anderson and Caroline (Otto) Anderson; married, September 5, 1953, to Lois Powell.
  Richard Clough Anderson, Jr. (1788-1826) — also known as Richard C. Anderson, Jr. — of Kentucky. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 4, 1788. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1814-15, 1821-22; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1822; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1817-21; U.S. Minister to Gran Colombia, 1823-26, died in office 1826. Died, of yellow fever, near Cartagena, Colombia, July 24, 1826 (age 37 years, 354 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Jefferson County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Anderson and Elizabeth (Clark) Anderson.
  Anderson County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Lilbourne Anderson (1808-1885) — also known as Thomas L. Anderson — of Palmyra, Marion County, Mo. Born near Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., December 8, 1808. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1840-44; candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1844, 1848, 1852; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1845-46; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1857-61. Died in Palmyra, Marion County, Mo., March 6, 1885 (age 76 years, 88 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Palmyra, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Marshall Anderson (1807-1881) — also known as W. Marshall Anderson — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio; Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 24, 1807. Lawyer; explorer; surveyor; candidate for Congress from Ohio. Catholic. Died in Ohio, January 7, 1881 (age 73 years, 349 days). Interment at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Duncan McArthur (1772-1839); son of Richard Anderson and Sarah (Marshall) Anderson; brother of Charles Anderson; granduncle of Larz Anderson; first cousin once removed of John Marshall.
  Political family: Anderson-Marshall family of Ohio and West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Philip Ardery Philip Pendleton Ardery (1914-2012) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., March 6, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1946; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1956. Disciples of Christ; later Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 26, 2012 (age 98 years, 142 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Breckinridge Ardery (1887-1967) and Julia Hoge Spencer Ardery; married, December 6, 1941, to Anne Stuyvesant Tweedy (second great-granddaughter of Samuel Tweedy).
  Political family: Tweedy family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Kentucky National Guard
  William Breckinridge Ardery (1887-1967) — also known as William B. Ardery — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., August 11, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 73rd District, 1930-31; candidate for nomination for Governor of Kentucky, 1931; circuit judge in Kentucky 14th District, 1936-67. Disciples of Christ. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution; American Judicature Society; Society of Colonial Wars. Died of a heart attack, in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., July 25, 1967 (age 79 years, 348 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Porter Ardery and Mary Ella (Adair) Ardery; married, April 14, 1910, to Julia Hoge Spencer; father of Philip Pendleton Ardery (1914-2012).
  Political family: Tweedy family.
  David L. Armstrong (b. 1941) — also known as Dave Armstrong — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., August 6, 1941. Democrat. Lawyer; Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney, 1976-83; Kentucky state attorney general, 1984-88; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1987; Jefferson County Judge-Executive, 1989-99; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1999-2003. Member, Sigma Chi. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
Homer Arnett Homer Arnett (1903-1985) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., January 29, 1903. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1949-50; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1952; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1957-66 (Kalamazoo County 1st District 1957-64, 46th District 1965-66); defeated in primary, 1966. Methodist. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., May 9, 1985 (age 82 years, 100 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, December 22, 1925, to Florence L. York (1904-1989).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  David Rice Atchison (1807-1886) — also known as David R. Atchison — of Plattsburg, Clinton County, Mo.; Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Frogtown, Fayette County, Ky., August 11, 1807. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1834, 1838; circuit judge in Missouri, 1841; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1843-48, 1849-55. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. An organizer of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Thought by some to have been president for one day in 1849, because President Zachary Taylor refused to be inaugurated on a Sunday. Died near Gower, Clinton County, Mo., January 26, 1886 (age 78 years, 168 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Mo.; statue at Clinton County Courthouse Grounds, Plattsburg, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Atchison and Catherine (Allen) Atchison.
  Atchison counties in Kan. and Mo. are named for him.
  The city of Atchison, Kansas, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert A. Athey (1825-1901) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., 1825. Lawyer; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1874-91. Died in 1901 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  George Sublett Atkinson (1892-1967) — also known as George S. Atkinson — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., November 17, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1924; chair of Dallas County Republican Party, 1925-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Bar Association. Died in February, 1967 (age 74 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry W. Atkinson and Lizzie (Sublett) Atkinson.
  Eugene Rufus Attkisson (1873-1939) — also known as Eugene Attkisson — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Lavinia, Carroll County, Tenn., October 31, 1873. Democrat. College teacher; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Elks; Lions. Died in 1939 (age about 65 years). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. John Rufus Attkisson and Elizabeth Moss (Lanier) Attkisson; married, June 6, 1900, to Grace Crawford Dorney.
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