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  Henry Scott Baesler (b. 1941) — also known as Scotty Baesler — of Kentucky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 9, 1941. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Kentucky, 1979-81; mayor of Lexington, Ky., 1982-92; defeated, 1977; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1991; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1993-99; defeated, 2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1998. Still living as of 2000.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
  John Pierson Baird (1830-1881) — also known as John P. Baird — of Vigo County, Ind. Born in Spencer County, Ky., January 5, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1859; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868. Was commander at Fort Granger in Tennessee in June 1863, when he was required to execute by hanging Lawrence Orton Williams and Walter Peter as Confederate spies; an engraving of the execution was on the front page of Harper's Weekly. Both spies were related to Gen. Robert E. Lee's wife and were descendants of Martha Washington. Baird was severely affected by this episode, and had a mental breakdown in 1875. Died in the Indiana Hospital for the Insane, Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., March 7, 1881 (age 51 years, 61 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Howard Henry Baker (1902-1964) — also known as Howard H. Baker — of Huntsville, Scott County, Tenn. Born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., January 12, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1929-30; candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1938; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 (delegation chair); candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1940; board chairman, First National Bank of Oneida; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1951-64; died in office 1964. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Kappa Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, following a heart attack, at Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital, Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., January 7, 1964 (age 61 years, 360 days). Interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of James Frances Baker and Helen (Keen) Baker; married, September 15, 1935, to Edith Irene Bailey (1901-1994); father of Howard Henry Baker, Jr..
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jehu Baker (1822-1903) — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 4, 1822. Republican. Lawyer; St. Clair County Master in Chancery, 1861-65; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1865-69, 1887-89, 1897-99 (12th District 1865-69, 18th District 1887-89, 21st District 1897-99); U.S. Minister to Venezuela, 1878-81, 1882-85; U.S. Consul General in Caracas, as of 1882-85. Died in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., March 1, 1903 (age 80 years, 117 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Leander Evans Baker (d. 1909) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Lawyer; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1869-74. Died in 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Walter Arnold Baker (b. 1937) — also known as Walter A. Baker — of Glasgow, Barren County, Ky. Born in Columbia, Adair County, Ky., February 20, 1937. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 23rd District, 1968-71; member of Kentucky state senate 9th District, 1972-81; resigned 1981; defeated, 1983; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; Rotary. Still living as of 1988.
  Relatives: Son of Herschel Tate Baker and Mattie (Barger) Baker; married, April 24, 1965, to Jane Stark Helm.
  Thomas Austin Ballantine, Jr. (1926-1992) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 22, 1926. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1964-77; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, 1977-91; took senior status 1991. Catholic. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Urban League; American Bar Association. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 18, 1992 (age 65 years, 149 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas A. Ballantine (died 1975) and Marie (Peiffer) Ballantine; married, June 10, 1953, to Nancy Adair Armstrong.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Bland Ballard (1819-1879) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Shelby County, Ky., September 4, 1819. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Kentucky, 1861-79; died in office 1879. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 29, 1879 (age 59 years, 328 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Grandson of Bland Ballard (1761-1853).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Lavan Baltzell (1804-1866) — also known as Thomas Baltzell — of Jackson County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., July 11, 1804. Lawyer; member Florida territorial council, 1832; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from Jackson County, 1838-39; member of Florida territorial senate, 1844-46; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1846-50, 1854-60; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1862-63; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from Leon County, 1865. About 1832, he wounded James D. Westcott in a duel. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., January 14, 1866 (age 61 years, 187 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Leon County, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Harriet Seymour King (1816-1872); father of George Lavan Baltzell (1848-1914).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Venoid Banks (1903-1985) — also known as William V. Banks — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Geneva, Henderson County, Ky., May 6, 1903. Lawyer; ordained minister; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1941; candidate in Democratic primary for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1942; founder and president of WGPR-FM radio and WGPR-TV television station (in 1975, the first Black-owned and operated television station in the U.S.); candidate in Democratic primary for Michigan state house of representatives 10th District, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1976. Baptist. African ancestry. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 24, 1985 (age 82 years, 110 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Ivy Banks (1936?-).
  See also Wikipedia article
Alben W. Barkley Alben William Barkley (1877-1956) — also known as Alben W. Barkley; Willie Alben Barkley; "Dear Alben"; "Little Alby"; "Veep" — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in a log cabin near Lowes, Graves County, Ky., November 24, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; McCracken County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-09; county judge in Kentucky, 1909-13; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1913-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948 (Temporary Chair; chair, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1952; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1923; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1927-49, 1955-56; died in office 1956; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; Vice President of the United States, 1949-53. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Phi Alpha Delta; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died of a heart attack while speaking at the Washington and Lee University Mock Democratic Convention, Lexington, Va., April 30, 1956 (age 78 years, 158 days). Interment at Mt. Kenton Cemetery, Near Paducah, McCracken County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Wilson Barkley and Electra Eliza (Smith) Barkley; married, June 23, 1903, to Dorothy Brower (died 1947); married, November 18, 1949, to Jane Hadley; father of Laura Louise Barkley (who married Douglas MacArthur II (1909-1997)).
  Political families: MacArthur family of Pennsylvania; Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  C. V. Whitney's thoroughbread racehorse "The Veep" (born 1948), was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Alben W. Barkley: Polly Ann Davis, Alben W. Barkley, Senate Majority Leader and Vice President — James K. Libbey, Dear Alben : Mr. Barkley of Kentucky
  Image source: Truman Library
  Marshall Barnes (1897-1985) — of Hartford, Ohio County, Ky.; Beaver Dam, Ohio County, Ky.; Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Beaver Dam, Ohio County, Ky., March 2, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; banker; insurance business; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 21st District, 1932-35; defeated, 1935. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in December, 1985 (age 88 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Barnes and Margaret (Eblen) Barnes; married, October 20, 1929, to Anne Burke (1892?-?).
  Garland Hale Barr IV (b. 1973) — also known as Andy Barr — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 24, 1973. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008 (alternate), 2012; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 2013-; defeated, 2010. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  John Watson Barr (1826-1907) — also known as John W. Barr — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., December 17, 1826. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. District Judge for Kentucky, 1880-99; retired 1899. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 31, 1907 (age 81 years, 14 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Barr and Ann (Watson) Barr.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Dan R. Bartley (b. 1948) — of Louisa, Lawrence County, Ky. Born in Pikeville, Pike County, Ky., August 21, 1948. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Kentucky state house of representatives 99th District, 1973, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Relatives: Son of Robert E. Bartley and Anna R. Bartley.
  Emile B. Beatty (1892-1982) — also known as Emil Beatty — of Beattyville, Lee County, Ky. Born in Beattyville, Lee County, Ky., October 11, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940; circuit judge in Kentucky 23rd District, 1946-52. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Kiwanis; Phi Delta Theta. Died in 1982 (age about 89 years). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James M. Beatty and Josephine (Blount) Beatty; married, January 20, 1951, to Genevieve Spurrier.
  Campbell Eben Beaumont (1883-1954) — also known as Campbell E. Beaumont — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Mayfield, Graves County, Ky., August 27, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; Fresno County District Attorney, 1918-21; superior court judge in California, 1921-39; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1939-54; died in office 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died November 19, 1954 (age 71 years, 84 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edgar Samuel Beaumont and May Viola (Wortham) Beaumont; married, December 6, 1915, to Lucy Madden Hughes.
  See also federal judicial profile
James B. Beck James Burnie Beck (1822-1890) — also known as James B. Beck — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Dumfriesshire (now Dumfries and Galloway), Scotland, February 13, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1860; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1867-75; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1877-90; died in office 1890. Died suddenly, in the Baltimore & Potomac train station, Washington, D.C., May 3, 1890 (age 68 years, 79 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Green Clay Goodloe (brother of William Cassius Goodloe (1841-1889)).
  Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (1869-1940) — also known as J. Crepps Wickliffe Beckham; J. C. W. Beckham — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Wickland, Nelson County, Ky., August 5, 1869. Democrat. School principal; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1894-98; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1898; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1900; Governor of Kentucky, 1900-07; defeated, 1927; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1904, 1908, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1916, 1920, 1936; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1915-21; defeated, 1920, 1936. Presbyterian. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 9, 1940 (age 70 years, 157 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Netherton Beckham and Julia (Wickliffe) Beckham; married, November 21, 1900, to Jean Raphael Fuqua; nephew of Robert Charles Wickliffe (1819-1895); grandson of Charles Anderson Wickliffe; cousin *** of Robert Charles Wickliffe (1874-1912).
  Political family: Wickliffe-Holt family of Louisville, Kentucky.
  Beckham County, Okla. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leslie Thompson Bennett (1910-1977) — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., August 10, 1910. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for Hawaii state house of representatives, 1959. Member, American Bar Association. Died in August, 1977 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Neale Bennett and Mary (Thomson) Bennett; married, January 12, 1946, to Doris Christine Emery.
  Mortimer Murray Benton (1807-1885) — also known as Mortimer M. Benton — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Benton, Yates County, N.Y., January 21, 1807. Lawyer; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1834-35; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1840; member of Kentucky state senate, 1840. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., March 5, 1885 (age 78 years, 43 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  Theodore Moody Berry (1905-2000) — also known as Theodore M. Berry; Ted Berry — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., November 5, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; associate general counsel, Dunbar Life Insurance Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972; mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1972-75. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP; Urban League; Alpha Phi Alpha; Sigma Pi Phi. First Black mayor of Cincinnati. Died October 15, 2000 (age 94 years, 345 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Berry and Cora (Parks) Berry; married 1938 to Johnnie Mae Newton (1910-2002).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Odis William Bertelsman (1900-1991) — also known as Odis W. Bertelsman — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky.; Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., May 14, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; county judge in Kentucky, 1938-50; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1940, 1944, 1948. Member, Elks; Eagles; Freemasons. Died July 13, 1991 (age 91 years, 60 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.
  Relatives: Father of William Odis Bertelsman (1936-).
  William Odis Bertelsman (b. 1936) — of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, January 31, 1936. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1979-. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of Odis William Bertelsman (1900-1991).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Elza Bertram (b. 1868) — of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. Born in Albany, Clinton County, Ky., September 25, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1910; member of Kentucky state senate, 1910-12; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1933. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alvin Bertram and Rose Bruton (Young) Bertram; married, July 16, 1896, to Maggie Ballenger.
  Andrew Graham Beshear (b. 1977) — also known as Andy Beshear — Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 29, 1977. Democrat. Lawyer; Kentucky state attorney general, 2016-19; Governor of Kentucky, 2019-. Disciples of Christ. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Steven Lynn Beshear (1944-) and Jane (Klingner) Beshear.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Steven Lynn Beshear (b. 1944) — also known as Steve Beshear — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Dawson Springs, Hopkins County, Ky., September 21, 1944. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 76th District, 1974-79; Kentucky state attorney general, 1979-83; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1983-87; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1996; Governor of Kentucky, 2007-15; defeated in primary, 1987; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2008. Still living as of 2015.
  Relatives: Father of Andrew Graham Beshear (1977-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George Mortimer Bibb (1776-1859) — also known as George M. Bibb — of Yellow Banks (unknown county), Ky. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., October 30, 1776. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1806, 1817; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1807-08, 1819-24; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1808-10, 1828; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1811-14, 1829-35; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1844-45. Died in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1859 (age 82 years, 166 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Charles Scott (1739-1813); son of Richard Bibb and Lucy (Booker) Bibb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Worth Bingham (1871-1937) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Glenview, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Orange County, N.C., November 8, 1871. Lawyer; publisher of Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1907; Republican candidate for Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1910; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1911; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1933-37. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Society of Colonial Wars; Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega. Died in Baltimore, Md., December 18, 1937 (age 66 years, 40 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Col. Robert Bingham and Delphine Louise (Worth) Bingham; married, May 20, 1896, to Eleanor E. Miller (died 1913); married, November 15, 1916, to Mary Lily (Kenan) Flagler; married, August 20, 1924, to Mrs. James Byron Hilliard.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Gillespie Birney (1792-1857) — also known as James G. Birney — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Huntsville, Madison County, Ala.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; New York, New York County, N.Y.; Lower Saginaw, Saginaw County (now Bay City, Bay County), Mich. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., February 4, 1792. Lawyer; studied law in the office of Alexander J. Dallas in Philadelphia; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1816-18; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1819-20; solicitor general of Alabama, 1823-26; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1828; mayor of Huntsville, Ala., 1829; abolitionist; Liberty candidate for President of the United States, 1840, 1844; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1843, 1845. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Anti-Slavery Society. While traveling in 1845, the horse he was riding bucked; he fell and was injured; his condition worsened over time, leading to tremors and paralysis, and he died as a result, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., November 25, 1857 (age 65 years, 294 days). Interment at Williamsburgh Cemetery, Groveland, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Gillespie Birney and Mary Reed Birney; married, February 16, 1816, to Agatha McDowell; married 1840 to Elizabeth Potts Fitzhugh (sister of Henry Fitzhugh); father of James M. Birney (1817-1888); uncle of Humphrey Marshall; grandfather of Arthur Alexis Birney.
  Political family: Birney family of Danville, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Conquest Cross Black (1842-1928) — also known as James C. C. Black — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Born in Stamping Ground, Scott County, Ky., May 9, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1873-77; U.S. Representative from Georgia 10th District, 1893-95, 1895-97; resigned 1895. Died in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., October 1, 1928 (age 86 years, 145 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Dixon Black (1849-1938) — also known as James D. Black — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Knox County, Ky., September 24, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1876-77; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1896; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1915-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee); Governor of Kentucky, 1919; defeated, 1919. Methodist. French ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., August 4, 1938 (age 88 years, 314 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Barbourville Cemetery, Barbourville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Black and Clarissa (Jones) Black; married 1875 to Mary Jeanett Pitzer.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Perkins Black (1842-1916) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Woodford County, Ky., November 11, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; received the Medal of Honor for action at Pea Ridge, Ark., March 7, 1862; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1886. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died January 3, 1916 (age 73 years, 53 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Black and Josephine (Culbertson) Black; married 1869 to Hortensia M. MacGreal.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Milton Blackburn (1912-1982) — also known as Charles Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., May 31, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of Woodford County Democratic Party, 1952-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Chi; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in Lee County, Fla., August 19, 1982 (age 70 years, 80 days). Interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Alford Blackburn and Laura Browning Blackburn; married 1933 to Martha Hardesty (divorced); great-grandnephew of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin five times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862).
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Joseph C. S. Blackburn Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn (1838-1918) — also known as Joseph C. S. Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born near Spring Station, Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871-75; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1875-85; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1885-97, 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1900, 1904. Died in Washington, D.C., September 12, 1918 (age 79 years, 346 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Mitchell Blackburn (1787-1867) and Lavinia St. Clair (Bell) Blackburn (1794-1863); brother of Luke Pryor Blackburn; married, February 10, 1858, to Therese Graham (1839-1899); married, December 11, 1901, to Mary E. Blackburn; father of Corinne Blackburn (1869-1958; who married William Holt Gale); granduncle of Smith Alford Blackburn; great-granduncle of Charles Milton Blackburn; first cousin twice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Mount Blackburn, the highest peak of the Wrangell Mountains, in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Walter A. Blackburn (1874-1949) — of Marion, Crittenden County, Ky.; Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in Fredonia, Caldwell County, Ky., October 1, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; county judge in Kentucky, 1906-10; president, People's National Bank, Paducah, 1926-31; candidate in primary for mayor of Paducah, Ky., 1935; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936. Baptist. Died, in Illinois Central Hospital, Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., October 30, 1949 (age 75 years, 29 days). Interment at Maplelawn Park Cemetery, Paducah, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Elisha Bell Blackburn and Mary Jane (McGough) Blackburn; married 1898 to Cora C. Hurley.
  William O'Rear Blackerby (b. 1853) — of Brooksville, Bracken County, Ky. Born in Brick, Bracken County, Ky., September 20, 1853. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1882-83; Bracken County Attorney. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Jeduthan O'Rear Blackerby and Sarah Jane (Linn) Blackerby; married, November 23, 1881, to Louise Cecelia Gilmore; father of Irene Buckner Blackerby (who married Albert W. Ross (1896?-?)).
  Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (1821-1875) — also known as Francis P. Blair, Jr. — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 19, 1821. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1846; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1852-56; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1857-59, 1860, 1861-62, 1863-64; resigned 1860; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1868; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1871-73. Died in St. Louis, Mo., July 8, 1875 (age 54 years, 139 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Preston Blair and Eliza Violet (Gist) Blair (1794-1877); brother of Montgomery Blair; married, September 8, 1847, to Appoline Alexander (1828-1908); father of James Lawrence Blair; uncle of Francis Preston Blair Lee and Gist Blair; grandson of James Blair; granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of John Eager Howard and Joseph Wingate Folk; second cousin thrice removed of Carey Estes Kefauver; third cousin of William Julian Albert; third cousin once removed of George Howard, Benjamin Chew Howard, Talbot Jones Albert and Ethel Gist Cantrill (1876-1954); third cousin twice removed of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; fourth cousin once removed of Peyton Randolph and Robert Carter Nicholas.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Francis P. Blair: William Earl Parrish, Frank Blair: Lincoln's Conservative
  James Blair (1762-1837) — of Kentucky. Born in Chester County, Pa., December 22, 1762. Lawyer; Kentucky state attorney general, 1797-1820. Died in Kentucky, January 7, 1837 (age 74 years, 16 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Blair (1720-1771) and Susan (Durbarrow) Blair; married, January 2, 1789, to Elizabeth Smith (1762-1818); father of Francis Preston Blair; grandfather of Montgomery Blair and Francis Preston Blair, Jr.; great-grandfather of James Lawrence Blair, Francis Preston Blair Lee and Gist Blair; second great-grandfather of Edward Brooke Lee; third great-grandfather of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr. (1917-2004).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Gorrall Blair (1825-1904) — also known as James G. Blair — of Monticello, Lewis County, Mo.; Canton, Lewis County, Mo. Born near Blairville (unknown county), Ky., January 1, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1871-73. Died in Monticello, Lewis County, Mo., March 1, 1904 (age 79 years, 60 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Montgomery Blair (1813-1883) — of Missouri; Maryland. Born in Franklin County, Ky., May 10, 1813. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Missouri, 1840-44; common pleas court judge in Missouri, 1843-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1844, 1852; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1860; U.S. Postmaster General, 1861-64; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1878; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1882. Episcopalian. Died in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., July 27, 1883 (age 70 years, 78 days). Entombed at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Preston Blair and Eliza Violet (Gist) Blair (1794-1877); brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr.; married 1836 to Caroline Buckner (died 1844); married 1846 to Mary Elizabeth Woodbury (1821-1887; daughter of Levi Woodbury; sister of Charles Levi Woodbury); father of Gist Blair; uncle of James Lawrence Blair and Francis Preston Blair Lee; grandson of James Blair; granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of John Eager Howard and Joseph Wingate Folk; second cousin thrice removed of Carey Estes Kefauver; third cousin of William Julian Albert; third cousin once removed of George Howard, Benjamin Chew Howard, Talbot Jones Albert and Ethel Gist Cantrill (1876-1954); third cousin twice removed of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; fourth cousin once removed of Peyton Randolph and Robert Carter Nicholas.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Richard P. Bland Richard Parks Bland (1835-1899) — also known as Richard P. Bland; "Silver Dick" — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo. Born near Hartford, Ohio County, Ky., August 19, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1873-95, 1897-99 (5th District 1873-83, 11th District 1883-93, 8th District 1893-95, 1897-99); defeated, 1894; died in office 1899; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1896. Author of the Bland bill in 1878, for the coinage of silver. Died in Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo., June 15, 1899 (age 63 years, 300 days). Interment at Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Joe F. Bosworth (b. 1866) — also known as "Father of Good Roads" — of Middlesboro, Bell County, Ky. Born in Fayette County, Ky., October 3, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1906, 1920-25, 1932-33, 1940-41 (Bell County 1906, 1920-25, 84th District 1932-33, 1940-41); member of Kentucky state senate, 1908-17. Baptist. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benijah Bosworth and Mary (Cloud) Bosworth; married, August 28, 1890, to Elizabeth Veal.
  Alexander Botkin (1801-1857) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Kentucky, March 4, 1801. Whig. Lawyer; candidate for delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1846; member of Wisconsin state senate 9th District, 1849-50; defeated, 1850; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County, 1852. Died in Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis., March 5, 1857 (age 56 years, 1 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Relatives: Father of Alexander Campbell Botkin (1842-1905).
  Ollie James Bowen (1906-1989) — also known as Ollie J. Bowen — of Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Ky. Born in Sinai, Anderson County, Ky., May 20, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 45th District, 1934-37; member of Kentucky state senate 20th District, 1938-41; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Christian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Elks. Died December 16, 1989 (age 83 years, 210 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Green Calvin Bowen and Nettie (Shryock) Bowen; married 1941 to Louise Peek.
  Berl Boyd (1896-1988) — of Graves County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Farmington, Graves County, Ky., March 15, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1922. Presbyterian. Member, Odd Fellows; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif; Alpha Delta Sigma. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 25, 1988 (age 92 years, 224 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Ether Boyd (1860-1938) and Virginia Emma (Dulaney) Boyd (1865-1947); married to Bettye Wolfe (1907-1989).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Boyle (1774-1834) — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky. Born in Botetourt County, Va., October 28, 1774. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1800; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1803-09; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1809-26; U.S. District Judge for Kentucky, 1827-34; died in office 1834. Died near Danville, Boyle County, Ky., January 28, 1834 (age 59 years, 92 days). Interment at Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Ky.
  Boyle County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Joshua C. Bradley (b. 1854) — of Goldsberry, Macon County, Mo. Born in Kentucky, March 9, 1854. Democrat. Farmer; merchant; postmaster; lawyer; justice of the peace; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Macon County, 1913-18. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 7, 1878, to Nora Wright.
  Victor Anderville Bradley (b. 1885) — also known as Victor Bradley — of Georgetown, Scott County, Ky. Born in Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., June 30, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; attorney for railroads and utilities; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920. Christian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Victor F. Bradley and Mary (Craig) Bradley; married, May 30, 1908, to Sophia Willoit.
William O. Bradley William O'Connell Bradley (1847-1914) — also known as William O. Bradley — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., March 18, 1847. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1872, 1876; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1872; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880, 1884, 1888 (speaker), 1892, 1900, 1904, 1912; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1888; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1890-96; Governor of Kentucky, 1895-99; defeated, 1887; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1909-14; died in office 1914. Baptist; later Presbyterian. Died in Washington, D.C., May 23, 1914 (age 67 years, 66 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert McAfee Bradley (1808-1881) and Nancy Ellen (Totten) Bradley (1815-1894); brother of Virginia Catherine Bradley (1842-1900; who married Thomas Zantzinger Morrow); married, July 11, 1867, to Margaret Robertson Duncan (1846-1943); father of Christine Bradley South (1879-1957) (who married John Glover South); uncle of Edwin Porch Morrow.
  Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
  Cross-reference: J. Matt Chilton
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  William Francis Bradshaw (b. 1878) — also known as William F. Bradshaw — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., September 17, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; president, Mechanics Trust and Savings Bank, Paducah; president, First National Bank; vice-president, Paducah Newspapers, Inc.; vice-president, Paducah Hosiery Mills; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Theta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Francis Bradshaw and Virginia (Wheeler) Bradshaw; married, June 21, 1905, to Rosena Ashton White.
  Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941) — also known as Louis D. Brandeis — of Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 13, 1856. Lawyer; law clerk to Justice Horace Gray, 1879-80; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1916-39; took senior status 1939. Jewish. Died in Washington, D.C., October 5, 1941 (age 84 years, 326 days). Cremated; ashes interred at University of Louisville Law School, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Adolph Brandeis (1822-1906) and Fredericka (Dembitz) Brandeis (1829-1901); brother of Fannie Brandeis (1850-1890; who married Charles Nagel (1849-1940)) and Alfred Brandeis (1854-1928; brother-in-law of Walter M. Taussig); married, March 23, 1891, to Alice Goldmark (1866-1945).
  Political family: Taussig family of St. Louis, Missouri.
  Cross-reference: Dean Acheson — James M. Landis — Calvert Magruder
  Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, is named for him.  — The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, in Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Louis D. Brandeis: Lewis J. Paper, Brandeis: An Intimate Biography of One of America's Truly Great Supreme Court Justices — Stephen W. Baskerville, Of Laws and Limitations : An Intellectual Portrait of Louis Dembitz Brandeis — Philippa Strum, Louis D. Brandeis: Justice for the People — Robert A. Burt, Two Jewish Justices: Outcasts in the Promised Land
  Clifton Rhodes Bratcher (1917-1977) — also known as Rhodes Bratcher — of Morgantown, Butler County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Morgantown, Butler County, Ky., December 23, 1917. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1964; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, 1970-77; died in office 1977. Baptist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Woodmen. Died July 25, 1977 (age 59 years, 214 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of A. J. Bratcher and Fannie (Pharris) Bratcher; married, August 12, 1946, to Martha Guffey.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Edward Thompson Breathitt, Jr. (1924-2003) — also known as Edward T. Breathitt; Ned Breathitt — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., November 26, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 9th District, 1952-57; Governor of Kentucky, 1963-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964, 1972, 1980; counsel and vice-president, Southern Railway System. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; Kiwanis; Elks; Omicron Delta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Collapsed while making a speech at Lexington Community College, and died a few days later, from heart disease, in the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., October 14, 2003 (age 78 years, 322 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Thompson Breathitt (1897-1969) and Mary Josephine (Wallace) Breathitt (1898-1968); nephew of James Breathitt, Jr. (1890-1934); grandson of James Breathitt; second great-grandnephew of John Breathitt; second cousin twice removed of John Sappington Marmaduke; second cousin thrice removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass; third cousin once removed of Erasmus L. Pearson.
  Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935) — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., August 5, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; director, the First National Bank of Lexington; director, Fayette Home Telephone Company; director, Phoenix Hotel Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1928, 1932. Presbyterian. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 18, 1935 (age 67 years, 197 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge and Issa (Desha) Breckinridge (1843-1892); married, November 17, 1898, to Madeline McDowell (1872-1920; social reformer); nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr.; grandson of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandnephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandson of John Breckinridge, Francis Smith Preston and Joseph Desha; great-grandnephew of James Patton Preston; second great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of Levin Irving Handy and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell, Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Valentine Wood Southall and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell (1858-1931) and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Stephen Valentine Southall and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Our boast of you is that we found you brave."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Skillman Breckinridge (1886-1960) — also known as Henry Breckinridge; Henry Breckenridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Fresh Meadows, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 25, 1886. Democrat. Assistant Secretary of War, 1913-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; attorney for Charles A. Lindbergh, 1932; Constitutional candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1934; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the World Wars; American Legion; Loyal Legion; Navy League. Died, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 3, 1960 (age 73 years, 344 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1842-1921) and Louise Ludlow (Dudley) Breckinridge (1849-1911); married, July 7, 1910, to Ruth (Bradley) Woodman (divorced 1925); married, August 5, 1927, to Aida (de Acosta) Root (divorced 1947); married, March 27, 1947, to Margaret Lucy Smith; nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); grandnephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1788-1823), William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; great-grandnephew of James Patton Preston; second great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of Levin Irving Handy and Desha Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell, Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Valentine Wood Southall and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Stephen Valentine Southall and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Douglas Breckinridge (1781-1849) — of Kentucky. Born in Woodville, Jefferson County, Ky., 1781. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1809-11; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1821-23; defeated, 1822. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 6, 1849 (age about 67 years). Original interment at St. John's Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; reinterment in 1867 at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Breckinridge (1752-1801) and Jane (Buchanan) Breckinridge (1760-1812); half-brother of John Floyd; married to Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; sister of Frederick William Spence Grayson and Peter William Grayson); married 1832 to Lucy Fry Speed (1811-1893); nephew of John Breckinridge; uncle of John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Preston, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935), Henry Skillman Breckinridge and Joseph Weldon Bailey, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; third cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell and John Smith Preston.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Breckinridge (1760-1806) — of Kentucky. Born near Staunton, Augusta County, Va., December 2, 1760. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1793-94; Kentucky state attorney general, 1793-97; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1798-1801; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1799-1801; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1799; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1801-05; U.S. Attorney General, 1805-06; died in office 1806. Presbyterian. Died, from a stomach infection, in near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., December 14, 1806 (age 46 years, 12 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Ky.; reinterment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Breckenridge (1712-1772) and Letitia 'Lettice' (Preston) Breckenridge (1729-1798); half-brother of Robert Breckinridge; brother of James Breckinridge; married, June 28, 1785, to Mary Hopkins Cabell (1769-1858); father of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson), Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); nephew of William Preston; uncle of James Douglas Breckinridge; grandfather of John Cabell Breckinridge, Mary Cabell Breckinridge (1826-1854; who married Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864)), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second great-grandfather of John Bayne Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown and James Brown; first cousin of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; first cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Breckinridge County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Bayne Breckinridge (1913-1979) — also known as John B. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Washington, D.C., November 29, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 49th District, 1956-59; Kentucky state attorney general, 1960-64, 1968-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1971; defeated, 1963; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1973-79; defeated in primary, 1978. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 29, 1979 (age 65 years, 242 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge (1837-1904); second great-grandson of John Breckinridge; second great-grandnephew of James Breckinridge.
  Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875) — also known as John C. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 16, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1849-51; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1851-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; Vice President of the United States, 1857-61; Southern Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 1860; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Confederate Secretary of War, 1865. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Expelled from the U.S. Senate on December 4, 1861 for his participation in the Confederate military. Fled to Cuba at the end of the war, and lived in England and Canada until 1869. Died, from lung disease and liver cirrhosis, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., May 17, 1875 (age 54 years, 121 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Clay (Smith) Breckinridge (1787-1864) and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; married 1840 to Elizabeth Lucas (1825-1889); married, December 12, 1843, to Mary Cyrene Burch (1826-1907); father of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge; great-grandson of John Witherspoon; great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Cabell, Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Breckenridge, Missouri, is named for him.  — The city of Breckenridge, Colorado, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record
  Books about John C. Breckinridge: William C. Davis, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government — Frank Hopkins Heck, Proud Kentuckian, John C. Breckinridge, 1821-1875 — William C. Davis, Breckinridge : Statesman, Soldier, Symbol
  Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871) — of Kentucky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., March 8, 1800. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1825-28; ordained minister; president, Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1845-47; Kentucky superintendent of public instruction, 1849-53; candidate for delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., December 22, 1871 (age 71 years, 289 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Breckinridge and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Breckinridge (1769-1858); brother of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson) and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; married, March 11, 1823, to Ann Sophronisba Preston (1803-1844); married, April 1, 1847, to Virginia Hart Shelby (1809-1859); married, November 5, 1868, to Margaret F. White; father of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; uncle of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; granduncle of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin once removed of William Cabell, Jr., William Henry Cabell, James Patton Preston, Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin thrice removed of Earle Cabell; second cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin once removed of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Campbell Preston Breckinridge (1837-1904) — also known as William C. P. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Baltimore, Md., August 28, 1837. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1876, 1880; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1885-95; defeated (Gold Democratic), 1896. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. In 1894, he was successfully sued for breach of promise by a former mistress; he acknowledged the affair, affair, but the scandal ended his political career. Died, of apoplexy, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 18, 1904 (age 67 years, 82 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge and Ann Sophonisba (Preston) Breckinridge (1803-1844); brother of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr.; married, March 17, 1859, to Lucretia Hart Clay (1839-1860; daughter of Thomas Hart Clay); married, September 19, 1861, to Issa Desha (1843-1892; granddaughter of Joseph Desha); married to Louisa Rucks (Scott) Wing (1845-1920); father of Desha Breckinridge; nephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; uncle of Levin Irving Handy and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; grandnephew of James Patton Preston; granduncle of John Bayne Breckinridge; great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of William Cabell, Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of Valentine Wood Southall, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich and Stephen Valentine Southall.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Brenton (1810-1857) — of Indiana. Born in Gallatin County, Ky., November 22, 1810. Minister; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1838-39, 1840-41; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1851-53, 1855-57; defeated, 1852; died in office 1857. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows. Died, of pneumonia, in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., March 29, 1857 (age 46 years, 127 days). Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Helm Bristow (1832-1896) — also known as Benjamin H. Bristow — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Elkton, Todd County, Ky., June 20, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state senate, 1863-65; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1866-70; law partner of John M. Harlan, 1870; U.S. Solicitor General, 1870-72; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1874-76; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1876. Member, American Bar Association; Union League. Died, from appendicitis, in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 22, 1896 (age 64 years, 2 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Marion Bristow and Emily E. (Helm) Bristow; married, November 21, 1854, to Abbie S. Briscoe; father of Nancy 'Nannie' Bristow (1858-1913; who married Eben Sumner Draper (1858-1914)); grandfather of Eben Sumner Draper (1893-?).
  Political family: Draper-Bristow family of Hopedale, Massachusetts.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elbridge Jackson Broaddus (1835-1918) — also known as Elbridge J. Broaddus — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Madison County, Ky., June 19, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Chillicothe, Mo., 1871-72, 1890-91; defeated, 1891; circuit judge in Missouri 7th Circuit, 1874-80, 1891-1900; appointed 1891; Greenback candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1878; Judge, Missouri Kansas City Court of Appeals, 1901-12. Died, from pneumonia, in Hobart, Kiowa County, Okla., March 2, 1918 (age 82 years, 256 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Broaddus (1794-1872) and Grace (Askins) Broaddus (1797-1876); married, August 5, 1861, to Annie B. Chambers (1845-1873); married, May 6, 1874, to Martha Emma Hollingsworth (1849-1890); father of Joseph Broaddus and Bower Slack Broaddus; first cousin twice removed of William West Broaddus; third cousin twice removed of Willey Richard Broaddus, Jr. and Andrew Broaddus (1900-1972).
  Political family: Broaddus family of Madison County, Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hiram Montgomery Brock, Jr. (1917-1999) — also known as Hiram M. Brock, Jr. — of Harlan, Harlan County, Ky. Born in London, Laurel County, Ky., March 7, 1917. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 98th District, 1942-43; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Baptist. Member, Lions. Died in June, 1999 (age 82 years, 0 days). Interment at Resthaven Cemetery, Harlan, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram M. Brock, Sr. and Ona Mae (Lewis) Brock; brother of James C. Brock (1928?-1977); married 1939 to Eula Mae Nunnery.
  Political family: Brock family of Harlan, Kentucky.
  Henry Luesing Brooks (1905-1971) — also known as Henry L. Brooks — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 9, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1946-48; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, 1954-69; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1969-71; died in office 1971. Member, Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died December 30, 1971 (age 66 years, 21 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Benjamin Gratz Brown (1826-1885) — also known as B. Gratz Brown; "Boozy Gratz" — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., May 28, 1826. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1852-58; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1860; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1863-67; Governor of Missouri, 1871-73; Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1872. Died in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., December 13, 1885 (age 59 years, 199 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Mason Brown (1799-1867) and Judith (Bledsoe) Brown (1803-1885); married to Mary Hanson Gunn (born 1841); grandson of John Brown.
  Political family: Brown-Breckinridge family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Eli Huston Brown, Jr. (1875-1945) — of Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., May 3, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; officer and general counsel to oil companies; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1899-1906; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1904-06. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, from heart disease, in Norton Infirmary, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 13, 1945 (age 70 years, 163 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Huston Brown (1841-1911) and Nancy Washington (Dorsey) Brown (1845-1885); married, December 17, 1902, to Rose McKnight Crittenden (1873-1953); father of Eli Huston Brown III; first cousin thrice removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin twice removed of Andrew Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey and George Madison; third cousin thrice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855); fourth cousin once removed of Alexander Warfield Dorsey and Albin Owings, Jr..
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Brown (1766-1835) — of Kentucky; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born near Staunton, Augusta County, Va., September 11, 1766. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1791; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1792-96; secretary of Orleans Territory, 1804; U.S. Attorney for Louisiana, 1805-08; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1813-17, 1819-23; resigned 1823; U.S. Minister to France, 1823-29. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 7, 1835 (age 68 years, 208 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Brown and Margaret (Preston) Brown; brother of John Brown; married to Ann Hart; cousin *** of John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston (1765-1836).
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Brown (1757-1837) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Staunton, Va., September 12, 1757. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1784-88; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1787-88; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-92 (at-large 1789-91, 2nd District 1791-92); U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1792-1805. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., August 29, 1837 (age 79 years, 351 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Brown and Margaret (Preston) Brown; brother of James Brown (1766-1835); married, February 21, 1799, to Margaretta Mason; father of Mason Brown; grandfather of Benjamin Gratz Brown; cousin *** of John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston.
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Young Brown, Sr. (1900-1985) — also known as John Y. Brown, Sr. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born near Geigers Lake, Union County, Ky., February 1, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; athletic coach; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1930-33, 1946-47, 1954-55, 1962-63, 1966-67 (76th District 1930-31, 75th District 1932-33, 49th District 1946-47, 1954-55, 1962-63, 56th District 1966-67); defeated in primary, 1973; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1933-35; defeated in primary, 1980; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1936 (primary), 1942 (primary), 1946, 1948 (primary), 1960 (primary), 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1948, 1964 (alternate), 1980; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1939. Methodist; later Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Alpha Delta; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Badly injured in an automobile accident, which paralyzed his lower body, and died six months later from pneumonia, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 16, 1985 (age 85 years, 135 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse C. Brown and Lucy (Keeper) Brown; married, March 4, 1928, to Dorothy Inman; father of John Young Brown, Jr. (1933-); grandfather of John Young Brown III.
  Political family: Brown family of Lexington, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ralph Milton Brown (1908-1966) — also known as Ralph M. Brown — of Modesto, Stanislaus County, Calif. Born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., September 16, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 30th District, 1942-61; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1959-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1962-66; died in office 1966. Protestant. Died April 9, 1966 (age 57 years, 205 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Lillian G. Weber.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Joseph Brown (1873-1942) — also known as Thomas J. Brown — of Charleston, Mississippi County, Mo. Born in Hopkins County, Ky., December 15, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1904; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 14th District, 1914; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 23rd District, 1922-23; resigned 1923. Died in Charleston, Mississippi County, Mo., September 15, 1942 (age 68 years, 274 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Charleston, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Bassett Brown and Sarah (Dever) Brown; married, October 4, 1899, to Mayme H. Gray.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wallace Brown (b. 1874) — of Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky. Born in Bloomfield, Nelson County, Ky., October 11, 1874. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1912, 1934-37 (Nelson County 1912, 34th District 1934-37); county judge in Kentucky, 1914-25; member of Kentucky state senate, 1926-28. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Brown and Margaret Ann (Greer) Brown; married, April 28, 1904, to Nancy Jackson Williams (died 1929).
  John B. Bruner (1825-1878) — of Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Ky. Born in 1825. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1849-50, 1857-61; member of Kentucky state senate, 1865-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1872. Died in 1878 (age about 53 years). Burial location unknown.
  David Ezekiel Bryant (1849-1910) — also known as David E. Bryant — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Larue County, Ky., October 19, 1849. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, 1890-1910; died in office 1910. Died in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., February 5, 1910 (age 60 years, 109 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Bryant; married 1879 to Arizona Thompson; father of Randolph Bryant (1893-1951).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Charles William Buck (1849-1930) — also known as Charles W. Buck — of Woodford County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., March 17, 1849. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1885-89. Died in Jefferson County, Ky., November 30, 1930 (age 81 years, 258 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Buck and Mary (Bell) Buck; married, March 17, 1875, to Elizabeth Crow Bullitt; father of Charles Neville Buck (1879-1930; novelist).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Monroe Leer Buckley (1905-1979) — also known as Leer Buckley — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., February 2, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 76th District, 1932-33; member of Kentucky state senate 27th District, 1936-39; chair of Fayette County Republican Party, 1946. Disciples of Christ; later Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the Revolution; Phi Delta Phi; Kappa Alpha Order; Odd Fellows; Elks; Junior Order; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in January, 1979 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Buckley and Corday (Leer) Buckley; married, April 20, 1933, to Amelia Pickrell King.
  Alexander Buckner (1785-1833) — of Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Born in Jefferson County, Ky., 1785. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention from Cape Girardeau County, 1820; member of Missouri state senate 13th District, 1822-25; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1831-33; died in office 1833. Died of Asiatic cholera during an epidemic, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., June 6, 1833 (age about 47 years). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Cape Girardeau County, Mo.; reinterment in 1897 at Old Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Francis Buckner (1849-1923) — also known as James F. Buckner — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., May 6, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 5th Kentucky District, 1879; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Louisville, Ky., 1896-99; Consul-General for Central America in Louisville, Ky., 1897-98; Consul-General for Honduras in Louisville, Ky., 1898-1907; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Louisville, Ky., 1899-1907. Died, from angina pectoris and cerebral hemorrhage, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 19, 1923 (age 74 years, 136 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Francis Buckner (1813-1889) and Gabriella Lewis (Hawkins) Buckner (1819-1900); married, February 1, 1887, to Susan Yandell (1857-1925); first cousin twice removed of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin thrice removed of George Madison; second cousin once removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813) and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman; third cousin twice removed of Zachary Taylor; third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis and John Tyler (1790-1862); fourth cousin of Aylett Hawes Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry, John Strother Pendleton, Gustavus Adolphus Henry (1804-1880), Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Thomas Stanhope Flournoy.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Pendleton-Lee family; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Aylett Buckner (1783-1847) — also known as Richard A. Buckner — of Greensburg, Green County, Ky. Born in Fauquier County, Va., July 16, 1783. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1813-15, 1837-39; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1823-29; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1831; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1832; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1836, 1840; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1845. Died in Greensburg, Green County, Ky., December 8, 1847 (age 64 years, 145 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of Aylette Buckner (1745-1807) and Judith Presley (Thornton) Buckner (1750-1798); married, October 7, 1805, to Elizabeth Lewis Buckner; father of Aylette Buckner (1806-1869); great-granduncle of Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman; first cousin twice removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); second cousin once removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; second cousin twice removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner; third cousin of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; third cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor, Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry, Thomas Walker Gilmer, Gustavus Adolphus Henry and Thomas Stanhope Flournoy; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and James Speed; third cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Hugh Kennedy Bullitt (1898-1940) — also known as Hugh K. Bullitt — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 17, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 55th District, 1934-35. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 1, 1940 (age 41 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Heloise (Kennedy) Bullitt (1860-1944) and Cuthbert Malcolm Bullitt (1862-1957); married 1925 to Laura Dwight Sherrard (1900-1991); second great-grandnephew of Cuthbert Bullitt; first cousin thrice removed of Alexander Scott Bullitt (1761-1816); fourth cousin of William Christian Bullitt (1856-1914), William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt (1877-1932); fourth cousin once removed of William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  William Marshall Bullitt (1873-1957) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 4, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1908, 1916; U.S. Solicitor General, 1912-13; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1914; director of banks and insurance companies. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from a heart attack, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 3, 1957 (age 84 years, 213 days). Interment at Oxmoor-Bullitt Family Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Walker Bullitt (1838-1910) and Annie Priscilla (Logan) Bullitt (1847-1925); brother of Alexander Scott Bullitt (1877-1932); married, May 31, 1913, to Nora Iasigi (daughter of Oscar Anthony Iasigi; niece of Joseph Andrew Iasigi; granddaughter of Joseph Iasigi); great-grandson of Alexander Scott Bullitt (1761-1816) and William Logan; great-grandnephew of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall (1764-1848) and Alexander Keith Marshall; second great-grandson of John Fry and Cuthbert Bullitt; third great-grandson of Joshua Fry; fourth great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin of William Christian Bullitt (1856-1914); first cousin once removed of James Speed and William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967); first cousin twice removed of Thomas Marshall and James Keith Marshall; first cousin five times removed of Richard Bland and Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin once removed of John Augustine Marshall; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.; second cousin four times removed of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin twice removed of Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Dabney Carr, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin of Hugh Kennedy Bullitt; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David L. Bunning (b. 1966) — of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky., 1966. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2002-. Still living as of 2006.
  Relatives: Son of James Paul David Bunning (1931-2017).
  See also federal judicial profile
  William Andrew Burkamp (1873-1929) — also known as William A. Burkamp — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., August 8, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928; member of Kentucky state senate, 1920. German ancestry. Died, of lobar pneumonia and acute myocarditis, in Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky., November 6, 1929 (age 56 years, 90 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Burkamp and Mary (Underholz) Burkamp; married to Rose M. Davidson.
  Frank Welsh Burke (1920-2007) — also known as Frank W. Burke — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 1, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 37th District, 1958-59; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1959-63; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1969-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972. Catholic. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 29, 2007 (age 87 years, 28 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Rollins Burnam (b. 1846) — also known as A. R. Burnam — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., October 10, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 8th Kentucky District, 1891; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1908; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1897-1903; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Curtis F. Burnam and Sarah H. (Rollins) Burnam; married, November 5, 1874, to Margaret A. Summers.
  Henry Cornelius Burnett (1825-1866) — also known as Henry C. Burnett — of Cadiz, Trigg County, Ky. Born in Essex County, Va., October 5, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1855-61; delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Delegate from Kentucky to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., October 1, 1866 (age 40 years, 361 days). Interment at East End Cemetery, Cadiz, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Isaac Burnett and Martha (Garnett) Burnett; married to Mary A. Terry.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank N. Burns (1879-1925) — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in Clifton City, Wayne County, Tenn., August 11, 1879. Lawyer; merchant; mayor of Paducah, Ky., 1916-19; defeated, 1915; Kentucky railroad commissioner, 1920-25; died in office 1925. Died May 30, 1925 (age 45 years, 292 days). Burial location unknown.
  Allan A. Burton (1820-1878) — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky. Born in Garrard County, Ky., February 14, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1860; U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1861-66; Consul for Costa Rica in Louisville, Ky., 1866-77; Consul for Peru in Lancaster, Ky., 1868-77; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1868-72. Died in Garrard County, Ky., July 13, 1878 (age 58 years, 149 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah 'Sally' (Williams) Burton (1797-1878) and Robert A. Burton (1798-1871); married, October 4, 1842, to Elizabeth Warren.
  Epitaph: "I know not whence I came, or whither I go, I only know that I am!"
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
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