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Lawyer Politicians in Kentucky, C

  Alfred M. Caldwell (1872-1948) — of Bellevue, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Lesage, Cabell County, W.Va., May 16, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948. Died, following a cerebral hemorrhage, in Speers Hospital, Dayton, Campbell County, Ky., August 7, 1948 (age 76 years, 83 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Caldwell (1839-1906) and Elizabeth (Schlaegel) Caldwell (1852-1902); married 1897 to Beulah Rich (1880-1932).
  George Alfred Caldwell (1814-1866) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Columbia, Adair County, Ky., October 18, 1814. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1839-40; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1843-45, 1849-51; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1860. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 17, 1866 (age 51 years, 334 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John William Caldwell (1837-1903) — also known as John W. Caldwell — of Russellville, Logan County, Ky. Born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., January 15, 1837. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Logan County Judge; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1877-83. Died in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., July 4, 1903 (age 66 years, 170 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Porter Caldwell (1821-1885) — of Trenton, Gibson County, Tenn. Born in Adair County, Ky., December 16, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1847-48; member of Tennessee state senate, 1855-56; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1871-73. Member, Freemasons. Died in Trenton, Gibson County, Tenn., March 12, 1885 (age 63 years, 86 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Calhoon — of Kentucky; Madison County, Miss. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1836. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Solomon Saladin Calhoon (1838-1908).
  Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
  John Calhoon (b. 1797) — of Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Ky. Born in Henry County, Ky., 1797. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1820-21, 1829-30; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1827, 1835-39 (11th District 1827, 6th District 1835-39); district judge in Kentucky, 1842. Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Solomon Saladin Calhoon (1838-1908) — also known as S. S. Calhoon — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss.; Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark.; Canton, Madison County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born near Brandenburg, Meade County, Ky., January 2, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; private secretary to Gov. William McWillie, 1857; newspaper editor; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1876-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1900-08; appointed 1900; died in office 1908. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died November 10, 1908 (age 70 years, 313 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Calhoon and Louisiana (Brandenburg) Calhoon; married, December 21, 1865, to Margaret McWillie (daughter of William McWillie (1795-1869)).
  Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
  Jacob Call (c.1772-1826) — of Indiana. Born in Kentucky, about 1772. Lawyer; circuit judge in Indiana, 1817-18, 1822-24; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1824-25. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 20, 1826 (age about 54 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James William Cammack (b. 1869) — also known as James W. Cammack — of Owenton, Owen County, Ky. Born near English, Crawford County, Ind., July 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1904-07; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1907-16; Kentucky state attorney general, 1927-31. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Butler Cammack and Elizabeth (Franks) Cammack; married, April 27, 1898, to Nellie Allen.
  Cap Robert Carden (1866-1935) — also known as Cap R. Carden — of Munfordville, Hart County, Ky. Born in Hart County, Ky., December 17, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; business executive; farmer; Hart County Sheriff; Hart County Attorney; organized Glenbrook Power Company and Munfordville Bridge Company; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1931-35 (4th District 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 4th District 1935); died in office 1935. Baptist. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 13, 1935 (age 68 years, 178 days). Interment at Munfordville Cemetery, Munfordville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William P. Carden and Frances (King) Carden; married, March 7, 1900, to Mamie Hubbard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
John G. Carlisle John Griffin Carlisle (1835-1910) — also known as John G. Carlisle — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Kenton County, Ky., September 5, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Charles D. Foote; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1859-61; member of Kentucky state senate, 1866-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1868; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1871-75; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1877-90; resigned 1890; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1883-89; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1884; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1890-93; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1893-97. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 31, 1910 (age 74 years, 329 days). Interment at Linden Grove Cemetery, Covington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of John A. Goodson; son of Lilborn Hardin Carlisle (1811-1852) and Mary A. (Reynolds) Carlisle (1813-1881); brother of Napoleon H. Carlisle (1840-?); married, January 15, 1857, to Mary Jane Goodson (1834-1905).
  Political family: Carlisle-Goodson family of Covington, Kentucky.
  Carlisle County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about John G. Carlisle: James A. Barnes, John Carlisle : Financial Statesman
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Tarlton Combs Carroll (1889-1978) — also known as Tarlton C. Carroll — of Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky. Born in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky., May 14, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Bullitt County Attorney, 1918-30; member of Kentucky state senate 12th District, 1942-45. Member, Sigma Nu; American Legion. Died January 23, 1978 (age 88 years, 254 days). Interment at Hebron Cemetery, Brooks, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Carroll and Ida B. (Troutman) Carroll; married 1919 to Irene Crutcher (1895-1988).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Kirtley Carson, Jr. (b. 1891) — also known as Joseph K. Carson, Jr. — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in McKinney, Lincoln County, Ky., December 19, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1952; mayor of Portland, Ore., 1933-40; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member, U.S. Maritime Commission, 1947; candidate for Governor of Oregon, 1954. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Woodmen; Maccabees; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Kelly Carson and Sallie Elizabeth Adeline (Johnson) Carson; married, March 26, 1926, to Hazel Irene Jenkins (died 1928); married, June 19, 1937, to Myrtle Cradick.
  James C. Carter, Jr. (1903-1998) — of Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Ky. Born in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Ky., December 7, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 37th District, 1936-37; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Baptist. Died in 1998 (age about 94 years). Interment at Evans-Oak Hill Cemetery, Tompkinsville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Clarke Carter (1863-1949); brother of Tim Lee Carter; married, October 20, 1925, to Panquita Parmentier.
  Political family: Carter family of Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
  James Clarke Carter (1863-1949) — also known as J. C. Carter — of Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Ky. Born in Rockbridge, Monroe County, Ky., October 5, 1863. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1920; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1932, 1940 (alternate). Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in 1949 (age about 85 years). Interment at Evans-Oak Hill Cemetery, Tompkinsville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William B. Carter and Elizabeth (Kelly) Carter; married, July 1, 1892, to Ida Tucker; father of James C. Carter, Jr. (1903-1998) and Tim Lee Carter.
  Political family: Carter family of Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
  Joseph Newton Carter (b. 1843) — also known as Joseph N. Carter — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Hardin County, Ky., March 12, 1843. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1879-81; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1894-1903. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William P. Carter and Martha (Mays) Carter; married, December 3, 1879, to Ellen D. Barrell.
  William Grayson Carter (d. 1849) — Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1834-38. Died, of cholera, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 11, 1849. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Carter and Hebe (Grayson) Carter; grandson of William Grayson (1736-1790).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Carter County, Ky. is named for him.
  Glover H. Cary (1885-1936) — of Calhoun, McLean County, Ky.; Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Calhoun, McLean County, Ky., May 1, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1914-17; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1931-36 (2nd District 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 2nd District 1935-36); died in office 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 5, 1936 (age 51 years, 218 days). Interment at Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Remus G. Cary and Henrietta (Allen) Cary; married, April 4, 1906, to Bessie Wayne Miller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William T. Casto (1824-1862) — Born January 24, 1824. Lawyer; mayor of Maysville, Ky., 1850; arrested in 1861 and imprisoned for allegedly aiding the Confederacy; released in 1862. Blamed Col. Leonidas Metcalfe (son of Gov. Thomas Metcalfe) for his imprisonment; challenged him to a duel; the weapons were Colt rifles at 60 yards; Casto was shot and killed on the first fire, in Bracken County, Ky., May 8, 1862 (age 38 years, 104 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Abijah Casto.
  Epitaph: "A Patriot, his Country's firm unwavering friend, he was willing to die for his Principles and as a man of Honor nobly fell a Veteran of the sacred and invincible right of personal liberty."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Monroe Caudill (b. 1922) — also known as Harry M. Caudill — of Whitesburg, Letcher County, Ky. Born in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Ky., May 3, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 92nd District, 1954-57, 1960-61; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cro C. Caudill and Martha V. (Blair) Caudill; married, December 15, 1946, to Anne Robertson Frye.
  Barzillai J. Chambers (1817-1895) — of Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., December 5, 1817. Surveyor; lawyer; Greenback candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1880. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died September 16, 1895 (age 77 years, 285 days). Interment at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Walker Chambers and Talitha Cumi (Mothershead) Chambers; married 1852 to Susan Wood; married 1854 to Emma Montgomery; married 1861 to Harriet A. Killough.
  John Chambers (1780-1852) — of Washington, Mason County, Ky. Born in Bromley Ridge, Somerset County, N.J., October 6, 1780. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1812, 1815, 1830-31; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1825-27; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1828-29, 1835-39 (2nd District 1828-29, 12th District 1835-39); Governor of Iowa Territory, 1841-45. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., September 21, 1852 (age 71 years, 351 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Mason County, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Albert B. Chandler Albert Benjamin Chandler (1898-1991) — also known as Albert B. Chandler; Happy Chandler — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., July 14, 1898. Democrat. Athletic coach; lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Kentucky state senate 22nd District, 1930-31; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1931-35; Governor of Kentucky, 1935-39, 1955-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1939-45; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1939; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939; Commissioner of Baseball 1945-51, during the time the sport was desegregated; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Order of the Coif; Pi Kappa Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died in Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., June 15, 1991 (age 92 years, 336 days). Interment at Pisgah Church Cemetery, Versailles, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph S. Chandler and Callie (Sanders) Chandler; married, November 12, 1925, to Mildred Watkins; grandfather of Albert Benjamin Chandler III (1959-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Albert Benjamin Chandler III (b. 1959) — also known as Ben Chandler; "Big Ben" — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., September 12, 1959. Democrat. Lawyer; Kentucky auditor of public accounts, 1992-95; Kentucky state attorney general, 1996-; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 2004-. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Grandson of Albert Benjamin Chandler (1898-1991).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Virgil Munday Chapman (1895-1951) — also known as Virgil Chapman — of Irvine, Estill County, Ky.; Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Middleton, Simpson County, Ky., March 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1925-29, 1931-49 (7th District 1925-29, 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 6th District 1935-49); defeated, 1928; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1949-51; died in office 1951. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Delta Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Woodmen; Maccabees; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died, from injuries received in an automobile accident, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 8, 1951 (age 55 years, 358 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Virgil Chapman and Lily (Munday) Chapman; married, June 12, 1920, to Mary Adams Talbott.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Frank Leslie Chelf (1907-1982) — also known as Frank L. Chelf — of Lebanon, Marion County, Ky. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., September 22, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1945-67; defeated, 1966. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Lebanon, Marion County, Ky., September 1, 1982 (age 74 years, 344 days). Interment at Ryder Cemetery, Lebanon, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Judge Weed S. Chelf and Hallie (Wrather) Chelf; married, June 12, 1935, to Louise Rash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Matt Chilton (1881-1960) — also known as J. Matt Chilton — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Turners Station, Henry County, Ky., May 18, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; law clerk to Mayor James F. Grinstead, 1908-09; secretary to U.S. Sen. W. O. Bradley, 1910-11; member of Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, 1912-36; Jefferson County Attorney, 1918-27; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1928-36. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died January 16, 1960 (age 78 years, 243 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of George Blackwell Chilton (1852-1916) and Florence N. (Sewell) Chilton (1853-1938).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Stone Chrisman (1818-1881) — of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. Born in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., September 14, 1818. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1853-55; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1869-71. Died in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., July 29, 1881 (age 62 years, 318 days). Interment at Elk Spring Cemetery, Monticello, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Christian (c.1743-1786) — Born in Staunton, Va., about 1743. Lawyer; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1773-75; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Manx ancestry. Killed while fighting Indians in what is now Clark County, Ind., April 9, 1786 (age about 43 years). Interment at Bullitt Family Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Christian and Elizabeth (Starke) Christian; brother of Anne Christian (who married William Fleming); married to Anne Henry (1738-1790; sister of Patrick Henry (1736-1799)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Christian counties in Ill., Ky. and Mo. are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Samuel B. Churchill Samuel Bullitt Churchill (1812-1890) — also known as Samuel B. Churchill — of St. Louis, Mo.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 6, 1812. Lawyer; newspaper editor; postmaster at St. Louis, Mo., 1842-45; member of Missouri state senate, 1858; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1860; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1867-71, 1879-80. Episcopalian. Died, from "brain congestion", in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 14, 1890 (age 77 years, 159 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Churchill (1779-1863) and Abigail Pope (Oldham) Churchill (1789-1854); married, June 25, 1836, to Amelia Chouteau Walker (1818-1906); first cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797) and Arthur Lee; second cousin twice removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; third cousin thrice removed of George Washington; fourth cousin once removed of Francis Preston Blair Lee.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Kentucky Secretary of State
  Eugene H. Clark (b. 1920) — of Sexton's Creek, Clay County, Ky.; Manchester, Clay County, Ky. Born in Sexton's Creek, Clay County, Ky., May 27, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; farmer; school teacher; lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate 19th District, 1952-55. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Sigma Delta Kappa; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. C. Clark and Mattie (Sparks) Clark; married, June 3, 1950, to Glada Hounchell.
  James Beauchamp Clark (1850-1921) — also known as Champ Clark; "The Lion of Democracy" — of Bowling Green, Pike County, Mo. Born near Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Ky., March 7, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1880; Pike County Prosecuting Attorney, 1885-89; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Pike County, 1889-90; U.S. Representative from Missouri 9th District, 1893-95, 1897-1921; defeated, 1894, 1920; died in office 1921; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1911-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1916; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1912. Died in Washington, D.C., March 2, 1921 (age 70 years, 360 days). Interment at Bowling Green City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Hampton Clark and Aletha Jane (Beauchamp) Clark; married, December 14, 1881, to Genevieve Bennett; father of Genevieve Clark (who married James McIlhany Thomson) and Bennett Champ Clark (1890-1954).
  Political family: Clark-Thomson family of Iowa and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: David A. Ball
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John Bullock Clark (1802-1885) — also known as John B. Clark — of Fayette, Howard County, Mo. Born in Madison County, Ky., April 17, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; Howard County Court Clerk, 1824-34; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1857-61; expelled 1861; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1860; expelled from Congress in July 1861 for having taken up arms against the union; Delegate from Missouri to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; Representative from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., October 29, 1885 (age 83 years, 195 days). Interment at Fayette City Cemetery, Fayette, Mo.
  Relatives: Father of John Bullock Clark, Jr. (1831-1903); nephew of Christopher Henderson Clark and James Clark.
  Political family: Clark family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Henry Clark (1859-1921) — also known as William H. Clark; "Senator Bill" — of McKee, Jackson County, Ky. Born in Clay County, Ky., December 19, 1859. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1900. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Shot and killed by William Pearson, reportedly at a poker game, near McKee, Jackson County, Ky., November 6, 1921 (age 61 years, 322 days). Interment at McKee Cemetery, McKee, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Jackson Clark (1815-1890) and Patience (Bledsoe) Clark (1821-1899); married 1883 to Demanda 'Demie' McQuire (1861-1951).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Blades Clarke (1833-1911) — of Brooksville, Bracken County, Ky. Born near Augusta, Bracken County, Ky., April 14, 1833. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1875-79. Died in Brooksville, Bracken County, Ky., May 23, 1911 (age 78 years, 39 days). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Near Brooksville, Bracken County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Clarke and Jeney (Blades) Clarke.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Cassius M. Clay (1895-1959) — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., March 2, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; farmer; general solicitor, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1941-45; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 67th District, 1954-55; member of Kentucky state senate 28th District, 1958-59; died in office 1959. Christian. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi. Died November 26, 1959 (age 64 years, 269 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Cassius M. Clay (1850?-?) and Mary Blythe (Harris) Clay; married, July 30, 1935, to Miriam Blossom Berle.
  Henry Clay, Jr. (1811-1847) — of Kentucky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., April 10, 1811. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1835-37; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Episcopalian. Killed in action at the Battle of Buena Vista, Buena Vista, Coahuila, February 23, 1847 (age 35 years, 319 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Lucretia (Hart) Clay (1781-1864); brother of Thomas Hart Clay and James Brown Clay; married 1832 to Julia Prather (1814-1840); nephew of Porter Clay; uncle of Henry Clay (1849-1884); first cousin twice removed of Matthew Clay and Green Clay; second cousin once removed of Cassius Marcellus Clay; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; third cousin thrice removed of Archer Woodford (1899-1955).
  Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Washington family; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Clay County, Iowa is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Brown Clay (1817-1864) — of Kentucky. Born in Washington, D.C., November 9, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1849-50; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1857-59. Died of tuberculosis, in Montreal, Quebec, January 26, 1864 (age 46 years, 78 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Lucretia (Hart) Clay (1781-1864); brother-in-law of Charles Donald Jacob; brother of Thomas Hart Clay and Henry Clay, Jr.; married, October 12, 1843, to Susanna Maria Jacob (1823-1905); father of Henry Clay (1849-1884); nephew of Porter Clay; first cousin twice removed of Matthew Clay (1754-1815) and Green Clay; second cousin once removed of Matthew Clay (1795?-1827), Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) and Cassius Marcellus Clay; third cousin of Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932); third cousin once removed of Clement Comer Clay; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; third cousin thrice removed of Archer Woodford; fourth cousin of Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr..
  Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Judson Claudius Clements (1846-1917) — also known as Judson C. Clements — of LaFayette, Walker County, Ga.; Rome, Floyd County, Ga.; Washington, D.C. Born near Villanow, Walker County, Ga., February 12, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1872-76; member of Georgia state senate, 1877; U.S. Representative from Georgia 7th District, 1881-91; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1892-1917. Died in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1917 (age 71 years, 126 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Adam C. Clements (1804-1886); married, December 2, 1886, to Lizzie E. Dulaney.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Landon Cleveland (1823-1881) — also known as Fred Cleveland — of Augusta, Bracken County, Ky. Born in Amelia, Clermont County, Ohio, October 27, 1823. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1860; member of Kentucky state senate, 1870. Died in Augusta, Bracken County, Ky., August 16, 1881 (age 57 years, 293 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Clement Cleveland (1794-1827) and Elizabeth (Smith) Cleveland; married, February 22, 1864, to Laura Harlan (1835-1870; daughter of James Harlan; sister of John Marshall Harlan); father of James Harlan Cleveland; grandfather of James Harlan Cleveland, Jr.; great-grandfather of Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood; first cousin once removed of Grover Cleveland; first cousin twice removed of Richard Folsom Cleveland; second cousin once removed of Jonathan Usher; third cousin of John Palmer Usher and Robert Cleveland Usher; third cousin twice removed of Ephraim Safford, Isaiah Kidder, Samuel Lord and Rollin Usher Tyler; fourth cousin once removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Charles Stetson, James Safford, Luther Kidder and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Irick Cline (b. 1915) — also known as George I. Cline — of Morehead, Rowan County, Ky. Born in Enterprise, Carter County, Ky., January 16, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 70th District, 1948-49; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1963-70. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Kiwanis. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George T. Cline and Elsie M. (Adams) Cline; married, May 31, 1941, to Mary Katherine Stidham.
  Bertram Thomas Combs (1911-1991) — also known as Bert T. Combs — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky. Born in Manchester, Clay County, Ky., August 13, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1951-55; state court judge in Kentucky, 1957-59; Governor of Kentucky, 1959-63; defeated, 1955, 1971; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960, 1964; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1966; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1967-70. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi. Drowned when his automobile was washed from the roadway into the Red River, during a flood, near Rosslyn, Powell County, Ky., December 4, 1991 (age 80 years, 113 days). Interment at Beech Creek Cemetery, Manchester, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Gibson Combs and Martha (Jones) Combs; married, June 15, 1937, to Mabel Hall.
  The Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, which runs through Clark, Powell, Wolfe, Morgan, and Magoffin counties in Kentucky, is named for him.  — Bert T. Combs Lake, in Clay County, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Daniel Pope Cook (1794-1827) — of Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill. Born in Scott County, Ky., October 16, 1794. Lawyer; Illinois state attorney general, 1819; U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1819-27; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Havana, 1827. Died in Scott County, Ky., October 16, 1827 (age 33 years, 0 days). Original interment at Hutchinson Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; reinterment in 1866 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Jane (Mothershead) Cook (1748-1840) and John Dillard Cook (1753-1828); brother of Nathaniel Cook and John Dillard Cook (1789-1852); married, May 6, 1821, to Julia Catherine Edwards (1801-1830; daughter of Ninian Edwards); father of John Pope Cook.
  Political family: Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cook County, Ill. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Bronson Cooper (1850-1918) — also known as Samuel B. Cooper; Sam Bronson Cooper — of Woodville, Tyler County, Tex.; Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born near Eddyville, Lyon County, Ky., May 30, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Tyler County Attorney, 1872-80; member of Texas state senate, 1881-85; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1893-1905, 1907-09. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 21, 1918 (age 68 years, 83 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Moses Bledso Corwin (1790-1872) — also known as Moses Corwin — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., January 5, 1790. Whig. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1838-39; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1849-51, 1853-55 (4th District 1849-51, 8th District 1853-55). Died in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, April 7, 1872 (age 82 years, 93 days). Interment at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of Thomas Corwin; uncle of Franklin Corwin (1818-1879).
  Political family: Corwin family of Lebanon, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Leonard J. Crawford Leonard Jacob Crawford (1860-1925) — also known as Leonard J. Crawford — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., April 29, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Kentucky state attorney general, 1891; candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1892. Died in Campbell County, Ky., July 25, 1925 (age 65 years, 87 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Crawford and Elizabeth (Echert) Crawford; married, January 16, 1883, to Ella J. Horner (1863-1927); father of Leonard Jacob Crawford, Jr. (1886-1944).
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1897
  Shirley M. Crawford (1872-1917) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 5, 1872. Republican. Actor; newspaper writer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; law partner of Augustus E. Willson; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Louisville, Ky., 1901-07; in February 1905, amidst a controversy over the appointment of a new Colonel, a military court of inquiry was convened to investigate the officers of the First Kentucky regiment, including a Major and six Captains, for willful disobedience; all were releived of duty, but Capt. Crawford was singled out as "an agitator and fomenter of strife, disloyal and insubordinate to his superior officers," and ordered court-martialed; secretary-treasurer and director, Kentucky-Arizona Copper Company (engaged in mining and smelting). Hit by a car while crossing a street, suffered a fractured leg and pneumonia, and died two weeks later, in German Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., September 6, 1917 (age 45 years, 32 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, September 20, 1902, to Reina Melcher (divorced 1906).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) — also known as Alexander P. Crittenden — of Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 14, 1816. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1849-51, 1852-53 (Los Angeles District 1849-51, 5th District 1852-53). Shot and mortally wounded by his ex-lover, Laura D. Fair, on board a ferry boat in San Francisco Bay, and died two days later, in San Francisco, Calif., November 5, 1870 (age 54 years, 295 days). Fair was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death, but the state supreme court ordered a new trial, and she was acquitted. Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1788-1832) and Mary Wilson (Parker) Crittenden (1792-1869); brother of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1825-1905; Union general); married to Clara Churchill (1820-1881); nephew of John Jordan Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandson of John Crittenden (1754-1806); first cousin of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; first cousin once removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; fourth cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; fourth cousin once removed of John Gardner Coolidge.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Jordan Crittenden (1786-1863) — also known as John J. Crittenden — of Illinois; Russellville, Logan County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born near Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., September 10, 1786. Lawyer; Illinois territory attorney general, 1809-10; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1811-17, 1825-29; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1817-19, 1835-41, 1842-48, 1855-61; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1824; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1827-29; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1834-35; U.S. Attorney General, 1841, 1850-53; Governor of Kentucky, 1848-50; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1861-63. Two of his sons were generals on opposite sides in the Civil War; a grandson of his was killed in Gen. Custer's expedition against the Sioux in 1876. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., July 26, 1863 (age 76 years, 319 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Crittenden and Judith Turpin (Harris) Crittenden (1760-1800); brother of Thomas Turpin Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; father of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; uncle of Alexander Parker Crittenden and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; granduncle of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr. (1863-1938); first cousin twice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin once removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; third cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; third cousin twice removed of John Gardner Coolidge.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Crittenden County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Thomas Leonidas Crittenden (1819-1893) — also known as Thomas L. Crittenden — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., May 15, 1819. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1849-53; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., October 23, 1893 (age 74 years, 161 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Jordan Crittenden and Sarah O. (Lee) Crittenden (1787-1824); married to Catherine Lucy Todd (1822-1895); nephew of Thomas Turpin Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandson of John Crittenden; first cousin of Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; first cousin once removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and Dabney Carr; third cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; third cousin twice removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk; third cousin thrice removed of George Washington; fourth cousin of John Lee, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; fourth cousin once removed of Hancock Lee Jackson, Fitzhugh Lee, Francis Preston Blair Lee and John Gardner Coolidge.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Thomas Croxton (1836-1874) — also known as John T. Croxton — of Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., November 20, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Kentucky Republican state chair, 1868; U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1873-74, died in office 1874. Member, Freemasons. Died, from consumption (tuberculosis), in La Paz, Bolivia, April 16, 1874 (age 37 years, 147 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lee Cruce (1863-1933) — of Ardmore, Carter County, Okla. Born in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky., July 8, 1863. Democrat. Merchant; lawyer; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1908, 1920, 1928; Governor of Oklahoma, 1911-15. Presbyterian. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Freemasons. Died in Ardmore, Carter County, Okla., January 16, 1933 (age 69 years, 192 days). Interment somewhere in Muskogee, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of James Winlock Cruce and Jane (Hill) Cruce; married, June 21, 1893, to Chickie Le Flore.
  Alvin Cullom (1797-1877) — of Tennessee. Born in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., September 4, 1797. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1835-37; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 1843-47; circuit judge in Tennessee, 1850-52. Died in Livingston, Overton County, Tenn., July 20, 1877 (age 79 years, 319 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Near Livingston, Overton County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Brother of William Cullom (1810-1896); uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom.
  Political family: Cullom family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Shelby M. Cullom Shelby Moore Cullom (1829-1914) — also known as Shelby M. Cullom — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., November 22, 1829. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1856, 1860-61, 1872-74; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1861, 1873; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1856; U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 1865-71; Governor of Illinois, 1877-83; resigned 1883; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1883-1913; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1884, 1892, 1904 (speaker), 1908. Died in Washington, D.C., January 28, 1914 (age 84 years, 67 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Northcraft Cullom (1795-1872) and Elizabeth (Coffey) Cullom (1797-1868); married, December 12, 1855, to Hannah M. Fisher (1831-1861); married, May 5, 1863, to Julia Fisher (1835-1909); father of Eleanor M. 'Ella' Cullom (1856-1902; who married William Barret Ridgely); nephew of Alvin Cullom (1797-1877) and William Cullom.
  Political family: Cullom family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The village of Cullom, Illinois, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1901
  William Cullom (1810-1896) — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Born in Elk Spring Valley, Wayne County, Ky., June 4, 1810. Whig. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state senate, 1843-47; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1848; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1851-55 (8th District 1851-53, 4th District 1853-55); delegate to Whig National Convention from Tennessee, 1852. Methodist; later Catholic. Died in Clinton, Anderson County, Tenn., December 6, 1896 (age 86 years, 185 days). Original interment at McAdoo Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn.; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  Relatives: Brother of Alvin Cullom; uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom (1829-1914).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Cullom family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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