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Lawyer Politicians in Kentucky, D

  John Henry Davidson (1841-1911) — of Wheatland, Hickory County, Mo. Born near Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., June 26, 1841. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives, 1874, 1876; candidate for Missouri state senate, 1886. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died, of pneumonia, in El Dorado Springs, Cedar County, Mo., February 10, 1911 (age 69 years, 229 days). Interment at City Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Love Davidson (1817-1871) and Mary Jane (Adams) Davidson (1819-1890); married, January 24, 1869, to Mary F. Allen (born 1851).
  Joseph Hamilton Daviess (1774-1811) — also known as Joe Daviess — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Bedford County, Va., March 4, 1774. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1800-06; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Around 1801, he served as a second to John Rowan in his duel with James Chambers; after Chambers was killed, he fled to avoid prosecution as accomplice to murder, and became a fugitive, but when Rowan was arrested, he returned to act as Rowan's legal counsel. Shot and killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe, in what is now Tippecanoe County, Ind., November 7, 1811 (age 37 years, 248 days). Interment at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, Battle Ground, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of John Marshall (1755-1835).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Anderson-Marshall family of Ohio and West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Daviess counties in Ind., Ky. and Mo., and Jo Daviess County, Ill., are named for him.
  Amos Davis (1794-1835) — of Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky. Born in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., August 15, 1794. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1819, 1825, 1827-28; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1833-35. Died while campaigning, in Owingsville, Bath County, Ky., June 11, 1835 (age 40 years, 300 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Garrett Davis (1801-1872).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel T. Davis (born c.1835) — of New Madrid, New Madrid County, Mo. Born in Kentucky, about 1835. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 25th District, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Lawton Davis (b. 1842) — also known as Thomas L. Davis — of Eureka, Greenwood County, Kan. Born in Kentucky, 1842. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Willis G. Davis and Mary Ann Jacomine (Lawton) Davis (1824-1913); married 1867 to Sallie Catherine Henry; first cousin four times removed of Beverley Randolph (1754-1797); second cousin of Connally Findlay Trigg; second cousin thrice removed of John Wayles Eppes; second cousin four times removed of Theodorick Bland; third cousin twice removed of Francis Wayles Eppes; third cousin thrice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of Douglass Townshend Bolling.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Thomas Terry Davis (d. 1807) — Born in Kentucky. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1795-97; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1797-1803; justice of Indiana territorial supreme court, 1803-07. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind., November 15, 1807. Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Mosby Davison (1855-1912) — also known as George M. Davison — of Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky. Born in Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., March 23, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1880; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1897-99; defeated, 1898. Died, from Bright's disease, in Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., December 18, 1912 (age 57 years, 270 days). Interment at Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edward M. Davison and Martha (Vaughn) Davison.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Cason Day (b. 1862) — also known as Edward C. Day — of Livingston, Park County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., March 20, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1899, 1913-15; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1918-20; trustee, St. Peter's Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Chi Phi; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Day and Mary Frances (Cason) Day.
  William Joseph Deboe (1849-1927) — also known as William J. Deboe — of Marion, Crittenden County, Ky. Born in Crittenden County, Ky., June 30, 1849. Republican. Physician; lawyer; superintendent of schools; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888, 1896, 1912; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1892; member of Kentucky state senate, 1893-98; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1897-1903; postmaster. Died in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky., June 15, 1927 (age 77 years, 350 days). Interment at Mapleview Cemetery, Marion, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edwin R. Denney (c.1904-1986) — of Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Wayne County, Ky., about 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1953-55; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1955. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of an apparent heart attack, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., June 22, 1986 (age about 82 years). Interment at Elk Spring Cemetery, Monticello, Ky.
  William Worth Dickerson (1851-1923) — also known as William W. Dickerson; W. W. Dickerson — of Williamstown, Grant County, Ky.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Sherman, Grant County, Ky., November 29, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; Grant County Prosecuting Attorney, 1872-76; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1885-87; member of Kentucky state senate, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1890-93. Died January 31, 1923 (age 71 years, 63 days). Cremated; ashes interred at City Cemetery, Williamstown, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Archibald Dixon (1802-1876) — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born near Redhouse, Caswell County, N.C., April 2, 1802. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1844-48; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1851-55. Died in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., April 23, 1876 (age 74 years, 21 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky.
  The city of Dixon, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Lincoln Dixon (1860-1932) — of North Vernon, Jennings County, Ind. Born in Vernon, Jennings County, Ind., February 9, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; prosecuting attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit, 1884-92; member of Indiana Democratic State Committee, 1897-1904; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1905-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died in Lyndon, Jefferson County, Ky., September 16, 1932 (age 72 years, 220 days). Interment at Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel M. Dixon and Belinda (Foster) Dixon; married, October 16, 1884, to Kate Storey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Willoughby Barrett Dobbs (1861-1931) — also known as Willoughby B. Dobbs — of Scottsville, Allen County, Ky.; Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Portsmouth, Va., 1861. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1891-92; member of New York state assembly from New York County 32nd District, 1907. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arcanum; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Sherman Square Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 6, 1931 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Charles Edwin Willoughby Dobbs (1840-1916) and Mary Elizabeth (Barrett) Dobbs (1842-1883); married, June 7, 1884, to Mary Ready Ragland (1862-1916).
  Isham Burnett Dodson (1818-1879) — also known as Isham B. Dodson — of Kirksville, Adair County, Mo. Born in Wayne County, Ind., December 7, 1818. Lawyer; Adair County Sheriff, 1847-51; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 7th District, 1865; member of Missouri state senate 8th District, 1867-70. Died in Kirksville, Adair County, Mo., December 25, 1879 (age 61 years, 18 days). Interment at Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery, Kirksville, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John Randall Dodson (1792-1868) and Sarah (Burnett) Dodson (1797-1885); married, August 21, 1843, to Nancy Jane Murphy (1824-1918).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander William Doniphan (1808-1887) — of Liberty, Clay County, Mo.; Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., July 9, 1808. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1836, 1840, 1854; in 1838, he refused to obey an order to execute Joseph Smith and other Mormon leaders, calling it "cold-blooded murder"; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; led Doniphan's Expedition into Mexico, 1846-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876. Died in Richmond, Ray County, Mo., August 8, 1887 (age 79 years, 30 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Mo.; statue at County Courthouse Grounds, Richmond, Mo.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of John Thorton (1786-1847); married, December 21, 1837, to Elizabeth Jane Thornton (1820-1873).
  Political family: Trigg family of Virginia.
  Doniphan County, Kan. is named for him.
  The city of Doniphan, Missouri, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander W. Doniphan (built 1944, scrapped 1964) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Books about Alexander William Doniphan: Roger D. Launius, Alexander William Doniphan: Portrait of a Missouri Moderate
  John Lloyd Dorsey, Jr. (1891-1960) — also known as John L. Dorsey, Jr. — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., August 10, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1930-31. Died in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., March 22, 1960 (age 68 years, 225 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John L. Dorsey and Nannie (Dixon) Dorsey.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Solomon Weathersbee Downs (1801-1854) — also known as Solomon W. Downs — of Louisiana. Born in Montgomery County, Tenn., 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1845-46; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1847-53; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1853. Mortally wounded in a duel, and subsequently died, at Crab Orchard Springs, Lincoln County, Ky., August 14, 1854 (age about 53 years). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Ouachita Parish, La.; reinterment at Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Eldon Steven Dummit (b. 1896) — also known as Eldon S. Dummit — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Monett, Barry County, Mo., August 6, 1896. Republican. Lawyer; director, Central Exchange Bank; Kentucky state attorney general, 1944; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1947; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948. Christian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Flemon R. Dummit and Ludema (Marbut) Dummit; married, August 4, 1926, to Christine Shouse.
  George Washington Dunlap (1813-1880) — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 22, 1813. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1853; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1861-63; defeated, 1855. Died in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., June 6, 1880 (age 67 years, 105 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Ky.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Grundy Dunn (1812-1857) — of Indiana. Born in Washington County, Ky., December 20, 1812. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1847-49, 1855-57 (6th District 1847-49, 3rd District 1855-57); member of Indiana state senate, 1850-52. Died in Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., September 4, 1857 (age 44 years, 258 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Moses Fell Dunn (1842-1915).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henderson Richardson Dysard (1875-1960) — also known as H. R. Dysard — of Carter County, Ky.; Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Carter County, Ky., October 2, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; Carter County Judge, 1902-05; Carter County Attorney, 1906-09; mayor of Ashland, Ky., 1917-21. Died in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., May 6, 1960 (age 84 years, 217 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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