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Lawyer Politicians in Kentucky, I-K

  Harvey Samuel Irwin (1844-1916) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Highland County, Ohio, December 10, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1901-03. Died in Vienna, Fairfax County, Va., September 3, 1916 (age 71 years, 268 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Ollie M. James Ollie Murray James (1871-1918) — also known as Ollie M. James — of Marion, Crittenden County, Ky. Born in Crittenden County, Ky., July 27, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1904 (delegation chair), 1908 (delegation chair), 1912 (Permanent Chair; chair, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1916; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1903-13; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1913-18; died in office 1918. Died in 1918 (age about 46 years). Interment at Mapleview Cemetery, Marion, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of L. H. James and Elizabeth J. James; married, December 2, 1903, to Ruth Thomas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1908
  John Jameson (1802-1857) — of Missouri. Born near Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., March 6, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1830-36; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1834-36; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1839-41, 1843-45, 1847-49 (at-large 1839-41, 1843-45, 2nd District 1847-49); ordained minister. Died in Fulton, Callaway County, Mo., January 24, 1857 (age 54 years, 324 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Callaway County, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George W. Johnson (1811-1862) — of Georgetown, Scott County, Ky. Born in 1811. Lawyer; delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861; Confederate Governor of Kentucky, 1861-62. Shot during a Civil War battle, and died soon after, 1862 (age about 51 years). Interment somewhere in Georgetown, Ky.
  Relatives: Father of Henry V. Johnson (1852-?).
  Political family: Johnson family of Georgetown, Kentucky.
  Henry V. Johnson (b. 1852) — of Georgetown, Scott County, Ky.; Denver, Colo. Born in Scott County, Ky., August 6, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; Scott County Attorney; U.S. Attorney for Colorado, 1893-97; mayor of Denver, Colo., 1899-1901. Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of John Berry (1833-1879); son of George W. Johnson.
  Political family: Johnson family of Georgetown, Kentucky.
  John Telemachus Johnson (1788-1856) — also known as John T. Johnson — of Georgetown, Scott County, Ky. Born in Great Crossings, Scott County, Ky., October 5, 1788. Minister; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1810; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1821-25 (3rd District 1821-23, 5th District 1823-25); Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1826. Christian. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., December 17, 1856 (age 68 years, 73 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Johnson (1745-1815) and Jemima (Suggett) Johnson (1753-1814); brother of James Johnson (1774-1826) and Richard Mentor Johnson; married, October 9, 1811, to Sophie E. Lewis (1796-1849); uncle of Robert Ward Johnson.
  Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Richard M. Johnson Richard Mentor Johnson (1780-1850) — also known as Richard M. Johnson — of Great Crossings, Scott County, Ky. Born in Jefferson County, Ky., October 17, 1780. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1804; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1807-19, 1829-37 (4th District 1807-13, at-large 1813-15, 3rd District 1815-19, 5th District 1829-33, 13th District 1833-37); U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1819-29; Vice President of the United States, 1837-41; defeated, 1840; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1844. Member, Freemasons. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 19, 1850 (age 70 years, 33 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of James Johnson and John Telemachus Johnson (1788-1856); uncle of Robert Ward Johnson.
  Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
  Johnson counties in Ill., Iowa, Ky., Mo. and Neb. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Richard Mentor Johnson: William Emmons, Authentic biography of Colonel Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky — Leland Winfield Meyer, The life and time of Colonel Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky — Jonathan Milnor Jones, The making of a Vice President: The national political career of Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  Charles Wesley Jones (1904-c.1957) — also known as Charles W. Jones — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., February 14, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1932; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1952. Methodist. African ancestry. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., about 1957 (age about 53 years). Burial location unknown.
  James Garrard Jones (1814-1872) — also known as James G. Jones — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., July 3, 1814. Lawyer; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1847-53; Indiana state attorney general, 1860-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Indiana, 1869. Episcopalian. Died in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., April 5, 1872 (age 57 years, 277 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Married 1838 to Rose Ann Rappelye; father-in-law of Eccles G. Van Riper (1841-?).
  John Rice Jones (1759-1824) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Vincennes, Knox County, Ind.; Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Ill.; Potosi, Washington County, Mo. Born in Mallwyd, Gwynedd, Wales, February 11, 1759. Lawyer; member Indiana territorial council, 1805-08; member of Missouri territorial legislature, 1814; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention from Washington County, 1820; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1820-24; appointed 1820; died in office 1824. Welsh ancestry. Died in St. Louis, Mo., February 1, 1824 (age 64 years, 355 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Jones; married 1781 to Eliza Powell (died 1787); married, February 11, 1791, to Mary Barger; father of Rice Jones (murdered 1808), John Rice Jones and George Wallace Jones (1804-1896); grandfather of John Rice Homer Scott.
  Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Ray S. Jones II (b. 1969) — of Pikeville, Pike County, Ky. Born October 6, 1969. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate 31st District, 2001-. Baptist. Still living as of 2004.
  John Joyes (1799-1877) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 8, 1799. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1827; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1834-36. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 31, 1877 (age 78 years, 143 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick Joyes; brother of Thomas Joyes (1787-1866).
  See also Wikipedia article
  David K. Karem (b. 1943) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born August 31, 1943. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 34th District, 1972-74; member of Kentucky state senate 35th District, 1976-. Catholic. Lebanese ancestry. Still living as of 2004.
  George John Kaufmann (b. 1913) — also known as George J. Kaufmann — of Fort Thomas, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., May 20, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952, 1956, 1960. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Rotary; Elks; Eagles; Knights of Columbus. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George J. Kaufmann and Mary (Brown) Kaufmann; married, July 16, 1936, to Ann Bassmann.
  James Riley Keaton (1861-1946) — also known as James R. Keaton — of Guthrie, Logan County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Carter County, Ky., December 10, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Oklahoma territorial supreme court, 1896-98; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Oklahoma Territory, 1898. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from a heart ailment, in Wesley Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., April 3, 1946 (age 84 years, 114 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Nelson T. Keaton (1835-1912) and Mary Ann (Huff) Keaton (1844-1936); married 1890 to Lucille Johnston (1863-1923).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Nicholas Kehoe (1862-1945) — also known as James N. Kehoe — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., July 15, 1862. Democrat. Printing business; lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1901-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); president, Hayswood Hospital. Died June 16, 1945 (age 82 years, 336 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Kehoe and Nora Kehoe; married, September 24, 1892, to Hannah M. Kane (died 1910); married, April 20, 1918, to Frances Reed Calvert.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Dan Kelly (b. 1950) — of Springfield, Washington County, Ky. Born August 29, 1950. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate 14th District, 1991-. Still living as of 2004.
  William Louis Kelly (b. 1839) — also known as William L. Kelly — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Springfield, Washington County, Ky., August 27, 1839. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; newspaper editor; lawyer; district judge in Minnesota 2nd District, 1887-1917. Burial location unknown.
  John Kelsey (b. 1819) — of Benton County, Ore. Born in Kentucky, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Oregon state constitutional convention from Benton County, 1857; justice of Oregon state supreme court, 1868-70. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Kramer (1879-1943) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., April 18, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 13th District, 1933-43; defeated, 1942, 1943; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1936; candidate in primary for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1941. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus. Died in Cedar Lodge Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 20, 1943 (age 63 years, 277 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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