The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Lawyer Politicians in Kentucky, L

  Ruby Laffoon (1869-1941) — also known as "The Terrible Turk from Madisonville" — of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky. Born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., January 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Kentucky state treasurer, 1907; candidate in primary for Kentucky auditor of public accounts, 1911; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1921-31; Governor of Kentucky, 1931-35; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932, 1940; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1936. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen. Died, from a stroke, in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., March 1, 1941 (age 72 years, 45 days). Interment at Grapevine Cemetery, Madisonville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Bledsoe Laffoon and Martha (Earle) Laffoon; married, January 31, 1894, to Mary Bryant Nisbet (1874-1972); nephew of Polk Laffoon (1844-1906); first cousin of Polk Laffoon (1877-1945).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Bradford Lancaster (1790-1856) — also known as Joseph B. Lancaster — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Kentucky, 1790. Whig. Lawyer; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1846-47; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1848-50; mayor of Tampa, Fla., 1856; died in office 1856. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., November 25, 1856 (age about 66 years). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Tampa, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John Lancaster and Catherine (Miles) Lancaster; married 1815 to Annie Blair.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles M. Leibson (b. 1929) — of Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 30, 1929. Lawyer; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1976-82; justice of Kentucky state supreme court, 1982-94. Still living as of 1994.
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) — also known as "Honest Abe"; "Old Abe"; "The Rail-Splitter"; "The Illinois Baboon" — of New Salem, Menard County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in a log cabin, Hardin County (part now in Larue County), Ky., February 12, 1809. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; postmaster; lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1834-41; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1847-49; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1856; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1858; President of the United States, 1861-65; died in office 1865; His election as president in 1860 precipitated the Civil War; determined to preserve the Union, he led the North to victory on the battlefield, freed the slaves in the conquered states, and in doing this, redefined American nationhood. He was. English ancestry. Elected in 1900 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Shot by the assassin John Wilkes Booth, during a play at Ford's Theater, in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865; died at Peterson's Boarding House, across the street, the following day, April 15, 1865 (age 56 years, 62 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; memorial monument at National Mall, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1868 at Judiciary Park, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851) and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln (1784-1818); married, November 4, 1842, to Mary Ann Todd (1818-1882; sister-in-law of Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809-1889); half-sister-in-law of N. H. R. Dawson; aunt of Martha Dee Todd; grandniece of David Rittenhouse Porter); father of Robert Todd Lincoln; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; third cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee and Zachary Taylor; fourth cousin once removed of Levi Lincoln, Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political families: Lincoln-Lee family; Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr. — Isham N. Haynie — William M. Stone — John Pitcher — Stephen Miller — John T. Stuart — William H. Seward — Henry L. Burnett — Judah P. Benjamin — Robert Toombs — Richard Taylor Jacob — George W. Jones — James Adams — John G. Nicolay — Edward Everett — Stephen T. Logan — Francis P. Blair — John Hay — Henry Reed Rathbone — James A. Ekin — Frederick W. Seward — John H. Surratt — John H. Surratt, Jr. — James Shields
  Lincoln counties in Ark., Colo., Idaho, Kan., La., Minn., Miss., Mont., Neb., Nev., N.M., Okla., Ore., Wash., W.Va., Wis. and Wyo. are named for him.
  The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is named for him.  — Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, Tennessee, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, near Oxford, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Abraham L. KeisterAbraham L. TuckerAbraham L. BrickAbraham L. KelloggAbraham Lincoln BernsteinA. Lincoln ReileyA. L. HelmickAbraham L. SuttonA. Lincoln AckerAbraham L. OsgoodAbraham L. WitmerAbraham L. PhillipsAbraham L. PaytonA. L. AuthA. Lincoln MooreA. Lincoln NiditchAbraham L. RubensteinAbraham L. Davis, Jr.Abraham L. FreedmanA. L. MarovitzLincoln GordonAbraham L. BannerAbraham Lincoln Tosti
  Coins and currency: His portrait has appeared on the U.S. penny (one cent coin) since 1909, and on the $5 bill since 1913. From the 1860s until 1927, his portrait also appeared on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $1 to $500.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Abraham Lincoln: David Herbert Donald, Lincoln — George Anastaplo, Abraham Lincoln : A Constitutional Biography — G. S. Boritt, ed., The Lincoln Enigma : The Changing Faces of an American Icon — Albert J. Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 — Geoffrey Perret, Lincoln's War : The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief — David Herbert Donald, We Are Lincoln Men : Abraham Lincoln and His Friends — Edward Steers, Jr., Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln — Mario Cuomo, Why Lincoln Matters : Today More Than Ever — Michael W. Kauffman, American Brutus : John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Joshua Wolf Shenk, Lincoln's Melancholy : How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness — John Channing Briggs, Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered — Ronald C. White, Jr., The Eloquent President : A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words — Harold Holzer, Lincoln at Cooper Union : The Speech That Made Abraham Linco ln President — Michael Lind, What Lincoln Believed : The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Michael Burlingame, ed., Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay — Thomas J. Craughwell, Stealing Lincoln's Body — Roy Morris, Jr., The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America — John Stauffer, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln — Karen Judson, Abraham Lincoln (for young readers) — Maira Kalman, Looking at Lincoln (for young readers)
  Critical books about Abraham Lincoln: Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln : A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
  Fiction about Abraham Lincoln: Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Ambrose Haydon Livingston (1850-1913) — also known as Ambrose H. Livingston — Born in Clinton County, Ky., December 24, 1850. School teacher; lawyer; People's candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 14th District, 1894, 1896. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in West Plains, Howell County, Mo., May 26, 1913 (age 62 years, 153 days). Interment at Hutton Valley Cemetery, Willow Springs, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Mary 'Polly' (Smith) Livingston (1823-1894) and Thomas Elliott Livingston (1825-1902); married, November 4, 1870, to Elizabeth Ann Gulley (1850-1901).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marvel Mills Logan (1874-1939) — also known as M. M. Logan — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born near Brownsville, Edmonson County, Ky., January 7, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; Kentucky state attorney general, 1916-17; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1926; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1931-39; died in office 1939; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932, 1936. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Washington, D.C., October 3, 1939 (age 65 years, 269 days). Interment at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Near Brownsville, Edmonson County, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Stephen Trigg Logan (1800-1880) — also known as Stephen T. Logan — of Barren County, Ky.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Franklin County, Ky., February 24, 1800. Republican. Lawyer; Barren County Commonwealth Attorney, 1822-32; circuit judge in Illinois, 1835-40; law partner of Abraham Lincoln, 1841-44; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1843-47, 1855-56; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Sangamon County, 1847; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1860. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., July 24, 1880 (age 80 years, 151 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of David Logan and Mary (Trigg) Logan; grandson of Stephen Trigg (1742-1782).
  Political family: Trigg family of Virginia.
  Logan County, Ill. may have been named for him.
  James Love (1795-1874) — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Nelson County, Ky., May 12, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1819; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1833-35; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., June 12, 1874 (age 79 years, 31 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Horace Harmon Lurton (1844-1914) — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.; Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., February 26, 1844. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1886-93; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1893-1909; law professor; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1909-14; died in office 1914. Episcopalian. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., July 12, 1914 (age 70 years, 136 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Lycurgus L. Lurton and Sarah (Harmon) Lurton; married 1867 to Frances Owen.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
"Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
  The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/KY/lawyer.L.html.  
  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
  More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
  If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]