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Lawyer Politicians in Kentucky, N-P

  William Huston Natcher (1909-1994) — also known as William H. Natcher — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born in Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., September 11, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; Warren County Attorney, 1938-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; commonwealth attorney, 8th District, 1951-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1953-94; died in office 1994. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Kiwanis; Odd Fellows. Died, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 29, 1994 (age 84 years, 199 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of J. M. Natcher and Blanche (Hays) Natcher; married, June 17, 1937, to Virginia Reardon.
  The William H. Natcher Parkway (opened 1972 as the Green River Parkway; renamed 1994; redesignated 2018 as Interstate 165, without the Natcher name), which ran through Warren, Butler, Ohio, and Daviess counties, Kentucky, was named for him.  — The William H. Natcher Bridge (opened 2002), which takes U.S. Highway 231 over the Ohio River, between Daviess County, Kentucky and Spencer County, Indiana, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Joseph Harrington Nathan (1856-1955) — also known as Joseph H. Nathan — of Sheffield, Colbert County, Ala. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 7, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Alabama, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912, 1916. Died in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., July 21, 1955 (age 99 years, 195 days). Interment at Winston Family Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Nathan and Hannah Nathan; married, January 24, 1889, to Minnie Burns Lindsey (1860-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gerald A. Neal (b. 1945) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born September 22, 1945. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate 33rd District, 1989-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2004, 2008. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, National Bar Association; Urban League. Still living as of 2008.
  Robert William Nelson (1845-1927) — also known as Robert W. Nelson — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Alexandria, Campbell County, Ky., April 3, 1845. Democrat. Lawyer; president and owner of the Georgetown Water, Gas, Electric and Power Company; one of the founders of the Latonia race track (once a famed horse racing venue) and the German National Bank of Newport; Campbell County Attorney, 1869-73; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1877-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1880; mayor of Newport, Ky., 1900-04. Died January 9, 1927 (age 81 years, 281 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Hayden Nelson (1801-1889) and Marie Ellen Sallie Nelson.
  Anthony New (1747-1833) — of Elkton, Todd County, Ky. Born in Gloucester County, Va., 1747. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1793-1805 (12th District 1793-97, at-large 1797-1805); U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1811-13, 1817-19, 1821-23 (1st District 1811-13, 5th District 1817-19, 1821-23). Died near Elkton, Todd County, Ky., March 2, 1833 (age about 85 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Todd County, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Henry Wirt Newkirk (b. 1854) — also known as H. Wirt Newkirk — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich.; Kentucky; Luther, Lake County, Mich.; Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 1, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; Bay County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1881; Lake County Prosecuting Attorney, 1889-92; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1893-94, 1907-10, 1917-18 (Osceola District 1893-94, Washtenaw County 1st District 1907-10, 1917-18); Washtenaw County Probate Judge, 1897-1900; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1931-33. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1880 to Eleanor J. Birkett.
  Benjamin Sedgwick Noble (1805-1837) — of Franklin County, Ind. Born in Campbell County, Ky., April 19, 1805. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1829-30, 1831-32, 1833-34; defeated, 1834. Died in Brookville, Franklin County, Ind., January 26, 1837 (age 31 years, 282 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Noble; nephew of Noah Noble and Benjamin Sedgwick Noble (1809?-1869).
  Political family: Noble family of Indiana.
  Spencer D. Noe (b. 1943) — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., January 8, 1943. Lawyer; Democratic candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 78th District, 1973; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2004. Member, Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2004.
  Edwin Lee Norris (1865-1924) — also known as Edwin L. Norris — of Dillon, Beaverhead County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Cumberland County, Ky., August 15, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state senate from Beaverhead County, 1897-1900; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1905-08; Governor of Montana, 1908-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1912, 1916 (Honorary Vice-President). Died in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., April 25, 1924 (age 58 years, 254 days). Original interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ky.; reinterment at Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Mont.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth June Wilkins (1869-1942).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clement Singleton Nunn (1870-1935) — also known as Clemm S. Nunn — of Marion, Crittenden County, Ky. Born in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky., February 1, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died June 19, 1935 (age 65 years, 138 days). Interment at Mapleview Cemetery, Marion, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Nunn (1845?-?).
  Louis Broady Nunn (1924-2004) — also known as Louie B. Nunn — of Glasgow, Barren County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Park City, Barren County, Ky., March 8, 1924. Republican. Lawyer; state court judge in Kentucky, 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960 (alternate), 1972; Governor of Kentucky, 1967-71; defeated, 1979; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1972. Died January 29, 2004 (age 79 years, 327 days). Interment at Cosby Cemetery, Horse Cave, Ky.
  Epitaph: "Soldier - attorney - judge - governor - farmer."
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Franklin Ogden (1873-1933) — also known as Charles F. Ogden — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Anchorage, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Charlestown, Clark County, Ind., February 4, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1898-99; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; candidate for Kentucky state senate, 1902; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1919-23. Disciples of Christ. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., April 10, 1933 (age 60 years, 65 days). Interment at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Floyd Ogden and Mary (Pounds) Ogden; married 1898 to Lula Whitesides (1881-1945).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Woodson R. Oglesby Woodson Ratcliffe Oglesby (1867-1955) — also known as Woodson R. Oglesby — of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, N.Y.; Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky., February 9, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1906; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1913-17; defeated, 1916. Died in Quincy, Gadsden County, Fla., April 30, 1955 (age 88 years, 80 days). Entombed at Eastern Cemetery, Quitman, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Miller Woodson Oglesby (1819-1883) and Rebecca Ann (Wight) Oglesby (1827-1921); married to Kate Elma Oglesby (1877-1976); cousin *** of Richard James Oglesby (1824-1899).
  Political family: Oglesby family of Elkhart and Decatur, Illinois.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Mordecai Oliver (1819-1898) — of Richmond, Ray County, Mo.; Greene County, Mo. Born in Anderson County, Ky., October 22, 1819. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1853-57; secretary of state of Missouri, 1861-65. Died in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., April 25, 1898 (age 78 years, 185 days). Interment at Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
  Relatives: Father of Ollie C. Oliver (who married Willard Preble Hall (1820-1882)).
  Political family: Hall family of Missouri.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Emmet O'Neal (1887-1967) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., April 14, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1935-47; defeated, 1946; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1947-48. Baptist. Died in Washington, D.C., July 18, 1967 (age 80 years, 95 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Lydia Elizabeth (Wright) O'Neal and Joseph Thomas O'Neal (1865?-?); brother of Joseph Thomas O'Neal (1881-1944); married, July 29, 1921, to Glessie Morris.
  Political family: O'Neal family of Louisville, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Joseph Thomas O'Neal — also known as Joseph T. O'Neal — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Joseph Thomas O'Neal (1881-1944) and Emmet O'Neal.
  Political family: O'Neal family of Louisville, Kentucky.
  Edward Clay O'Rear (1863-1961) — also known as Edward C. O'Rear — of Montgomery County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Camargo, Montgomery County, Ky., February 2, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1884; Montgomery County Judge, 1894-98; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1907-11; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1911; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1916. Episcopalian. Died in Woodford County, Ky., September 12, 1961 (age 98 years, 222 days). Interment at Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel O'Rear (1796-1871) and Sibba (Mineer) O'Rear (1828-1901); half-brother of Wesley R. Orear; married, November 29, 1882, to Virginia Lee Hazelrigg (1863-1944); father of James Bigstaff O'Rear (1892-1975); third cousin of John Davis O'Rear; fourth cousin by marriage of James Hervey Hazelrigg.
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Charles W. Osenton Charles Wilson Osenton (1865-1930) — also known as Charles W. Osenton — of Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va.; Kanawha Falls, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., May 9, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1899-1902; Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-04; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1904, 1908, 1920; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1920-28. Fell off a cliff, suffered a skull fracture, and died, in Kanawha Falls, Fayette County, W.Va., August 6, 1930 (age 65 years, 89 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George N. Osenton and Daisy Mary (Lansdowne) Osenton (1844-1923); married, October 23, 1889, to Kate Cappellar; married, November 19, 1921, to Margaret Hawkins.
  See also BillionGraves burial record
  Image source: West Virginia and Its People (1913)
John M. Palmer John McAuley Palmer (1817-1900) — also known as John M. Palmer — of Carlinville, Macoupin County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Eagle Creek, Scott County, Ky., September 13, 1817. Lawyer; probate judge in Illinois, 1843-47; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Macoupin County, 1847; county judge in Illinois, 1849-52; member of Illinois state senate, 1852-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1856; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1859; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Illinois, 1869-73; defeated (Democratic), 1888; received 3 electoral votes for Vice-President, 1872; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1884; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1891-97; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896; Gold Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 1896. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., September 25, 1900 (age 83 years, 12 days). Interment at Carlinville City Cemetery, Carlinville, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  James Park (b. 1892) — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., November 10, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War I; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1922-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1932, 1936; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1944; Kentucky Republican state chair, 1948. Disciples of Christ. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Hanson Paynter (1851-1921) — also known as Thomas H. Paynter — of Greenup, Greenup County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born near Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., December 9, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; Greenup County Attorney, 1876-82; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1889-95; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1895-1906; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1907-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 8, 1921 (age 69 years, 89 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Elisha Paynter (1819-1886) and Sarah Paynter; married, May 25, 1876, to Elizabeth K. Pollock.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Lee Peak (1839-1910) — also known as John L. Peak — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Scott County, Ky., April 5, 1839. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1895-97. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., September 24, 1910 (age 71 years, 172 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence, Mo.
  Relatives: Married 1862 to Mattie H. Daviess (1844-1910).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Austin Peay IV (1876-1927) — also known as "The Maker of Modern Tennessee" — of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. Born in Christian County, Ky., June 1, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1901-05; Tennessee Democratic state chair, 1905; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916 (Honorary Vice-President), 1924; Governor of Tennessee, 1923-27; died in office 1927. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, at the Governor's Residence, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 2, 1927 (age 51 years, 123 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Austin Peay and Cornelia Frances (Leavell) Peay; married, September 19, 1895, to Sallie Hurst; father of Austin Peay V (1901-1949).
  Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, is named for him.
  Fielding Jones Pentecost (1876-1951) — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., September 11, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928. Died in Benton, Marshall County, Ky., August 6, 1951 (age 74 years, 329 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky.
  Carl Dewey Perkins (1912-1984) — also known as Carl D. Perkins — of Hindman, Knott County, Ky. Born in Hindman, Knott County, Ky., October 15, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1940; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1949-84; died in office 1984. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., August 3, 1984 (age 71 years, 293 days). Interment at Perkins Cemetery, Leburn, Ky.
  Relatives: Father of Carl Christopher Perkins (1954-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George E. Philipps (1875-1928) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., 1875. Lawyer; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1912-15. Died in 1928 (age about 53 years). Burial location unknown.
  Elijah Conner Phister (1822-1887) — also known as Elijah Phister — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., October 8, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Maysville, Ky., 1848; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1856-62; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1867-71; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1879-83. Died in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., May 16, 1887 (age 64 years, 220 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Maysville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Jackson Picklesimer, Sr. (1874-1955) — also known as Eddie Picklesimer — of Pikeville, Pike County, Ky.; Shelby Creek, Pike County, Ky. Born in Johnson County, Ky., March 30, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; Pike County Attorney, 1911-17; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows. Died, from a heart ailment, in Robinson Creek, Pike County, Ky., March 1, 1955 (age 80 years, 336 days). Interment at Johnson Memorial Cemetery, Pikeville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Milton Picklesimer and Cynthia (Long) Picklesimer; married, October 29, 1896, to Polly Anna 'Annie' Marrs (1880-1963); first cousin once removed of Paris Roscoe Vanover, Sr. (1863-1927).
  John Pope (1770-1845) — also known as "One-Arm Pope" — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; Springfield, Washington County, Ky. Born in Prince William County, Va., 1770. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1800, 1820; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1802, 1806-07; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1807-13; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1816-19; member of Kentucky state senate, 1825-29; Governor of Arkansas Territory, 1829-35; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1837-43. Lost his right arm as a youth. Died in Springfield, Washington County, Ky., July 12, 1845 (age about 75 years). Interment at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Nathaniel Pope (1784-1850); married to Eliza Johnson (sister-in-law of John Quincy Adams).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Pope County, Ark. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edwin Monroe Porch (1852-1927) — also known as Edwin M. Porch — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, February 4, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888; agent for Standard Oil Company. Died April 18, 1927 (age 75 years, 73 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Denton Porch (1817-1878) and Elizabeth Jane (Cox) Porch (1826-1868); married, December 1, 1869, to Mary Harreitt Gossett (1851-1909).
  Lazarus Whitehead Powell (1812-1867) — also known as Lazarus W. Powell — of Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. Born in Henderson County, Ky., October 6, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1836; Governor of Kentucky, 1851-55; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1859-65. Died July 3, 1867 (age 54 years, 270 days). Interment at Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky.
  Powell County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Caleb Powers (1869-1932) — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Whitley County, Ky., February 1, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1900; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1911-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1916. Prosecuted and thrice convicted for the murder of Gov. William J. Goebel and spent eight years in prison; pardoned in 1908 by Gov. Augustus E. Willson. Died July 25, 1932 (age 63 years, 175 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Barbourville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Preston (1816-1887) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 16, 1816. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Kentucky, 1839 (speaker); colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1850, 1868-69; member of Kentucky state senate, 1851-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1852-55; defeated, 1854; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856, 1880 (speaker); U.S. Minister to Spain, 1859-61; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 21, 1887 (age 70 years, 340 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Henrietta Preston (who married Albert Sidney Johnston); nephew of Francis Smith Preston (1765-1836); grandfather of Preston Davie (who married May Preston Davie).
  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
  J. Allen Prewitt (b. 1862) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Henry County, Ky., January 20, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1917-22. Burial location unknown.
  William Jennings Price (1873-1922) — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky. Born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., December 15, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1900; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908; U.S. Minister to Panama, 1913-21. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Chi. Died in 1922 (age about 48 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  George H. Proffit (1807-1847) — of Petersburg, Pike County, Ind. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 7, 1807. Merchant; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1831-33, 1836-39; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1839-43; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1843-44. French and English ancestry. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 7, 1847 (age 40 years, 0 days). Interment at Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Samuel Johnson Pugh (1850-1922) — also known as Samuel J. Pugh — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born in Greenup County, Ky., January 28, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; Lewis County Attorney, 1878-86; Lewis County Judge, 1886-90; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1890-91; member of Kentucky state senate, 1893-94; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1895-1901. Died in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., April 17, 1922 (age 72 years, 79 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Vanceburg, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel B. Pugh and Mary A. Pugh.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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