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Lawyer Politicians in Kentucky, T-V

  David W. Tandy — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for mayor of Louisville, Ky., 2010. African ancestry. Still living as of 2010.
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  William Preston Taulbee (1851-1890) — also known as William P. Taulbee — of Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky. Born in Morgan County, Ky., October 22, 1851. Democrat. Ordained minister; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1885-89. Shot and mortally wounded, by Charles E. Kincaid, a journalist with whom he had quarreled, in the U.S. Capitol Building, and died eleven days later at Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C., March 11, 1890 (age 38 years, 140 days). Kincaid pleaded self-defense and was found not guilty of murder in 1891. Interment a private or family graveyard, Morgan County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Harrison Taulbee (1824-1905) and Mary Ann (Wilson) Taulbee (1831-1916); married to Lou Emma Oney (1852-1903).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Leland Taylor (1885-1948) — also known as E. Leland Taylor — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., April 10, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1945-48. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Died February 16, 1948 (age 62 years, 312 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Augustin Taylor and Margaret (Jordan) Taylor; married, September 19, 1914, to Edith Somers.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Harrison Taylor (1810-1876) — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Lewis County, Ky., August 19, 1810. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1836, 1862-67; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1863-67; district Commonwealth Attorney, 1839-50; candidate for delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1850; member of Kentucky state senate, 1858-61; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1864; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1867. Died in a hotel at Brooksville, Bracken County, Ky., November 28, 1876 (age 66 years, 101 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Taylor and Elizabeth (Harrison) Taylor; married 1840 to Charlotte J. Duke.
  William Sylvester Taylor (1853-1928) — also known as William S. Taylor; W. S. Taylor; "Hogjaw" — of Morgantown, Butler County, Ky. Born in Butler County, Ky., October 10, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; state court judge in Kentucky, 1886; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888, 1900; Kentucky state attorney general, 1896-99; Governor of Kentucky, 1899-1900. Indicted in 1900 as a conspirator in the assassination of William J. Goebel; fled to Indiana; never extradited; pardoned in 1909 by Gov. Augustus E. Willson. Died August 2, 1928 (age 74 years, 297 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Cross-reference: Charles E. Sapp
  Zachary Taylor (1849-1921) — of Tennessee. Born near Brownsville, Haywood County, Tenn., May 9, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; insurance business; member of Tennessee state senate, 1881-83; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 10th District, 1885-87; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1896. Died in Ellendale, Shelby County, Tenn., February 19, 1921 (age 71 years, 286 days). Interment at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Whitfield Terrell (1803-1846) — also known as George W. Terrell — of Tennessee; Texas. Born in Nelson County, Ky., 1803. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1829-36; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1841-44. Died May 13, 1846 (age about 42 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Col. James Terrell; married to Barbara Ann Culp (1807-1873; who later married Joseph Carroll Harrison (1822-1855)).
  Political family: Harrison-Rountree family of Austin, Texas.
  Thomas Fontain Terrell (1866-1939) — also known as Thomas F. Terrell — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Ballard County, Ky., July 5, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1901-03. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., October 28, 1939 (age 73 years, 115 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of James Douglas Terrell (1830-1910) and Frances A. 'Fannie' (Corbett) Terrell (1840-1927); married 1897 to Grace Greenwood Jenks (1872-1954).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Smith Terry (1823-1889) — also known as David S. Terry — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; San Francisco, Calif.; Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in Christian County (part now in Todd County), Ky., March 8, 1823. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; advocated the extension of slavery to California; justice of California state supreme court, 1855-59; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1857-59; killed U.S. Senator David C. Broderick in a duel near San Francisco in 1859; tried for murder, but acquitted; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1878-79; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1880; his wife Sarah Althea Hill claimed to be the widow and heir of wealthy U.S. Senator William Sharon; in September, 1888, when her claim was finally rejected by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field (acting as a Court of Appeals judge for California), she and Terry caused an altercation in the courtroom and were jailed six months for contempt of court. Five months after his release from jail, he encountered Justice Field and slapped him in the face; he was then shot through the heart and killed by U.S. Deputy Marshal David Neagle, the justice's bodyguard, in the train station dining room at Lathrop, San Joaquin County, Calif., August 14, 1889 (age 66 years, 159 days). Neagle was arrested by local authorities, but later released on the demand of the U.S. government. Interment at Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Royal Terry (1792-1877) and Sarah David (Smith) Terry (1793-1837); brother of Benjamin Franklin Terry (1821-1861); married, November 26, 1852, to Cornelia Runnels (1829-1884; niece of Hardin Richard Runnels); married, January 7, 1886, to Sarah Althea Hill (1857-1937).
  Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
  Cross-reference: Peter Singleton Wilkes
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Morgan Thomas (1828-1914) — also known as George M. Thomas — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born near Poplar Flat, Lewis County, Ky., November 23, 1828. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1859-63, 1872-73; county judge in Kentucky, 1868; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1871; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1874-80; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1881-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1884, 1888; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1887-89; defeated, 1870. Died, reportedly from angina pectoris, in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., January 7, 1914 (age 85 years, 45 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Vanceburg, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah H. Thomas and Mary Arminta (Boggs) Thomas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Manlius Valerius Thomson (1802-1850) — of Kentucky. Born in Scott County, Ky., August 13, 1802. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1840-44; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Died in Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., July 22, 1850 (age 47 years, 343 days). Interment at Georgetown College Campus, Georgetown, Ky.
  John Wooleston Tibbatts (1801-1852) — also known as John W. Tibbatts — of Newport, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, November 28, 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1843-47; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Died in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., July 5, 1852 (age 50 years, 220 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of George Baird Hodge (1828-1892).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jouett Ross Todd (b. 1903) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 16, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1932 (alternate), 1940; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1939; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1942; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1944; Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1944. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  George H. Traylor (b. 1864) — of New Madrid, New Madrid County, Mo. Born in Shady Grove, Crittenden County, Ky., April 27, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster at New Madrid, Mo., 1911-15; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 23rd District, 1923. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1898 to Rosa Davis.
  Melvin Alvah Traylor (1878-1934) — also known as Melvin A. Traylor — of Malone, Hill County, Tex.; Ballinger, Runnels County, Tex.; East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born, in a log cabin near Breeding, Adair County, Ky., October 21, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928, 1932; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932. Died, of pneumonia, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 14, 1934 (age 55 years, 116 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of James Milton Traylor and Kitty (Harvey) Traylor; married to Dorothy Arnold Yerby.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Allen Trimble (1786-1821) — of Ohio. Born in Woodford County, Ky., April 4, 1786. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1819-21; died in office 1821. Died, from his war wounds, in Washington, D.C., December 13, 1821 (age 35 years, 253 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Brother of Allen Trimble (1783-1870).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Kenneth Herndon Tuggle (1904-1978) — also known as Kenneth H. Tuggle — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., June 12, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; president, Union National Bank of Barbourville, 1934-53; candidate for Kentucky state attorney general, 1939; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee); member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1953-75. Methodist. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Tau Kappa Alpha; Pi Kappa Alpha; American Judicature Society; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association. Died in 1978 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Davis Tuggle and Sue Gregory (Root) Tuggle; married, August 20, 1937, to Vivian Shifley.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Arthur Turner (1878-1943) — also known as Arthur Turner — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., February 11, 1878. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1908-11. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, of arteriosclerosis, in a hospital at San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., October 22, 1943 (age 65 years, 253 days). Interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, Calif.
  Relatives: Grandson of James Albert Turner (1822?-?).
  Joseph Rogers Underwood (1791-1876) — also known as Joseph R. Underwood — of Glasgow, Barren County, Ky.; Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born in Goochland County, Va., October 24, 1791. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1816-19, 1825-26, 1861-63; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1824; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1828; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1828-35; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1835-43; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1844; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1847-53. Died near Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., August 23, 1876 (age 84 years, 304 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Warner Lewis Underwood; father of John Cox Underwood (1840-1913); grandfather of Oscar Wilder Underwood.
  Political family: Underwood family of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Oscar Wilder Underwood (1862-1929) — also known as Oscar W. Underwood — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 6, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1895-1915 (9th District 1895-1909, 7th District 1909-11, 9th District 1911-15); candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1912, 1924; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1915-27. Episcopalian. Died in Fairfax County, Va., January 25, 1929 (age 66 years, 264 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Underwood and Frederica Virginia (Wilder) Underwood; grandson of Joseph Rogers Underwood (1791-1876).
  Political family: Underwood family of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William R. Vance (1806-1885) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in 1806. Whig. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1830; member of Kentucky state senate, 1830; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1847-50. Died in 1885 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Paris Roscoe Vanover, Sr. (1863-1927) — also known as Roscoe Vanover, Sr. — Born in Wise County, Va., September 7, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Kentucky 35th District, 1920-21. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, from a gall bladder infection, in Pike County, Ky., September 18, 1927 (age 64 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Hill Vanover (died 1901) and Keziah (Landireth) Vanover (died 1893); married, September 10, 1885, to Martha Jane Potter (1869-1938); first cousin once removed of Edward Jackson Picklesimer, Sr. (1874-1955).
  William F. Vermilion (1830-1894) — of Iowa. Born in Kentucky, October 18, 1830. Republican. Physician; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Iowa state senate, 1869-73. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, December 28, 1894 (age 64 years, 71 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
  Relatives: Father of Charles William Vermilion (1866-1927).
  The township of Vermillion, Iowa, is named for him.
  Books about William Vermilion: Donald C. Elder III, Love Amid the Turmoil : The Civil War Letters of William and Mary Vermilion
George G. Vest George Graham Vest (1830-1904) — also known as George G. Vest — of Boonville, Cooper County, Mo.; Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., December 6, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1860; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1860; Delegate from Missouri to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; Senator from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1865; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1879-1903; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1880. Died in Sweet Springs, Saline County, Mo., August 9, 1904 (age 73 years, 247 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Brother of Louisa Morris Vest (1833-1899; who married Robert Samuel Triplett (1830-1905)).
  Political family: Triplett-Vest family of Owensboro, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Frederick Moore Vinson (1890-1953) — also known as Fred M. Vinson — of Louisa, Lawrence County, Ky.; Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Louisa, Lawrence County, Ky., January 22, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1924-29, 1931-38 (9th District 1924-29, 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 8th District 1935-38); defeated, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1938-43; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1945-46; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1946-53; died in office 1953. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Washington, D.C., September 8, 1953 (age 63 years, 229 days). Interment at Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.
  Relatives: Married, January 24, 1923, to Roberta Dixon (1904?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Fred M. Vinson: Melvin I. Urofsky, Division and Discord : The Supreme Court Under Stone and Vinson, 1941-1953 — James E. St. Clair & Linda C. Gugin, Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky: A Political Biography
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