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Lawyer Politicians in Kentucky, W-Z

O. H. Waddle Odolphus Ham Waddle (1851-1918) — also known as O. H. Waddle — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born March 4, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 29, 1918 (age 67 years, 300 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Waddle and Maria (Ham) Waddle; married to Mary Austin Hall.
  Image source: The Confederate Veteran (1910)
  William Henry Wadsworth (1821-1893) — also known as William H. Wadsworth — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., July 4, 1821. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1853-56; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1860; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1861-65, 1885-87. Died in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., April 2, 1893 (age 71 years, 272 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Shelby Walker (1815-1891) — also known as David S. Walker — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Logan County, Ky., May 2, 1815. Lawyer; mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., 1852; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1860-65; Governor of Florida, 1865-68; defeated (American), 1856; circuit judge in Florida, 1878-91. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., July 20, 1891 (age 76 years, 79 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of David Walker; married to Philoclea Alston (sister of Augustus A. Alston; niece of Willis Alston); father of Courtney Walker (who married Robert Spratt Cockrell (1866-1957)) and David Shelby Walker, Jr..
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Walker (1763-1819) — of Jessamine County, Ky. Born in Culpeper County, Va., 1763. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1810-14; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1813-14. Died in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., 1819 (age about 56 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Jessamine County, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of David Walker; granduncle of James David Walker (1830-1906).
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James David Walker (1830-1906) — also known as James D. Walker — of Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark. Born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., December 13, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1879-85. Died in Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., November 17, 1906 (age 75 years, 339 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Nephew of John McLean; grandson of David Walker; grandnephew of George Walker; cousin *** of Wilkinson Call (1834-1910).
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Leonard Walker (b. 1906) — also known as J. Leonard Walker — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Jefferson County, Ky., November 21, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Kentucky state attorney general, 1951; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, 1954-59. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edgar Walker and Catherine (Burke) Walker; married, April 28, 1933, to Evelyn M. Hook.
  Lewis Leavell Walker (1873-1944) — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky. Born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., February 15, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; banker; Garrard County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901; district judge in Kentucky 13th District, 1910-11; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1929-31. Died in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., June 30, 1944 (age 71 years, 136 days). Interment at Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Coleman Covington Wallace — also known as Coleman C. Wallace — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster at Richmond, Ky., 1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of William Luxon Wallace (1889-1974).
  William Luxon Wallace (1889-1974) — also known as William L. Wallace — of Richmond, Madison County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., January 2, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee), 1960 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Kentucky state senate 29th District, 1921-24; member of Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, 1936-69. Member, Elks; Odd Fellows; Sons of the American Revolution; Kiwanis; American Legion; American Bar Association. Died December 23, 1974 (age 85 years, 355 days). Interment at Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Coleman Covington Wallace (1859?-?).
  William Thomas Ward (1808-1878) — also known as William T. Ward — of Kentucky. Born in Virginia, August 9, 1808. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1851-53; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died October 12, 1878 (age 70 years, 64 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Orie Solomon Ware (1882-1974) — also known as Orie S. Ware — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Peach Grove, Pendleton County, Ky., May 11, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Covington, Ky., 1914-21; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1927-29. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Ky., December 16, 1974 (age 92 years, 219 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edgar T. Washburn — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Lawyer; mayor of Paducah, Ky., 1936-40; defeated, 1931. Burial location unknown.
Aaron S. Watkins Aaron Sherman Watkins (1863-1941) — also known as Aaron S. Watkins — of Wilmore, Jessamine County, Ky.; Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio; Columbus Grove, Putnam County, Ohio; Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Rushsylvania, Logan County, Ohio, November 29, 1863. School teacher; lawyer; Methodist minister; university professor; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1904; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1905, 1922, 1932; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1908, 1912; president, Asbury College, 1909-10; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1916; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1920. Methodist. Died in Rushsylvania, Logan County, Ohio, February 9, 1941 (age 77 years, 72 days). Interment at Equality Cemetery, Rushsylvania, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William White Watkins and Rebecca J. (Elliott) Watkins; married, November 8, 1890, to Emma L. Davis (1857-1950); grandfather of W. Dean Watkins (1931-).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
  Harvey Watterson (1879-1908) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 12, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly, 1906. While trying to close a window in his law office, he fell through the window to his death 110 feet below, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 11, 1908 (age 29 years, 273 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Watterson (1840-1921) and Rebecca (Ewing) Watterson (1842-1929); grandson of Harvey Magee Watterson and Andrew Ewing; grandnephew of Edwin Hickman Ewing; second cousin of John Overton Pendleton and James Harlan Cleveland, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harvey Magee Watterson (1811-1891) — also known as Harvey M. Watterson — of Tennessee. Born in Bedford County, Tenn., November 23, 1811. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1835; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 9th District, 1839-43; member of Tennessee state senate, 1845-47; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1845-47. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 1, 1891 (age 79 years, 312 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Talitha Black (1812-1884; sister-in-law of Stanley Matthews); father of Henry Watterson (1840-1921); grandfather of Harvey Watterson.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Clarence Watts (1902-1971) — also known as John C. Watts — of Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky. Born in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., July 9, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; chair of Jessamine County Democratic Party, 1928-53; Jessamine County Attorney, 1933-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1947-48; Kentucky motor transportation commissioner, 1948-51; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1951-71; died in office 1971. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Knights of Pythias; Lions. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., September 24, 1971 (age 69 years, 77 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Montague Watts and Frances Elizabeth (Wilson) Watts; married, March 27, 1945, to Nora Mae Wilburn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Sebrie Watts (1816-1876) — of Indiana; Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M. Born in Boone County, Ky., January 19, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1846; U.S. District Judge for New Mexico, 1851-54; Delegate to U.S. Congress from New Mexico Territory, 1861-63; justice of New Mexico territorial supreme court, 1868-69. Died in Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind., June 11, 1876 (age 60 years, 144 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Thomas Weitzel (1873-1936) — also known as George T. Weitzel — of Missouri. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., June 23, 1873. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; U.S. Minister to Nicaragua, 1911-13. Died in Washington, D.C., January 1, 1936 (age 62 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Lynn Boyd Wells (b. 1893) — also known as Lynn B. Wells — of West Liberty, Morgan County, Ky. Born in West Liberty, Morgan County, Ky., January 29, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; elected Kentucky state house of representatives 75th District 1955. Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Granvil Wells and Arzelda (Keeton) Wells; married to Jewel D. Johnson.
  Lawrence Winchester Wetherby (1908-1994) — also known as Lawrence W. Wetherby — of Anchorage, Jefferson County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Middletown, Jefferson County, Ky., January 2, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; juvenile court judge in Kentucky, 1943-47; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1947-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; secretary of Kentucky Democratic Party, 1948-51; Governor of Kentucky, 1950-55; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1954; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1956; member of Kentucky state senate, 1965-66. Methodist. Member, Sigma Nu Phi; Rotary. Died at King's Daughters Memorial Hospital, Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., March 27, 1994 (age 86 years, 84 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel David Wetherby and Fanny (Yenowine) Wetherby; married, April 24, 1930, to Helen Dwyer.
  Joseph M. White (1781-1839) — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla.; Monticello, Jefferson County, Fla. Born in Franklin County, Ky., May 10, 1781. Lawyer; Kentucky state attorney general, 1820; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Florida Territory, 1825-37. Died in St. Louis, Mo., October 19, 1839 (age 58 years, 162 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wayne Edward Whitfield (b. 1943) — also known as Ed Whitfield — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., May 25, 1943. Lawyer; business executive; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 8th District, 1973-75; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1995-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2012. Methodist. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Charles Anderson Wickliffe (1788-1869) — also known as Charles A. Wickliffe — of Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky. Born near Springfield, Washington County, Ky., June 8, 1788. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1812-13, 1822-23, 1833-35; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1823-33, 1861-63 (9th District 1823-33, 5th District 1861-63); Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1836-39; Governor of Kentucky, 1839-40; U.S. Postmaster General, 1841-45; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856. Presbyterian. Died near Ilchester, Howard County, Md., October 31, 1869 (age 81 years, 145 days). Interment at Bardstown Cemetery, Bardstown, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Margaret Crepps (1788-1863); father-in-law of David Levy Yulee; father of Margaret Anderson Wickliffe (c.1821-1860; who married Joseph Holt) and Robert Charles Wickliffe (1819-1895); grandfather of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham and Robert Charles Wickliffe (1874-1912).
  Political family: Wickliffe-Holt family of Louisville, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Charles Wickliffe (1819-1895) — of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, La. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., January 6, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1850; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1854-56; Governor of Louisiana, 1856-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1876, 1884. Presbyterian. Died in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., April 18, 1895 (age 76 years, 102 days). Interment at Bardstown Cemetery, Bardstown, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Anderson Wickliffe; married to Anna Ruffin Dawson (died 1853; daughter of John Bennett Dawson; niece of Isaac Johnson (1803-1853)) and Annie Davis Anderson (1837-1876); uncle of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham.
  Political family: Wickliffe-Holt family of Louisville, Kentucky.
  David L. Williams (b. 1953) — of Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky. Born May 28, 1953. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1985-86; member of Kentucky state senate 16th District, 1987-; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1992; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2004, 2008. Methodist. Still living as of 2008.
  Gladys Christine Williams (b. 1921) — also known as Gladys Williams — of Taylorsville, Spencer County, Ky. Born in Spencer County, Ky., June 30, 1921. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944. Female. Baptist. Member, Order of the Eastern Star. Still living as of 1955.
  Relatives: Daughter of Amos S. Williams and Edith Scott (Snider) Williams.
  Simeon Slavens Willis (1879-1965) — also known as Simeon Willis — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Lawrence County, Ohio, December 1, 1879. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1927-32; Governor of Kentucky, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944, 1948. Methodist; later Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 2, 1965 (age 85 years, 122 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Willis and Abigail (Slavens) Willis; married, April 14, 1920, to Idah Lee Millis (1897-?).
  Augustus Everett Willson (1846-1931) — also known as Augustus E. Willson — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., October 13, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of John Marshall Harlan, and later, of Mr. Shirley M. Crawford; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1904, 1908, 1916; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1892; Governor of Kentucky, 1907-11; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1914. Presbyterian. Died, from lobar pneumonia, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 24, 1931 (age 84 years, 315 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram Willson Willson (1807-1859) and Ann Colvin (Ennis) Willson (1817-1856); married 1877 to Mary Elizabeth Ekin (1847-1934; daughter of James Adams Ekin (1819-1891)).
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Caleb Powers — William S. Taylor
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George S. Wilson (b. 1876) — Born in Caseyville, Union County, Ky., November 11, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1906-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908. English and Dutch ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Wilson and Martha (Collins) Wilson; married 1901 to Virginia L. McGill.
  John Wilson (b. 1976) — of Garrard County, Ky. Born April 14, 1976. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Garrard County Republican Party, 2004-. Still living as of 2006.
  James Eugene Wise (1887-1962) — also known as J. Eugene Wise — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Hardin County, Ky., April 26, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; Hardin County Attorney, 1918; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1924, 1936, 1944. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky., October 20, 1962 (age 75 years, 177 days). Interment at St. James Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Wise (1861-1935) and Elvira Katharine (French) Wise (1866-1917); married, April 9, 1918, to Marietta Camilla 'Nettie' Slack (1889-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas H. Woods (1836-1910) — of Mississippi. Born in Glasgow, Barren County, Ky., March 17, 1836. Delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; banker; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1889-1900; resigned 1900; chief justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1889-91, 1896-1900; resigned 1900. Died August 10, 1910 (age 74 years, 146 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Miss.
  David Meade Woodson (1806-1877) — also known as David M. Woodson — of Carrollton, Greene County, Ill. Born near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., 1806. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1833; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Greene County, 1847; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1848; circuit judge in Illinois, 1850; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1868. Died in Carrollton, Greene County, Ill., 1877 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Hughes Woodson (1779-1827) and Anna Randolph (Meade) Woodson; brother of Tucker Woodson and Samuel Hughes Woodson (1815-1881); married to Lucy Nash McDowell and Julia Kennett; father of John McDowell Woodson; first cousin once removed of Silas Woodson (1819-1896).
  Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
  John McDowell Woodson (b. 1834) — also known as John M. Woodson — of Carrollton, Greene County, Ill.; Carlinville, Macoupin County, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo. Born near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., June 5, 1834. Engineer; lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Greene County, 1862; member of Illinois state senate, 1867-69; attorney for several railroads. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Meade Woodson and Lucy Nash (McDowell) Woodson; married to Virginia C. Davis, Mary Ann Henderson and Sarah Alice Nutt; nephew of Tucker Woodson and Samuel Hughes Woodson (1815-1881); grandson of Samuel Hughes Woodson (1779-1827); first cousin twice removed of Silas Woodson (1819-1896).
  Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
  Samuel Hughes Woodson (1779-1827) — of near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Albemarle County, Va., 1779. Lawyer; Jessamine County Court Clerk, 1803-19; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1821-23; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1825-26. Died near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., 1827 (age about 48 years). Interment at Crocket Burying Ground, Nicholasville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Tucker Woodson (c.1744-1779) and Elizabeth (Moore) Woodson; married to Anna Randolph Meade; father of Tucker Woodson (1804-1874), David Meade Woodson (1806-1877) and Samuel Hughes Woodson; grandfather of John McDowell Woodson; first cousin of Silas Woodson; third cousin once removed of Frederick Bates, James Woodson Bates and Edward Bates; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin thrice removed of James Alexander Woodson and Urey Woodson.
  Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Hughes Woodson (1815-1881) — also known as Samuel H. Woodson — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Jessamine County, Ky., 1815. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 25th District, 1845-46; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1857-61; circuit judge in Missouri, 1870. Died in 1881 (age about 66 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Hughes Woodson and Anna (Randolph) Woodson; brother of Tucker Woodson and David Meade Woodson; married 1839 to Margaret J. Ashby (died 1912); uncle of John McDowell Woodson; first cousin once removed of Silas Woodson (1819-1896).
  Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Silas Woodson (1819-1896) — of Knox County, Ky.; St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born near Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., May 18, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1842, 1853-55; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; Governor of Missouri, 1873-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876, 1880; circuit judge in Missouri, 1881-96. Protestant; later Catholic. Died October 9, 1896 (age 77 years, 144 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Wade Netherland Woodson and Alice (Chick) Woodson; married, September 13, 1842, to Mary Jane McRoberts (1825-1845); married, July 27, 1846, to Olivia Adams (1828-1856); married, December 27, 1866, to Virginia Juliet Lard (1846-1907); first cousin of Samuel Hughes Woodson (1779-1827); first cousin once removed of Tucker Woodson, David Meade Woodson and Samuel Hughes Woodson (1815-1881); first cousin twice removed of John McDowell Woodson; third cousin once removed of Frederick Bates, James Woodson Bates and Edward Bates; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin thrice removed of James Alexander Woodson (1848-1908) and Urey Woodson.
  Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
  Tucker Woodson (1804-1874) — of Jessamine County, Ky. Born near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., November 4, 1804. Whig. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1830; member of Kentucky state senate, 1840; Jessamine County Judge. Died July 8, 1874 (age 69 years, 246 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anna Randolph (Meade) Woodson and Samuel Hughes Woodson (1779-1827); brother of David Meade Woodson and Samuel Hughes Woodson (1815-1881); married to Evelyn Byrd; uncle of John McDowell Woodson; first cousin once removed of Silas Woodson (1819-1896).
  Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
  Bailey Peyton Wootton (1870-1949) — also known as Bailey P. Wootton — of Hazard, Perry County, Ky. Born in Muhlenberg County, Ky., May 20, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916; Kentucky state attorney general, 1932-36; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1935. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of cancer, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 16, 1949 (age 78 years, 331 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Wilson W. Wyatt (1905-1996) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 21, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1941-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1960; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1959-63; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1962; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1963. Presbyterian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; American Bar Association; Rotary. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 11, 1996 (age 90 years, 203 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Richard H. Wyatt and Mary (Watkins) Wyatt; married, June 14, 1930, to Anne Kinnaird Duncan.
  Wyatt Hall (built 1939, named 1995), which houses the law school at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.  — Wyatt Hall (including theaters and an art gallery), at Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas S. Yates (1882-1947) — of Grayson, Carter County, Ky. Born in Carter County, Ky., May 21, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940, 1944; Kentucky Republican state chair, 1937-41; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1944. Died in Carter County, Ky., July 17, 1947 (age 65 years, 57 days). Interment somewhere in Grayson, Ky.
  James William Zevely (1861-1927) — also known as J. W. Zevely — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Washington, D.C.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Linn, Osage County, Mo., October 8, 1861. Democrat. Librarian; secretary of Missouri Democratic Party, 1888; Inspector in Charge for U.S. Department of the Interior; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912, 1916; as attorney for the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, and for Harry F. Sinclair, he was a figure in the Teapot Dome scandal of the 1920s. Died, of pernicious anemia and liver cirrhosis, in East Hampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., June 10, 1927 (age 65 years, 245 days). Interment somewhere in Paris, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Thaddeus Zevely and Mary A. Zevely; married, June 23, 1908, to Janie C. Clay.
  The champion racehorse "Zev" (1920-1943) was named for him by Harry F. Sinclair.
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