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Politician members in Kentucky

  Eugene Rufus Attkisson (1873-1939) — also known as Eugene Attkisson — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Lavinia, Carroll County, Tenn., October 31, 1873. Democrat. College teacher; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Elks; Lions. Died in 1939 (age about 65 years). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. John Rufus Attkisson and Elizabeth Moss (Lanier) Attkisson; married, June 6, 1900, to Grace Crawford Dorney.
  Jacob Nathaniel Bailey (b. 1883) — also known as Jacob N. Bailey — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in Elk Creek, Texas County, Mo., March 13, 1883. Republican. Physician; mayor of Paducah, Ky., 1924-28. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Medical Association; Lions. Interment somewhere in Caldwell County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph S. Bailey and Helen (Thompson) Bailey; married, February 6, 1906, to Thelma Elizabeth Drimmon.
  Harold Bryan Barton (b. 1926) — also known as Harold B. Barton — of Corbin, Whitley County, Ky. Born in Madison County, Ky., November 1, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; physician; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1964, 1968, 1972 (alternate). Christian. Member, American Medical Association; Freemasons; Lions; Jaycees; Farm Bureau. Still living as of 1973.
  Relatives: Son of Clyde Tye Barton and Lula Marie (Brown) Barton; brother of Donald Clyde Barton (born1935); married, May 11, 1951, to Nelda Lambert.
  James Carroll Bradley (1900-1969) — also known as J. C. Bradley — of Bedford, Trimble County, Ky. Born in Carroll County, Ky., August 12, 1900. Democrat. Real estate sales; merchant; tourist camp business; banker; farmer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 53rd District, 1944-47, 1952-55. Baptist. Member, Lions. Died June 6, 1969 (age 68 years, 298 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Milton, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James R. Bradley and Ella (Wood) Bradley; married, September 13, 1924, to Eunice M. Wright.
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  Clifton Rhodes Bratcher (1917-1977) — also known as Rhodes Bratcher — of Morgantown, Butler County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Morgantown, Butler County, Ky., December 23, 1917. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1964; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, 1970-77; died in office 1977. Baptist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Woodmen. Died July 25, 1977 (age 59 years, 214 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of A. J. Bratcher and Fannie (Pharris) Bratcher; married, August 12, 1946, to Martha Guffey.
  Hiram Montgomery Brock Jr. (1917-1999) — also known as Hiram M. Brock, Jr. — of Harlan, Harlan County, Ky. Born in London, Laurel County, Ky., March 7, 1917. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 98th District, 1942-43; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Baptist. Member, Lions. Died in June, 1999 (age 82 years, 0 days). Interment at Resthaven Cemetery, Harlan, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Hiram M. Brock Sr. and Ona Mae (Lewis) Brock; brother of James C. Brock (c.1928-1977); married 1939 to Eula Mae Nunnery.
  Political family: Brock family of Harlan, Kentucky.
  Charles W. Buchanan (b. 1922) — of Barbourville, Knox County, Ky. Born in Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., October 22, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; insurance agent; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 87th District, 1954-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of G. H. Buchanan and Sarah (Beams) Buchanan; married, March 17, 1948, to Cora Ann Yancey.
  Clarence E. Creek (b. 1906) — of St. Marys, Pleasants County, W.Va. Born in Kentucky, April 10, 1906. Democrat. Farmer; feed and farm supply dealer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Pleasants County, 1959-62; defeated, 1956. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Lions; Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas D. Creek and Frances S. (Hale) Creek; married, December 28, 1929, to Edith Patrick.
  Dewey Daniel (b. 1898) — of Hazard, Perry County, Ky. Born in Slemp, Perry County, Ky., March 15, 1898. Republican. Postmaster; insurance business; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Kentucky Republican state chair, 1958. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lee Daniel and Susan (Isom) Daniel; married, May 6, 1926, to Clarine Ross Daniel.
  Everett Faulkner (1894-1978) — of Williamsburg, Whitley County, Ky. Born in Whitley County, Ky., May 16, 1894. Democrat. Lumber dealer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1952. Baptist. Member, Lions; Freemasons. Died in August, 1978 (age 84 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  William Voris Gregory (1877-1936) — also known as W. Voris Gregory — of Mayfield, Graves County, Ky. Born in Graves County, Ky., October 21, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; Graves County Judge, 1913-19; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, 1919-22; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1927-36 (1st District 1927-33, at-large 1933-35, 1st District 1935-36); died in office 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Elks; Lions; American Bar Association. Died October 10, 1936 (age 58 years, 355 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Mayfield, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Jones Gregory and Azilee (Boyd) Gregory; brother of Noble Jones Gregory (1897-1971); married, May 3, 1900, to Marie Elizabeth Myles.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert J. Leeper (b. 1958) — also known as Bob Leeper — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born December 8, 1958. Chiropractor; member of Kentucky state senate 2nd District, 1991-. Baptist. Member, Lions. Still living as of 2004.
  Joseph Martin (b. 1892) — of Edmonton, Metcalfe County, Ky. Born near Edmonton, Metcalfe County, Ky., September 14, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1926-30; candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1932; county judge in Kentucky, 1934-38; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1940; candidate for Kentucky state senate 9th District, 1955. Baptist. Member, Lions; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Martin and Rintha Jane (Howell) Martin; married, February 5, 1920, to Lasca Beauchamp.
  Jack A. Nuckols (b. 1912) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va.; Walnut Cove, Stokes County, N.C. Born in Pineville, Bell County, Ky., July 3, 1912. Democrat. Insurance and real estate business; member of West Virginia state senate 9th District, 1952-61; appointed 1952; resigned 1961; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1956. Christian. Member, Elks; Moose; Farm Bureau; Lions; Jaycees; Odd Fellows; Fraternal Order of Police. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. Leon Nuckols and Chesney (Asher) Nuckols; married, July 9, 1938, to Mary Emyl Stanley.
  George Mark Plummer (b. 1949) — also known as George M. Plummer — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born, in Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, May 20, 1949. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 96th District, 1978-82; defeated, 1981; Lewis County Judge Executive, 1994-2003; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1996. Christian. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons. Still living as of 2006.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Karl Plummer (1923-1980) and Joan (Chapman) Plummer (1927-1997); married, June 23, 1966, to Elizabeth Jane Kegley (divorced 1974); married, December 4, 1981, to Sharon Louise Moore; nephew of George Martin Plummer.
  Political family: Plummer family of Vanceburg, Kentucky.
  George Martin Plummer (1912-1970) — also known as George M. Plummer — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., 1912. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Lewis County Court Clerk, 1942-70; member of Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, 1960; member of Kentucky state senate 18th District, 1970; died in office 1970. Methodist. Member, Lions. Died, from a heart attack, in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., January 17, 1970 (age about 57 years). Interment at Lewis County Memory Gardens, Vanceburg, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Mitchell Plummer (1882-1958) and Stella (Burriss) Plummer (1890-1968); brother of Luther Karl Plummer; married to Mary Catheryn Pollitt (died 1964); uncle of George Mark Plummer (born1949).
  Political family: Plummer family of Vanceburg, Kentucky.
  Luther Karl Plummer (1923-1980) — also known as Luther K. Plummer — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., March 25, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Kentucky state senate 18th District, 1970-73; defeated, 1973. Methodist. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died, of heart disease, in Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, December 29, 1980 (age 57 years, 279 days). Interment at Lewis County Memory Gardens, Vanceburg, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Mitchell Plummer (1882-1958) and Stella Lee (Burriss) Plummer (1890-1968); brother of George Martin Plummer; married, July 28, 1945, to Joan Grey Chapman (1927-1997); father of George Mark Plummer (born1949).
  Political family: Plummer family of Vanceburg, Kentucky.
  Richard L. Roeding (b. 1930) — also known as Dick Roeding — of Lakeside Park, Kenton County, Ky. Born November 28, 1930. Republican. Pharmacist; member of Kentucky state senate 24th District, 1991-. Catholic. Member, Lions. Still living as of 2004.
  Edgar Paul Warinner (b. 1909) — also known as Ed P. Warinner — of Albany, Clinton County, Ky. Born in Seventy-Six, Clinton County, Ky., August 18, 1909. Republican. Farmer; railroad clerk and bookkeeper; owner of motel, service station, boat dock, grocery; chairman, Citizens Bank of Albany; member of Kentucky state senate, 1951-55; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952. Baptist. Member, Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. A. Warinner and Pearl (Meadows) Warinner; married 1928 to Josephine Dempsey.
  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.
  The John C. Watts Federal Building, in Frankfort, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Otis White (b. 1887) — of Morgantown, Butler County, Ky. Born in Gilstrap, Butler County, Ky., September 26, 1887. Republican. Butler County Judge, 1927-34; member of Kentucky state senate, 1936-40; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1940-42; Butler County Attorney, 1942-46; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1944. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Woodford H. White and Rose Ann (Cook) White; married to Bettie House.
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