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Kentucky: State Attorneys General

Kentucky State Attorneys General, 1792-2019 (May be incomplete!)
George Nicholas 1792 William Murray 1792-93 John Breckinridge 1793-97 James Blair 1797-1820 Joseph M. White 1820 Benjamin Hardin 1820-21 Solomon P. Sharp 1821-25 Frederick W. S. Grayson 1825 J. W. Denny 1825-32 Charles S. Morehead 1832-38 Owen G. Cotes 1838-49 M. C. Johnson 1849 James Harlan 1849-59 Andrew M. James 1859-61 John Marshall Harlan 1861-65 John Rodman 1865-75 Thomas Moss 1875-79 P. Watt Hardin 1879-89 W. J. Hendricks 1889-96 William S. Taylor 1896-99 R. J. Breckinridge 1901-02 C. J. Pratt 1902-04 N. B. Hays 1904-08 James Breathitt 1908-12 James Garnett 1912-15 M. M. Logan 1916-17 Charles H. Morris 1917-20 Charles I. Dawson 1920-23 T. B. McGregor 1923 Frank E. Daugherty 1924-27 James W. Cammack 1927-31 Bailey P. Wootton 1932-36 Beverly M. Vincent 1936-37 Eldon S. Dummit 1944 Alvarado Erwin Funk 1948-52 John B. Breckinridge 1960-64 John B. Breckinridge 1968-72 Steve Beshear 1979-83 David L. Armstrong 1984-88 Ben Chandler 1996- Greg Stumbo 2004- Andy Beshear 2016-19

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1844: William S. Pilcher, defeated.
  • 1875: W. Cassius Goodloe (Rep), defeated.
  • 1891: Leonard J. Crawford (Rep), defeated.
  • 1939: Kenneth H. Tuggle (Rep), defeated.
  • 1951: J. Leonard Walker (Rep), defeated.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Joe M. Ferguson (Dem), elected; Ben R. Fowler (Rep), defeated.
  • 1975 May 27: Robert F. Stephens (Dem), nominated; Anthony M. Wilhoit (Dem), defeated in primary; Jimmy Don Robinson (Dem), defeated in primary; David L. Van Horn (Dem), defeated in primary; Arthur Samuel (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1975 Nov 4: Robert F. Stephens (Dem), elected; Joseph M. Whittle (Rep), defeated.
  • 1979 Nov 6: Steve Beshear (Dem), elected; Ron Snyder (Rep), defeated.
  • 1983 May 24: James G. Weddle (Rep), nominated; Sam F. Kibbey (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1983 Nov 8: David L. Armstrong (Dem), elected; James G. Weddle (Rep), defeated.
  • 1987 Nov 3: Fred Cowan (Dem), elected; Christopher S. Combs (Rep), defeated.
  • 2003: Greg Stumbo (Dem), elected.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Gatewood Galbraith (Ind), defeated.
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