The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Post Office Politicians in Kentucky

  Nathaniel Allen (1780-1832) — of Ontario County, N.Y. Born in East Bloomfield, Ontario County, N.Y., 1780. Blacksmith; postmaster; member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1811-12; Ontario County Sheriff, 1815-19; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1819-21. Died in the Gault House hotel, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 22, 1832 (age about 52 years). Interment at Allens Hill Cemetery, Richmond, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Robert Lawson Rose.
  Political family: Rose family of Geneva, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Joshua C. Bradley (b. 1854) — of Goldsberry, Macon County, Mo. Born in Kentucky, March 9, 1854. Democrat. Farmer; merchant; postmaster; lawyer; justice of the peace; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Macon County, 1913-18. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, March 7, 1878, to Nora Wright.
  Beryl Franklin Carroll (1860-1939) — also known as Beryl F. Carroll — of Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Davis County, Iowa, March 15, 1860. Republican. School teacher; livestock dealer; newspaper editor; candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa; candidate for Iowa state house of representatives, 1893; member of Iowa state senate, 1895-98; postmaster; Iowa state auditor, 1903-09; Governor of Iowa, 1909-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912; organizer and president, Provident Life Insurance Company. Methodist. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Kentucky Baptist Hospital, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 16, 1939 (age 79 years, 276 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Willys Carroll and Christina (Wright) Carroll; married, June 15, 1886, to Sarah Jennie Dodson.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  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.
  William Joseph Deboe (1849-1927) — also known as William J. Deboe — of Marion, Crittenden County, Ky. Born in Crittenden County, Ky., June 30, 1849. Republican. Physician; lawyer; superintendent of schools; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888, 1896, 1912; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1892; member of Kentucky state senate, 1893-98; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1897-1903; candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky; postmaster. Died in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky., June 15, 1927 (age 77 years, 350 days). Interment at Mapleview Cemetery, Marion, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Harvey Hawkins (1848-1915) — also known as J. H. Hawkins — of Hillsboro, Fleming County, Ky. Born near Morehead, Fleming County (now Rowan County), Ky., 1848. Republican. Tavern owner; merchant; postmaster; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1912. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1915 (age about 67 years). Interment at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Moses R. Hawkins and Martha (Nickell) Hawkins; married to Jennie 'Patsy Jane' Crain.
  Stanley Jaggers (b. 1889) — of Hodgenville, Larue County, Ky. Born in Hammonville, Hart County, Ky., October 12, 1889. Republican. Accountant; postmaster; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1936, 1948; chair of Larue County Republican Party, 1940-50. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel L. Jaggers and Hilah V. (Lobb) Jaggers; married to Gertrude M. Gaddie.
  P. Henderson Kelly (b. 1881) — also known as "Doc" — of Thurmond, Fayette County, W.Va.; Montgomery, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Ky., October 6, 1881. Democrat. Druggist; postmaster; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Fayette County, 1947-48, 1953-58. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Jasper Kelly and Katie Catherine (Day) Kelly; married, September 7, 1907, to Della C. Amick.
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) — also known as "Honest Abe"; "Old Abe"; "The Rail-Splitter"; "The Illinois Baboon" — of New Salem, Menard County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in a log cabin, Hardin County (part now in Larue County), Ky., February 12, 1809. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; postmaster; lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1834-41; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1847-49; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1856; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1858; President of the United States, 1861-65; died in office 1865; His election as president in 1860 precipitated the Civil War; determined to preserve the Union, he led the North to victory on the battlefield, freed the slaves in the conquered states, and in doing this, redefined American nationhood. He was. English ancestry. Elected in 1900 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Shot by the assassin John Wilkes Booth, during a play at Ford's Theater, in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865; died at Peterson's Boarding House, across the street, the following day, April 15, 1865 (age 56 years, 62 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; memorial monument at National Mall, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1868 at Judiciary Park, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln; married, November 4, 1842, to Mary Ann Todd (sister-in-law of Ninian Wirt Edwards; half-sister-in-law of Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson and Benjamin Hardin Helm; half-sister of Emilie Pariet Todd; aunt of Martha Dee Todd; grandniece of David Rittenhouse Porter); father of Robert Todd Lincoln; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; third cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee and Zachary Taylor; fourth cousin once removed of Levi Lincoln Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political families: Lincoln-Lee family; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Edwards-Cook family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr. — Isham N. Haynie — William M. Stone — John Pitcher — Stephen Miller — John T. Stuart — William H. Seward — Henry L. Burnett — Judah P. Benjamin — Robert Toombs — Richard Taylor Jacob — George W. Jones — James Adams — John G. Nicolay — Edward Everett — Stephen T. Logan — Francis P. Blair — John Hay — Henry Reed Rathbone — James A. Ekin — Frederick W. Seward — John H. Surratt — John H. Surratt, Jr. — James Shields — Emily T. Helm — John A. Campbell — John Merryman — Barnes Compton
  Lincoln counties in Ark., Colo., Idaho, Kan., La., Minn., Miss., Mont., Neb., Nev., N.M., Okla., Ore., Wash., W.Va., Wis. and Wyo. are named for him.
  The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is named for him.  — Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, Tennessee, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, near Oxford, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Abraham L. KeisterAbraham L. TuckerAbraham L. BrickAbraham L. KelloggAbraham Lincoln BernsteinA. Lincoln ReileyA. L. HelmickAbraham L. SuttonA. Lincoln AckerAbraham L. OsgoodAbraham L. WitmerAbraham L. PhillipsAbraham L. PaytonA. L. AuthA. Lincoln MooreA. Lincoln NiditchAbraham L. RubensteinAbraham L. Davis, Jr.Abraham L. FreedmanA. L. MarovitzLincoln GordonAbraham L. BannerAbraham Lincoln Tosti
  Coins and currency: His portrait has appeared on the U.S. penny (one cent coin) since 1909, and on the $5 bill since 1913. From the 1860s until 1927, his portrait also appeared on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $1 to $500.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Abraham Lincoln: David Herbert Donald, Lincoln — George Anastaplo, Abraham Lincoln : A Constitutional Biography — G. S. Boritt, ed., The Lincoln Enigma : The Changing Faces of an American Icon — Albert J. Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 — Geoffrey Perret, Lincoln's War : The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief — David Herbert Donald, We Are Lincoln Men : Abraham Lincoln and His Friends — Edward Steers, Jr., Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln — Mario Cuomo, Why Lincoln Matters : Today More Than Ever — Michael W. Kauffman, American Brutus : John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Joshua Wolf Shenk, Lincoln's Melancholy : How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness — John Channing Briggs, Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered — Ronald C. White, Jr., The Eloquent President : A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words — Harold Holzer, Lincoln at Cooper Union : The Speech That Made Abraham Linco ln President — Michael Lind, What Lincoln Believed : The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Michael Burlingame, ed., Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay — Thomas J. Craughwell, Stealing Lincoln's Body — Roy Morris, Jr., The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America — John Stauffer, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln — Karen Judson, Abraham Lincoln (for young readers) — Maira Kalman, Looking at Lincoln (for young readers)
  Critical books about Abraham Lincoln: Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln : A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
  Fiction about Abraham Lincoln: Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Richard Henry Stanton (1812-1891) — also known as Richard H. Stanton — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Alexandria, D.C. (now Va.), September 9, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; postmaster; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1844, 1852, 1868; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1849-55; defeated, 1855; candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1868-74. Slaveowner. Died in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., March 20, 1891 (age 78 years, 192 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Stanton and Harriet (Perry) Stanton; brother of Frederick Perry Stanton; married 1833 to Asenath Throop.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles P. Weaver (1851-1932) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 14, 1851. Democrat. Postmaster; member of Kentucky Democratic State Central Committee, 1894-96; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1897-1901. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 21, 1932 (age 81 years, 252 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Charles Alexander Young (1870-1943) — also known as Charles A. Young — of Cadet, Washington County, Mo. Born in Greencastle, Warren County, Ky., October 7, 1870. Republican. Merchant; postmaster; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1921-30, 1943; died in office 1943. While crossing a street, was hit by a car, badly injured, and died an hour and a half later in a hospital at Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., May 8, 1943 (age 72 years, 213 days). Interment at St. Joachim Cemetery, Old Mines, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, March 2, 1897, to Mary Louise Bouchard.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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