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Politicians in the Printing and Publishing Business in Kentucky
other than newspapers

W. E. Burchett William Earl Burchett (1898-1986) — also known as W. E. Burchett — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Wonder, Floyd County, Ky., May 2, 1898. Democrat. Printing business; postmaster at Williamson, W.Va., 1934-36 (acting, 1934); Mingo County Sheriff, 1937-41; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 1943-45; resigned 1945; Superintendent, West Virginia Department of Public Safety. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., September 18, 1986 (age 88 years, 139 days). Interment at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, W.Va.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  James Nicholas Kehoe (1862-1945) — also known as James N. Kehoe — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., July 15, 1862. Democrat. Printing business; lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1901-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); president, Hayswood Hospital. Died June 16, 1945 (age 82 years, 336 days). Interment at Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Kehoe and Nora Kehoe; married, September 24, 1892, to Hannah M. Kane; married, April 20, 1918, to Frances Reed Calvert.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Caleb Cushing Norvell (1813-1891) — also known as Caleb C. Norvell — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Green County, Ky., April 24, 1813. Republican. Newspaper editor; printer; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1870. Died in Washington, D.C., February 3, 1891 (age 77 years, 285 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lipscomb Norvell and Mary (Hendrick) Norvell; brother of John Norvell; married, June 27, 1833, to Catherine Mary Carroll (daughter of William Carroll; sister of William Henry Carroll (1810-1868); aunt of William Henry Carroll (1842-1915)); married, March 4, 1844, to Ann Jannette Gordon; uncle of Henry Laurence Norvell, Dallas Norvell and Emily Virginia Norvell (who married Henry Nelson Walker); third cousin twice removed of Ernest Campbell Norvell.
  Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson-Carroll family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Franklin Emerson Smith (1902-1965) — also known as Franklin E. Smith; Frank E. Smith — of Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. Born in Livingston, Rockcastle County, Ky., 1902. Democrat. Printing business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1946; postmaster at Portsmouth, Ohio, 1949-58, 1961-62 (acting, 1949-50, 1961-62); candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1958; chair of Scioto County Democratic Party, 1965. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Elks; Eagles. Died in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, November 8, 1965 (age about 63 years). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Luther Caldwell Smith and Lockie Virginia (Dillion) Smith.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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