The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians in Radio and Television Broadcasting in Kentucky

  William Venoid Banks (1903-1985) — also known as William V. Banks — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Geneva, Henderson County, Ky., May 6, 1903. Lawyer; ordained minister; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1941; candidate in Democratic primary for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1942; founder and president of WGPR-FM radio and WGPR-TV television station (in 1975, the first Black-owned and operated television station in the U.S.); candidate in Democratic primary for Michigan state house of representatives 10th District, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1976. Baptist. African ancestry. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 24, 1985 (age 82 years, 110 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Ivy Banks.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Orestes Hampton Caldwell (b. 1888) — also known as Orestes H. Caldwell — of New York; Cos Cob, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., 1888. Electrical engineer; editor of trade journals in radio and electronics; member, Federal Radio Commission, 1927-29; resigned 1929. Burial location unknown.
  Nicholas Clooney (b. 1934) — also known as Nick Clooney — Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., January 13, 1934. Democrat. Local television news anchor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 2004. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Married, August 13, 1959, to Nina Warren; father of George Clooney.
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  Walter Darlington Huddleston (1926-2018) — also known as Walter Huddleston; "Dee" — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky., April 15, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; radio disk jokey and sportscaster; member of Kentucky state senate, 1965-72; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1973-85; defeated, 1984; lobbyist. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Died in Warsaw, Gallatin County, Ky., October 16, 2018 (age 92 years, 184 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Huddleston and Lottie B. (Russell) Huddleston; married to Jean Pierce.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Pierce Eubanks Lackey (1898-1967) — also known as Pierce E. Lackey — of Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., December 21, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; insurance and real estate business; mayor of Paducah, Ky., 1940-44; defeated, 1963; president, Paducah Broadcasting Co., operator of radio station WPAD; founder of six other radio stations in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Died, in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., February 16, 1967 (age 68 years, 57 days). Interment at Maplelawn Park Cemetery, Paducah, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Lackey; brother of Hecht S. Lackey and Frederick Ernest Lackey; uncle of Sherrill Lackey Jeffers and Henry G. Lackey.
  Political family: Lackey family of Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Neville Miller (1894-1977) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 17, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; first dean, University of Louisville School of Law, 1930-33; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1933-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936; president of the National Association of Broadcasters, 1938-44. Presbyterian. Died in Washington, D.C., March 27, 1977 (age 83 years, 38 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Shackelford Miller; brother of Shackelford Miller Jr..
  Political family: Miller family of Louisville, Kentucky.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John A. Yarmuth (b. 1947) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 4, 1947. Democrat. Staff member, U.S. Sen. Marlow Cook, 1971-75; writer; television journalist; stockbroker; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 2007-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2008. Jewish. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
"Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 320,919 politicians, living and dead.
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1969) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions; (6) Americans who served as "honorary" consuls for other nations before 1950. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for Political Graveyard purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
  The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/KY/radiotv.html.  
  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2023 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 8, 2023.

Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]