Kentucky Delegation

This is one of the 50 delegations in the convention, accounting for 23 of 713 people who took part.

Members (23):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
George M. Adams Visualize "(December 20, 1837 -- April 6, 1920) George Madison Adams was a(n) lawyer, clerk, soldier, register, secretary of state, commissioner of a railroad, United States Pension agent, and American politician. He was born in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky. Adams was a clerk of the circuit court of Knox County, Kentucky (1859-1861), appointed register of the Kentucky land office by Governor J. Proctor Knott (1884 -1887), appointed secretary of state for Kentucky by Governor Simon Buckner (1887 -1891), appointed Kentucky state railroad commissioner (1891) and was appointed United States pension Agent at Louisville by President Cleveland (1894 - 1898). George served in the Civil war where he raised a company of volunteers, was captain of Company H 7th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (1861 - 1863), and was commissioned paymaster with the rank of major. He was elected as a clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the 44th, 45th, and 46th Congresses (December 6, 1875 - December 5, 1881). Adams was elected as a Democrat to the 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1875) and was not elected to the 44th Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=A000035]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
William E. Arthur Visualize (March 3, 1825 — May 18, 1897) Arthur was a judge, politician, and lawyer. William Evans Arthur was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1825 and moved to Kentucky as a child. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. Arthur was a commonwealth attorney for the ninth judicial district of Kentucky from 1856 to 1862, after which he was appointed judge of that same judicial circuit in 1866. He served in that capacity until 1868, when he resigned. Arthur was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/A000304] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
James B. Beck Visualize "(February 13, 1822 -- May 3, 1890) James Burnie Beck was a(n) lawyer, member of a commission, and American politician. Beck was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland and immigrated to Lexington, Kentucky (1843). He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was appointed as a member of the commission to define the boundary line between Maryland and Virginia. James was elected as a Democrat to the 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1875). Beck was also elected to the United States Senate in 1876, 1882, and 1888 (March 4, 1877 - his death May 3, 1890) where he served as chairman of the Democratic Conference (1885 - 1890) and as Chairman on the Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard (46th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000289]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
John Y. Brown Visualize "(June 28th, 1835 -- January 11, 1904) John Young Brown was a(n) lawyer, member of a committee, governor, and American politician. John was born in Claysville, Hardin County, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1857. He was a member of the Douglas National Committee (1860) and Governor of Kentucky (1891 - 1895). Brown was elected as a Democrat to the 36th Congress (March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861) but was not old enough until the second session, when he took his seat. John was also elected to the 40th and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1877), his seat, in the 40th Congress, was declared vacant because of alleged disloyalty, and he was censured by the U.S. House of Representatives (February 4, 1875) for use of unparliamentary language. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000933]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Edward Crossland Visualize (June 30, 1827 — September 11, 1881) Crossland was a judge, lawyer, and politician. Edward Crossland was born in Hickman County, Kentucky in 1827, where he later studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served as sheriff of Hickman County from 1851 to 1852, and as a member of the State House of Representatives from 1857 to 1858. Crossland served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and attained the rank of captain. After the war, he was elected as a judge of the court of common pleas for the first judicial district of Kentucky and served in that capacity for three years from 1867 to 1870. Crossland was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000933] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Garrett Davis Visualize (10 September, 1801 -- 22 September, 1872) Davis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Mount Sterling, Ky., Davis studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823. Davis was a member of the State house of representatives from 1833 to 1835. Davis was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and was later in 1861 elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John C. Breckinridge, and was reelected in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Milton J. Durham Visualize (May 16, 1824 — February 12, 1911) Durham was a teacher, lawyer, judge, and politician. Milton Jameson Durham was born in Mercer County, Kentucky in 1824. He graduated from Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University in Indiana in 1844. After graduation, Durham taught school for several years before studying law at the Louisville Law School and being admitted to the bar in 1850. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1879. After serving in Congress, Durham was appointed First Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States and served in that capacity from 1885 until 1889, when the office was discontinued. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/D000572] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Jacob Golladay Visualize "(January 19, 1819 -- May 20, 1887) Jacob Shall Golladay was a(n) public servant and American politician. Jacob was born in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee and moved to Kentucky in 1845. He was member of the State house of representatives (1851 - 1853) and member of the State senate (1853 - 1855). He was elected as a Democrat to the 40th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Elijah Hise. He was reelected to the 41st Congress when he resigned (December 5, 1867 - February 28, 1870). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000271]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Thomas L. Jones Visualize "(January 22, 1819 -- June 20, 1887) Thomas Laurens Jones was a(n) lawyer, public servant, and American politician. Thomas was born in White Oak, Rutherford County, North Carolina and moved to Newport, Kentucky in 1849. He served as a member of the state house of representatives (1853-1855). Jones was elected as a Democrat to the 40th, 41st, and 44th Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871 & March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877) and was not reelected in 1870. During his time on Congress, he served as chairman on the Committee on Railways and Canals (44th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=J000253]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
J. Proctor Knott Visualize "(August 29, 1830 -- June 18, 1911) James Proctor Knott was a(n) lawyer, public servant, professor, dean, governor, and American politician. Knott was born in Raywick, Marion County, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. He was a member of the Missouri House of representatives (1857 - August 1859), attorney general of Missouri (1859 and 1860), governor of Kentucky (1883- 1887), delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1891 and dean of Centre College's law school (1894 - 1901). James was elected as a Democrat to the 40th, 41st, 44th, 45th, 46th, and 47th Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871 & March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1883), and declined to be a candidate for renomintion in 1870 and 1882. During his time on Congress he served as Chairman on the Committee on the Judiciary (44th - 47th Congresses and as one of the managers appointed by the House in 1876 to conduct impeachment proceedings against William W. Belknap. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=K000290]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Joseph H. Lewis Visualize (October 29, 1824 — July 6, 1904) Lewis was a politician, judge, and lawyer. Joseph Horace Lewis was born in Glasgow, Kentucky in 1824. He graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1843 and began studying law. Lewis was admitted to the bar in 1845 and practiced law in Glasgow. He enlisted in the Confederate army during the Civil War, and commanded the Sixth Kentucky Regiment. Lewis served in the State House of Representatives before the war from 1850 to 1855, and again after the war from 1869 to 1870. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Jacob Golladay. He served in the House from May 10, 1870 to March 3, 1873. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/L000289] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Willis B. Machen Visualize (April 10, 1810 — September 29, 1893) Machen was a businessman and politician. Willis Benson Machen was born in Kentucky in 1810. He attended Cumberland College in Princeton, Kentucky before working in agriculture. Machen served as a member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; he also served in the State Senate (1854), and the State House of Representatives (1856, 1860). Machen was elected to the First and Second Confederate Congresses during the Civil War, and continued his political career in the federal government after the war. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Garrett Davis. He served in the Senate from September 27, 1872 to March 3, 1873. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000012] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas C. McCreery Visualize "(December 12, 1816 -- July 10, 1890) Thomas Clay McCreery was a(n) lawyer, public servant, farmer, and American politician. McCreery was born near Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a presidential elector on the Democratic tickets (1852, 1856, and 1860). Thomas was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by James Guthrie's resignation (February 19, 1868 - March 3, 1871). He was also elected to the United States Senate in 1872 (March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1879). He was not a successful candidate for election in 1842, 1844, and declined to run for reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M000385]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Henry D. McHenry Visualize (February 27, 1826 — December 17, 1890) McHenry was an American politician and lawyer. Henry Davis McHenry was born in Ohio County, Kentucky in 1826. He graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 1845. McHenry was admitted to the bar that same year and practiced law in Hartford, Kentucky. He served in the State House of Representatives in 1851 to 1853 and 1865 to 1867, and also in the State Senate from 1861 to 1865. McHenry was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. He was a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1872 until his death in 1890. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000468] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles W. Miliken Visualize (August 15, 1827 — October 16, 1915) Milliken was an American politician and lawyer. Charles William Milliken was born in Murray, Kentucky and moved to Simpson County, Kentucky with his parents in 1829. There he attended preparatory school and moved to Tennessee to attend Wirt College. After graduating college in 1849, Milliken studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. He served as a prosecuting attorney for Simpson County from 1857 to 1862, and as a Commonwealth attorney before being elected to Congress. Milliken was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1877. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000768] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
William B. Read Visualize (December 14, 1817 — August 5, 1880) Read was an American politician and lawyer. William Brown Read was born in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1817. There, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1849. While practicing law, Read also served as a member of the State Senate from 1857 to 1865 and the State House of Representatives from 1867 to 1869. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000094] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
John M. Rice Visualize (February 19, 1831 — September 18, 1895) Rice was an American politician, lawyer, and judge. John McConnell Rice was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He received limited schooling in his childhood but went on to graduate from Louisville law school in 1852. After graduating, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Pikeville, Kentucky. Additionally, Rice served as a member of the State House of Representatives twice, first in 1858, and again in 1861. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873. After his service in Congress, Rice returned to Kentucky and was appointed as a judge in the Lawrence County criminal court. He served in that capacity until his death in 1895. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000202] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Elisha D. Standiford Visualize (December 28, 1831 — July 26, 1887) Standiford was a medical doctor, businessman, and politician. Elisha David Standiford was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1831. He graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine and practiced medicine until abandoning the practice to work in agriculture. Standiford served in the Kentucky State Senate in 1868 and 1871. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000790] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
John W. Stevenson Visualize (May 4, 1812 — August 10, 1886) Stevenson was an American politician and lawyer. John White Stevenson was born in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Kentucky in 1841. He graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and was admitted to the bar. After moving to Kentucky in 1841, Stevenson served in the State House of Representatives (1845-1849) and as a delegate to the State constitutional convention (1849). He worked as a commissioner appointed to revise the law codes of the State from 1850 to 1851. Stevenson was first elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served as a Representative from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861. He was elected to be lieutenant governor of Kentucky and became Governor of Kentucky from 1868 to 1871, when he resigned after being elected to the United States Senate. He served a second time in Congress, this time in the Senate, from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1877. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000894] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
William N. Sweeney Visualize (May 5, 1832 — April 21, 1895) Sweeney was an American politician and lawyer. William Northcut Sweeney was born in Liberty, Kentucky in 1832. He attended Bethany College and studied law. After being admitted to the bar in 1853, Sweeney practiced law in Daviess County and was the prosecuting attorney there from 1854 to 1858. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871. Although he was renominated in 1870, Sweeney declined the nomination and continued practicing law in Kentucky until his death in 1895. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S001104] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Lawrence S. Trimble Visualize "(August 26, 1825 -- August 9, 1904). Lawrence Strother Trimble was a lawyer, judge, president of a railroad company, and American politician. Trimble studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was a judge of equity and criminal court of the first judicial circuit of Kentucky (1856 - 1860) and was president of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad Company (1860-1865). Trimble was a member of the State house of representatives (1851 and 1852). Lawrence was an unsuccessful candidate for the 38th Congress. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39, 40th, and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=T000375]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Boyd Winchester Visualize (September 23, 1836 — May 18, 1923) Winchester was a businessman, politician, and lawyer. Boyd Winchester was born in Parish, Louisiana and moved to Kentucky to study at Centre College in Danville. He graduated from the law department at the University of Louisville in 1857 and was admitted to the bar. Winchester served in the State Senate from 1868 to 1868, when he resigned, having been elected to the United States House of Representatives. He served in Congress from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873. After serving in Congress, Winchester continued practicing law in Louisville and became the President of an insurance company in 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/W000628] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
John D. Young Visualize (September 22, 1823 — December 26, 1910) Young was a lawyer, businessman, and politician. John Duncan Young was born in Owingsville, Kentucky in 1854. He was admitted to the bar in 1854 and practiced law in Owingsville until he changed careers, engaging in agriculture. He served as a judge of the quarterly court of Bath County for four years beginning in 1858. He was elected as judge again in 1866 but only served one year before resigning, having been elected to the United States House of Representatives during the Fortieth-Congress. However, Young’s election was contested and he was unable to qualify. He was elected again to Congress and served as a Democrat from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. After his time in Congress, Young resumed his agricultural work in Kentucky, became the State railroad commissioner in 1884, and served again as judge of the quarterly court of Bath County from 1890 to 1895. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/Y000044] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)