The Road to Civil War

David Kilgore

(3 April, 1804 -- 22 January, 1879) Kilgore was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Harrison County, Kentucky, Kilgore studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830, commencing practice in Yorktown, Indiana. Kilgore served in the State House of Representatives from 1833 to 1836, then from 1838 to 1839, and in 1855 when he served as speaker. Kilgore also served as president Judge of Yorktown circuit from 1839 to 1846. Kilgore was also a delegate for the State constitutional convention in 1850. Kilgore was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Congresses serving from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861. Afterwards, Kilgore served as a delegate to the Union National Convention in 1866. Kilgore died in Yorktown in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

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