The Road to Civil War

Lazarus W. Powell

(6 October, 1812 -- 3 July, 1867) Powell was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., Powell studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. Powell was a member of the State house of representatives in 1836 and was the governor of Kentucky from 1851 to 1855. Powell was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1859 to March 3th, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Kentucky Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 , Kentucky Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display].

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