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William Garnett Duncan
Birth: Mar. 2, 1800
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 25, 1875
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

U.S. Congressman. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he was known by his middle name as Garnett Duncan. He graduated from the Law Department at Yale College in 1821 and became a lawyer in Louisville. He was elected as a Whig to represent Kentucky's 7th District in the United States House of Representatives and served from 1847 to 1849. While a Congressman, he was a member of the Committee on Naval Affairs and supported an act to extend time limitations on satisfying claims made during the War of 1812 involving bounty lands for military services. He declined to become a candidate in 1848 and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to resume his legal practice. He retired from his profession in 1860, traveled Europe, and became a resident of Paris, France until his health began to fail in 1875. He returned to Louisville where he later died when he was 75 years old. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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GARNETT DUNCAN
BORN IN LOUISVILLE
MARCH 2, 1800
DIED MAY 25, 1875
A MEMBER IN CONGRESS IN 1847
A LAWYER OF DISTINCTION
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Sec. O, Lot 209, Grave 7
 
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Record added: Dec 02, 2002
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William Garnett Duncan
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- Joseph M.Petri
 Added: May. 25, 2014
For my cousin, Garnett, with love an much thanks for serving your country.
- Linda Delahanty Schrader & Dennis Schrader
 Added: Feb. 19, 2011

- lisa greenman
 Added: May. 24, 2010
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