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James Speed
Birth: Mar. 11, 1812
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1887
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Lawyer, politician, U.S. attorney general. Served in the Kentucky House 1847-1848 and Kentucky Senate 1861-1863. He was a proponent of slave emancipation, pushing unsuccessfully to include it in state's 1850 constitution. In 1861, he was appointed commander of the Louisville Home Guard. Selected by President Abraham Lincoln to serve as U.S. Attorney General 1864 - 1866. (bio by: Mike Maloney) 
 
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 Children:
  Henry Pirtle Speed (1845 - 1909)*
  Charles Speed (1848 - 1935)*
  James Fry Speed (1852 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mike Maloney
Record added: Dec 03, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6984109
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
May GOD Bless You ! ! ! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts ( this County has Two County Seats) , the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that ...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
Companion (3rd Class) #05384 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Apr. 24, 2013
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