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George Graham Vest
Birth: Dec. 6, 1830
Frankfort
Franklin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1904
Sweet Springs
Saline County
Missouri, USA

U.S and Confederate Senator. After graduation from the Transylvania Law School in Lexington, Kentucky, Vest began a journey that he hoped would end in California. While delayed by a stage accident in Missouri, Vest undertook the defense of a young black accused of murder. After Vest secured the youth's acquittal, the young man was seized by a mob & burned at the stake. Threats against Vest made him determined to stay in Missouri. He had great success in his profession & in politics. By 1860 he was a presidential elector & a representative in the state legislature. A year later he chose to support the South & served with General Price as judge advocate general. He was soon elected a member of the Confederate Congress & served in both the regular Congresses of the Confederate States, including one year as senator. After the war Vest returned to private practice in Missouri & was elected to the United States Senate. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sallie E Sneed Vest (1832 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Mollie Vest Jackson (1856 - 1933)*
  Alexander Sneed Vest (1859 - 1931)*
  George Pugh Vest (1861 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 283, Lot 4468
 
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Record added: Dec 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18744
George Graham Vest
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George Graham Vest
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George Graham Vest
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- 55Chevy
 Added: Jan. 16, 2017

- sjm
 Added: Aug. 9, 2014
Thank you for all you did besides the "Old Drum" speech, including defending Yellowstone in it's early years. Your biography, "The Lion of Missouri", is a must read. RIP.
- David Vest
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014
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