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Richard Henry Stanton

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Richard Henry Stanton Famous memorial

Birth
Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Death
20 Mar 1891 (aged 78)
Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, USA Add to Map
Plot
Mason Co Section Lot 58, Section 2
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U.S. Congressman. He attended Alexandria Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Maysville, Kentucky, in 1835. He was editor of the Maysville Monitor, (1835-42) and also served as Postmaster of Maysville. In 1849, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses, serving until 1855. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was Kentucky State Attorney, (1858-61), a Kentucky District Judge, (1868-74) and practiced law until his retirement in 1885. His brother Frederick P. Stanton, was also a U.S. Congressman and was interim Territorial Governor of Kansas, in 1857.

Bio by John "J-Cat" Griffith
U.S. Congressman. He attended Alexandria Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Maysville, Kentucky, in 1835. He was editor of the Maysville Monitor, (1835-42) and also served as Postmaster of Maysville. In 1849, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses, serving until 1855. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was Kentucky State Attorney, (1858-61), a Kentucky District Judge, (1868-74) and practiced law until his retirement in 1885. His brother Frederick P. Stanton, was also a U.S. Congressman and was interim Territorial Governor of Kansas, in 1857.

Bio by John "J-Cat" Griffith


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