Beverly Mills Vincent

Beverly Mills Vincent

Brownsville, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 15 Aug 1980 (aged 90)
Brownsville, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Mammoth Cave, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 15439593 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Judge. Born in Brownsville, Kentucky, he graduated from the Law Department at the University of Kentucky and became a lawyer in Edmonson County. He was appointed as a county judge in 1916 and served until he enlisted in the United States Army during World War I as a Private in Battery A with the 72nd Field Artillery. After the war, he was elected as Kentucky's Assistant Attorney General. In 1929, Vincent became a member of the State Senate and was the presidential elector for Kentucky in 1932. He was then elected as Kentucky's Attorney General and served until his resignation in 1933. He was elected by the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Glover H. Cary in 1937. He represented Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District, was reelected three times, and served from 1937 to 1945. While a member of Congress, he was against conscription and was involved in a fist fight on the House floor with Ohio Congressman Martin L. Sweeney. He declined to become a candidate for renomination in 1944 and returned to Brownsville to resume his law profession. In 1960, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He was also the leader in establishing Mammoth Cave National Park and the Cumberland Falls State Park. He died at his residence in Brownsville when he was 90 years old.

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