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 George Graham Vest

George Graham Vest

Birth
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Death 9 Aug 1904 (aged 73)
Sweet Springs, Saline County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 283, Lot 4468
Memorial ID 18744 · View Source
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Civil War CSA Senator, US 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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Graham Vest (6 Dec 1830–9 Aug 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18744, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .