Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Birth
Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 4 Jun 1950 (aged 92)
Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 20459434 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced law practice in Bardstown, Kentucky. In 1885 he was appointed a member of the State House of Representatives and served as Speaker of the House in 1887. He was appointed collector of internal revenue for the fifth Kentucky district by President Cleveland in 1893 and served until 1897. He became a member of the State senate in 1905 and served until his resignation in 1906. In 1907, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the nine succeeding Congresses, serving until 1927. He declined to be a candidate for renomination and resumed the practice of law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 15 Jul 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20459434
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ben Johnson (19 Mar 1858–4 Jun 1950), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20459434, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .