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 John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham, Sr

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John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham, Sr

  • Birth 5 Aug 1869 Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1940 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 6865269

Kentucky Governor, U.S. Senator. Graduating from the University of Kentucky, in 1889, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and proceeded to practice law in Bardstown, Kentucky. Entering politics, he served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, (1894-98). In 1889, he was elected as a Democrat the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. Due to the assassination of Governor William Goebel, he was appointed as a Democrat the 35th Governor of Kentucky, serving (1900-07). After leaving office, he practiced law and was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate, serving (1915-21). Following his Senate term, he resumed legal practice until his death at age 70.

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  • Added: 21 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6865269
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham, Sr (5 Aug 1869–9 Jan 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6865269, citing Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .