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James Dixon Black

  • Birth 24 Sep 1849 Knox County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 5 Aug 1938 Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 7091067

Kentucky Governor. Graduating from Tusculum College Tennessee, in 1872, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1874 and established a legal practice in Barbourville, Kentucky. Entering politics, he was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, (1876-77), Knox County superintendent of public schools in 1884, the state's first assistant attorney general in 1915 and served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, (1915-19). When Governor Augustus O. Stanley resigned from office, Black assumed the duties as a Democrat the 39th Kentucky Governor, serving May 19, 1919 to December 9, 1919. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he served as Kentucky's chief prohibition inspector, was president of the Barbourville National Bank and was director of the Barbourville Cemetery Company. He died from pneumonia at age 88.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 17 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7091067
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Dixon Black (24 Sep 1849–5 Aug 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7091067, citing Barbourville Cemetery, Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .