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 William Owsley

William Owsley

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 9 Dec 1862 (aged 80)
Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7182048 · View Source
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Kentucky Governor. Born in Virginia, he moved with his family to Kentucky in 1873. Obtaining a good education, he taught school, became a deputy surveyor, had a legal practice, was a Deputy Sheriff and served as adjutant of the 26th Regiment of the Kentucky Militia. He was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives (1809-11, 1831), was a judge on the Court of Appeals (1812-28), a member of the Kentucky State Senate (1832-34) and Kentucky Secretary of State, (1834-36). In 1844, he was elected as a Wing the 16th Governor of Kentucky, serving until 1848. During his tenure, funding was increased for public education, the state's deficit was reduced and troops were raised for service in the Mexican War. After his term, he retied to his farm near Danville, Kentucky, until his death at age 80.j

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 13 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7182048
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Owsley (24 Mar 1782–9 Dec 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7182048, citing Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .