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 William Morgan Beckner

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William Morgan Beckner

Birth
Moorefield, Nicholas County, Kentucky, USA
Death 14 Mar 1910 (aged 68)
Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7668396 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Educated at Centre College, he taught school for a few years, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced to practice law in Winchester, Kentucky. He was Winchester City Judge in 1865, served as prosecuting attorney, (1866- 67) and established the Clark County Democrat newspaper in 1867. In addition, he was Kentucky State Prison Commissioner in 1880, Kentucky State Railroad Commissioner, (1882-84) and a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1893. In 1894, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Marcus C. Lisle, serving until 1895. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 68.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 9 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7668396
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7668396/william-morgan-beckner : accessed ), memorial page for William Morgan Beckner (19 Jun 1841–14 Mar 1910), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7668396, citing Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .