Politicians

Born in Washington, D. C., on November 29,1913. Died, July 29, 1979. Attorney. Member, U. S. Congress. University of Kentucky, A.B., 1937; LL.B., 1939.

He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives and as the Commonwealth's Attorney General before being elected to the Congress in 1972; he was re-elected in 1974 and again in 1976, serving through 1978. He was the sixth Kentucky Breckinridge to serve in...

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 28-, 1933. Businessman. Attorney. University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts, 1957; LL. B. , 1960.

Former Chairman of the Board and President of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation, 1964-73, he built the fast-food company into a worldwide multi-million dollar firm before disposing of his interest and pursuing other business interests in 1973.

He became owner...

Born in Corydon, Ky., on July 14, 1898. Died, July 15, 1991. Attorney, Governor of Kentucky. U. S. Senator. Commissioner of Baseball. University of Kentucky, LL.B., 1924; LL.D., 1936.

He opened an office for the practice of law in Versailles in 1924.

Beginning a political career as Master Commissioner of Woodford County Circuit Court in 1928, he was a state Senator two years later, and in 1931 began...

1868 - 1935

Lumber Merchant and State Senator.

Thomas A. Combs was born on the family's farm in Breathitt County, Kentucky during 1868 and by 1889 began clerking at his father's general store and sawmill.  During 1893, Senator Combs came to Lexington and founded the Combs Lumber Company, serving as the firm's President until his death.  In 1903, he was elected Mayor of the City of Lexington and in...

Although named in 1775 and settled in 1779, Lexington did not elect its first mayor until 1832, the year it was incorporated -- long after she began to decline in economic status among the western cities. It should be noted, however, that the first major was the son of the first millionaire west of the Alleghanies, John Wesley Hunt.
 Charleton Hunt (mayor from 1832-1934) was an alumnus of Transylvania...

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