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Claude Matthews

Claude Matthews, stock-breeder, governor of Indiana. member Indiana Legislature, 1876.

Background

  • Matthews, Claude was born on December 14, 1845 in Bethel, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas A. and Eliza (Fletcher) Matthews.

  • Education

    • Graduate Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1867.

    Career

    • Became grain and stock raiser, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1868. Organizer 1st breeders livestock association in the United States. An organizer National Association Breeders Shorthorn Cattle of the United States and Canada.

      Member Indiana Legislature, 1876. Secretary of state Indiana, 1890, governor, 1893-1897.

    Membership

    Member Indiana Legislature, 1876.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Whitcomb, January 1, 1868.
    • father: Thomas A. Matthews
    • mother: Eliza (Fletcher) Matthews
    • spouse: Martha Whitcomb
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    Born December 14, 1845
    Died August 28, 1898
    (aged 52)
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