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Clifton Wood Bransford

Clifton Wood Bransford, American banker, miller. Member Millers’ Advisory Committee to the United States Wheat Director Barnes, 1919-1920. Field representative American Miller, Elevator and Grain Trade, 1923-1926, National Miller, 1926-1930. Vice chairman Kentucky div., Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1931-1932.

Background

  • Bransford, Clifton Wood was born on January 24, 1858 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. Son of Benjamin and Mary Eleanor (Athy) Bransford.

  • Education

    • Educated Bransford Institute, Owensboro. Bachelor of Arts, Cumberland U., 1877. Law Department, University of Louisville, 1878 (class honor), married Virgie Lee Finley, December 21, 1882.

    Career

    • K. Givens, deceased), Benjamin Ammonet (deceased). President Bransford Mills, 1887-1921. Organized, 1890, president to 1917, Owensboro Banking Company.

      Reorganized, 1891, Owensboro Wagon Company, vice president until 1905, when disposed of interest. President Florence Wagon Company, Florence, Alabama, 1914-1921, Chairman of the Board, since 1921. Identified with Owensboro Messenger as half owner and editor, 1878-1887.

      Democratic elector 2d Congressional District of Kentucky, 1896. Delegate at large Democratic National Convention, 1900. Vice chairman Democratic State Platform Convention of Kentucky, 1915.

      Delaware Congress of Constructive Patriotism, 1917. President Senior Service Corps of Owensboro, and “four-minute man,” 1917-1918.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Millers’ Advisory Committee to the United States Wheat Director Barnes, 1919-1920. Field representative American Miller, Elevator and Grain Trade, 1923-1926, National Miller, 1926-1930. Vice chairman Kentucky div., Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1931-1932.

    Connections

    • Children: Mary Boyd (Mistress.
    • father: Benjamin Bransford
    • mother: Mary Eleanor (Athy) Bransford
    • child: Mary Boyd (Mrs Bransford
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    Born January 24, 1858
    Died April 18, 1933
    (aged 75)
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