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John Charles Helm

John Charles Helm, American diplomat. member Kentucky Legislature, 1851-1852.


  • Helm, John Charles was born on June 21, 1817 in Hornellsville, New York, United States. Son of Francis T. and Sallie (McKinney) Helm.

  • Education

    • Studied law in office of John W. Tibbatts, Newport, Kentucky.


    • Admitted to Kentucky bar, 1842. Served with 16th Kentucky Regiment under Colonel John Tibbatts during Mexican War, 1846-1848. Practiced law, Newport, 1848-1851.

      Member Kentucky Legislature, 1851-1852. United States commercial agent on Island of St. Thomas, 1853-1858. United States consul general, Havana, Cuba, 1858-1861.

      Special agent for Confederate States American to West Indies, residing in Havana, 1861-1866. Lived in Toronto, Canada, 1866-1868.


    Member Kentucky Legislature, 1851-1852.


    • Married Louise A. Whistler, 1854, 5 children.
    • father: Francis T. Helm
    • mother: Sallie (McKinney) Helm
    • spouse: Louise A. Whistler
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    Born June 21, 1817
    Died February, 1868
    (aged 50)