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Bayless Leander Durant Guffy

Bayless Leander Durant Guffy, American jurist.


  • Guffy, Bayless Leander Durant was born on December 24, 1832 in Muhlenberg Company, Kentucky, United States. Son of James and Malinda (Jameson) Guffy.

  • Education

    • Reared on farm in Logan Company, Kentucky. Educated in college at Glasgow, Kentucky.


    • Admitted to bar, 1856. Began practice at Morgantown, 1857. Assistant marshal to take census, Butler Company, 1860.

      Police judge, Morgantown, 1860. Company judge, 1862, reëlected, 1866, 78, 82. Presidential elector, 1868.

      Greenback candidate for Congress, 1876. People’s Party nominee for attorney general of Kentucky, 1891. Returned to Republican party, 1893.

      Judge, 1894-1902, chief justice, 1902-1903, Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Elected to Kentucky legislature, 1903. President John M. Carson Banking Company Home: Morgantown, Ky.


    • Married Miss M. A. Monroe, May 28, 1857.
    • father: James Guffy
    • mother: Malinda (Jameson) Guffy
    • spouse: Miss M. A. Monroe
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    Born December 24, 1832
    Died 1910
    (aged 77)