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James Bennett Mccreary

James Bennett Mccreary, American governor. Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1869, 71, 73 (speaker, 1871-1873); member 49th to 54th Congresses (1885-1897); member Pan-American Committee of the United States.

Background

  • Mccreary, James Bennett was born on July 8, 1838 in Madison Company, Kentucky, United States. Son of E. R. and S. B. M.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Centre College, Kentucky, 1857 (Doctor of Laws, 1879). Bachelor of Laws, Cumberland U., Tennessee, 1859. Major and lieutenant colonel of cavalry, C.S.A., under Generals Morgan and Breckenridge, 1862-1865.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1859, and entered practice at Richmond, Kentucky.

    Membership

    Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1869, 71, 73 (speaker, 1871-1873). Member 49th to 54th Congresses (1885-1897). Member Pan-American Committee of the United States.

    Connections

    • Married Kate Hughes, 1867 (died 1908).
    • father: E. R.
    • mother: S. B. M.
    • spouse: Kate Hughes
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    Born July 8, 1838
    Died October 8, 1918
    (aged 80)
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