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Isaac Herschel Goodnight

Isaac Herschel Goodnight, American state legislator, congressman, judge. Served in Kentucky legislature, 1877-1878; member Congress, 1889-1895 (member commission on invalid pensions and judiciary).

Background

  • Goodnight, Isaac Herschel was born on January 31, 1849 in Allen County, Kentucky, United States. Son of Isaac and Lucinda (Billingsley) Goodnight.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, Franklin, Kentucky. Graduate Cumberland U., Lebanon, Tennessee. Studied law, same; admitted to bar, March 1874.

    Career

    • Served in Kentucky legislature, 1877-1878. Member Congress, 1889-1895 (member commission on invalid pensions and judiciary). Circuit judge of 7th Kentucky district, January 1898, to January 1904.

      President The J. A. McGoodwin Banking Company, Franklin, Kentucky.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served in Kentucky legislature, 1877-1878. Member Congress, 1889-1895 (member commission on invalid pensions and judiciary).

    Connections

    • Married Ella Hoy, Franklin, Kentucky, March 12, 1879.
    • father: Isaac Goodnight
    • mother: Lucinda (Billingsley) Goodnight
    • spouse: Ella Hoy
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    Born January 31, 1849
    Died 1901
    (aged 51)
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