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Augustus Everett Willson

Augustus Everett Willson, American governor. Member Board Overseers, Harvard, 1910-1918.

Background

  • Willson, Augustus Everett was born on October 13, 1846 in Maysville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Hiram and Ann Colvin (Ennis) Willson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1869. A.M., 1872; student Harvard Law School, 1870. Studied law in offices of Lothrop, Bishop & Lincoln, Boston, and under John M. Harlan, Louisville, Kentucky.

      Doctor of Laws, Harvard, 1908, also University of Kentucky and Berea College.

    Career

    • General James A. Ekin, United States of America, July 23, 1877. Chief clerk Treasury Department, December 1875-August 1876. Republican nominee for Congress, 5th Kentucky District, 1884, 86, 88, 92.

      Delegate Republican National convs. 1884, 88, 92, 1904, 08, 16. Governor of Kentucky, 1907-1911.

      Resumed practice of law, 1911.

    Membership

    Member Board Overseers, Harvard, 1910-1918.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Elizabeth, d.
    • father: Hiram Willson
    • mother: Ann Colvin (Ennis) Willson
    • spouse: Mary Elizabeth
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    Born October 13, 1846
    Died August 24, 1931
    (aged 84)
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