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Augustus Everett Willson

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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