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Bayless Leander Durant Guffy

jurist

Bayless Leander Durant Guffy, American jurist.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Miss M. A. Monroe, May 28, 1857.

father:
James Guffy

mother:
Malinda (Jameson) Guffy

spouse:
Miss M. A. Monroe