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Clifton Wood Bransford

banker , miller

Clifton Wood Bransford, American banker, miller. Member Millers’ Advisory Committee to the United States Wheat Director Barnes, 1919-1920. Field representative American Miller, Elevator and Grain Trade, 1923-1926, National Miller, 1926-1930. Vice chairman Kentucky div., Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1931-1932.

Background

Bransford, Clifton Wood was born on January 24, 1858 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. Son of Benjamin and Mary Eleanor (Athy) Bransford.

Education

Educated Bransford Institute, Owensboro. Bachelor of Arts, Cumberland U., 1877. Law Department, University of Louisville, 1878 (class honor), married Virgie Lee Finley, December 21, 1882.

Career

K. Givens, deceased), Benjamin Ammonet (deceased). President Bransford Mills, 1887-1921. Organized, 1890, president to 1917, Owensboro Banking Company.

Reorganized, 1891, Owensboro Wagon Company, vice president until 1905, when disposed of interest. President Florence Wagon Company, Florence, Alabama, 1914-1921, Chairman of the Board, since 1921. Identified with Owensboro Messenger as half owner and editor, 1878-1887.

Democratic elector 2d Congressional District of Kentucky, 1896. Delegate at large Democratic National Convention, 1900. Vice chairman Democratic State Platform Convention of Kentucky, 1915.

Delaware Congress of Constructive Patriotism, 1917. President Senior Service Corps of Owensboro, and “four-minute man,” 1917-1918.

Membership

Member Millers’ Advisory Committee to the United States Wheat Director Barnes, 1919-1920. Field representative American Miller, Elevator and Grain Trade, 1923-1926, National Miller, 1926-1930. Vice chairman Kentucky div., Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1931-1932.

Connections

Children: Mary Boyd (Mistress.

father:
Benjamin Bransford

mother:
Mary Eleanor (Athy) Bransford

child:
Mary Boyd (Mrs Bransford