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James Bennett Mccreary

governor

James Bennett Mccreary, American governor. Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1869, 71, 73 (speaker, 1871-1873); member 49th to 54th Congresses (1885-1897); member Pan-American Committee of the United States.

Background

Mccreary, James Bennett was born on July 8, 1838 in Madison Company, Kentucky, United States. Son of E. R. and S. B. M.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Centre College, Kentucky, 1857 (Doctor of Laws, 1879). Bachelor of Laws, Cumberland U., Tennessee, 1859. Major and lieutenant colonel of cavalry, C.S.A., under Generals Morgan and Breckenridge, 1862-1865.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1859, and entered practice at Richmond, Kentucky.

Membership

Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1869, 71, 73 (speaker, 1871-1873). Member 49th to 54th Congresses (1885-1897). Member Pan-American Committee of the United States.

Connections

Married Kate Hughes, 1867 (died 1908).

father:
E. R.

mother:
S. B. M.

spouse:
Kate Hughes