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Reuben Thomas Durrett, American lawyer. member city council, 1853-1854.

Background

Durrett, Reuben Thomas was born on January 22, 1824 in Henry Company, Kentucky, United States. Son of William and Elizabeth (Rawlings) Durrett.

Education

Student Georgetown College, Kentucky, 1844-1846. Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1849, A.M., 1852. Bachelor of Laws, University of Louisville, 1850.

(Doctor of Laws, Brown, 1894, Georgetown, 1895, Louisville, 1896).

Career

Practiced law, Louisville, 1850-1880. Member city council, 1853-1854. Served as park commissioner.

Part owner and editor, 1857-1859, Louisville Daily Courier. Founder, 1871, and president, 1871-1880, Public Library of Kentucky. Founder, 1884, and from then president Filson Club, Louisville.

Home: Louisville, Ky.

Membership

Member city council, 1853-1854.

Connections

Married Elizabeth H. Bates, 1852.

father:
William Durrett

mother:
Elizabeth (Rawlings) Durrett

spouse:
Elizabeth H. Bates