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    • Oral history interview with Goldie Beckett.

    • Undertakers and undertaking; Business people; African American businesspeople; Politicians; African American politicians; Discrimination in public accommodations; Segregation--Law and legislation; Discrimination in employment; African...
    • Oral history interview with Goldie Winstead Beckett, conducted on September 12, 1978 by Ken Chumbley. In this interview, Mrs. Beckett discusses her life as well as her husband’s experiences as alderman in the city of Louisville in the late 1940s...
    • Wm. P. McClain, James F. Clay, J. L. Dorsey.

    • Lawyers; Municipal officials; Legislators; Judges; Portraits
    • William Pollitt McClain was born in 1849 in Henderson, Kentucky. He attended Notre Dame College, graduating in 1869. He then attended the law department of the University of Virginia, graduating in 1872. After practicing law in Missouri, he...
    • L.D. Husbands.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Portraits
    • Lorenzo Dow Husbands was born in 1823 in Christian County, Kentucky. His family then moved to Crittenden County, where he received his early education. In 1847 he read law in the office of his brother, J. P. Husbands, of Paducah, and in 1849 was...
    • W.M. Beckner.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Judges; Portraits
    • William Morgan Beckner was born in 1841 in Moorefield, in Nicholas County, Kentucky. He attended the schools of Bath and Fleming counties, before attending Centre College in Danville. He read law under Judge E. C. Phister and was admitted to the...
    • H. L. Stone.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Henry Lane Stone was born in Bath County, Kentucky, near Sharpsburg, in 1842. After his father moved the family to Indiana, he attended the Indiana common schools and was also a student in an academy in Bainbridge, Indiana. After a period as a...
    • Joe Noe.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Portraits
    • Josiah T. Noe was born in Washington County, Kentucky, in 1850. After reading law in the office of his brother, William B. Noe, he was admitted to the bar in 1872 and joined his brothers Calhoun, Kentucky, practice. In 1874 he was elected county...
    • H.C. Burnett.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Henry C. Burnett was born in the county of Essex, Virginia, in 1825. Shortly after his admission to the bar, he was in 1851 elected clerk of the Circuit Court of Trigg County, Kentucky. In 1853 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives...
    • Thomas Holman Hanks.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Thomas H. Hanks was born in 1823 near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. He received a common school education, and at the age of twenty-four was elected to represent Anderson County in the Kentucky legislature. He was elected circuit clerk of Anderson County...
    • W.H. Wadsworth.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • William Henry Wadsworth was born in Maysville, Kentucky, on July 4, 1821. He was educated at the Maysville Seminary, becoming a lifelong friend of Ulysses S. Grant, After study in Augusta College, he read law in the office of Payne & Waller and was...
    • L.T. Moore.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Laban Theodore Moore was born in Wayne County, Virginia. (now West Virginia), near Louisa, Kentucky, in 1829. He attended Marshall Academy in Virginia and graduated from Marietta College in Ohio. He attended the Transylvania Law College at...
    • W.W. Cleary.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Legislators; Portraits
    • William Walter Cleary was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1831. He was an 1849 graduate of Transylvania University and in 1849, graduated from its law department with honors. In 1852, he was admitted to the bar and settled in Cynthiana, Kentucky....
    • Frank E. Johnson of Louisville, Kentucky, 1924.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Men; Business people; Fraternal organizations
    • Portrait of Frank E. Johnson of Louisville, Kentucky, wearing a Kosair fez and tuxedo. Crop marks outline his image, and the photograph is marred with discolorations and yellowing from age. Handwritten on back of image: Frank E. Johnson, Manager...
    • Eli H. Brown.

    • Lawyers; Portraits
    • Eli H. Brown was born in Meade County, Kentucky, in 1841. He was educated at the academy of Hawesville, Kentucky, in Hancock County, He read law with George W. Williams and in 1862 joined the Hancock County bar. Brown was soon elected City Judge...
    • B. J. Peters.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Legislators; Portraits
    • Belvard J. Peters was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, November 3, 1805. He attended Buck Pond Academy, in Woodford County, then Transylvania University, where he graduated in 1825. He read law under Chief Justice John Boyle, received a license...
    • Solomon P. Sharp.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Solomon P. Sharp was born in 1787 in Virginia. His family moved to Logan County in Kentucky shortly before the end of the century. Sharp was called to the bar in his early 20's, opening a legal practice first in Russellville, Kentucky, later in...
    • Lyttleton Cooke.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Lyttleton Cooke was born in Virginia in 1831. He spent his childhood in boarding schools and academies until age 18 when he entered the law school of the University of Virginia. Involved in a duel, he left before graduation, and moved to St. Louis,...
    • H. W. Bruce.

    • Judges; Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Horatio W. Bruce was born in 1830 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He attended school in Lewis County and in Manchester, Ohio, and worked as a salesman and bookkeeper at a general store in Vanceburg, Kentucky. In 1850, he went to Flemingsburg, Kentucky,...
    • Jno. H. McHenry.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Judges; Portraits
    • John Hardin McHenry was born near Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky, in 1797. He was tutored privately, read law and was admitted to the bar in 1818, starting his practice in Leitchfield, Kentucky, where he also acted as postmaster. He was...
    • Arch. Dixon.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Archibald Dixon was born in Caswell County, North Carolina, in 1802. He moved with his parents to Henderson, Kentucky, in 1805. Educated in the local schools, he read law and was admitted to the bar in 1824. He established a practice in Henderson....
    • E.P. Campbell.

    • Lawyers; Legislators; Portraits
    • Edward P. Campbell was born in Caldwell County, Kentucky, in 1832. He was reared on a farm and attended Cumberland College, graduating in 1854. In 1855, he read law under Judge George B. Cook, of Princeton, Kentucky, and in 1856, was admitted to...

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