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  Beckham, John Creps Wickliffe
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NameJohn Creps Wickliffe Beckham
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Bardstown, Kentucky , United States
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Born August 05, 1869
Died January 09, 1940 (70 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifedJoshua L.
May 28, 2004 11:14am
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InfoBECKHAM, John Crepps Wickliffe, (grandson of Charles Anderson Wickliffe and cousin of Robert Charles Wickliffe), a Senator from Kentucky; born in Wickland, near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., August 5, 1869; attended the Roseland Academy at Bardstown and Central University, Richmond, Ky.; high school principal; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Bardstown in 1893; member, State house of representatives 1894-1898, serving as speaker in 1898; lieutenant governor of Kentucky in 1899, becoming Governor upon the death of the Governor, February 3, 1900; subsequently elected Governor for the unexpired term ending December 8, 1903, and reelected for the term 1903-1907; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1914 and served from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Louisville, Ky.; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 1927; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1936; died in Louisville, Ky., January 9, 1940; interment in Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.


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  08/01/1936 KY US Senate - D Primary Lost 39.41% (-0.53%)
  11/08/1927 KY Governor Lost 47.91% (-4.19%)
  08/06/1927 KY Governor - D Primary Won 53.95% (+7.90%)
  11/02/1920 KY US Senate Lost 49.72% (-0.55%)
  11/03/1914 KY US Senate Won 51.89% (+9.36%)
  11/03/1903 KY Governor Won 52.12% (+5.95%)
  11/06/1900 KY Governor - Special Election Won 49.89% (+0.80%)
  02/03/1900 KY Governor - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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