Powell, Lazarus Whitehead

Life Span
to
Full name
Lazarus Whitehead Powell
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
3
Family
Lazarus Powell (father), Ann McMahon Powell (mother), Harriet Ann Jennings (wife)
Education
Transylvania
Other
Other Education
Saint Joseph's College (KY)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US Senate
Governor
State legislature

Lazarus Whitehead Powell (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
POWELL, Lazarus Whitehead, a Senator from Kentucky; born near Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., October 6, 1812; attended the common schools; graduated from St. Joseph College, Bardstown, Ky., in 1833; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Henderson in 1835; member, State house of representatives 1836; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket 1844; unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1848; Governor of Kentucky 1851-1855; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1859, to March 3, 1865; resumed the practice of his profession; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1867; died near Henderson, Ky., July 3, 1867; interment in Fernwood Cemetery.
“Powell, Lazarus Whitehead,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000481.
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