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Johnson Newlon CAMDEN, Jr.

(1865-1942)
Senate Years of Service:
1914-1915
Party:
Democrat

CAMDEN, Johnson Newlon, Jr., (son of the Johnson Newlon Camden), a Senator from Kentucky; born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., January 5, 1865; attended Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Va., Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., Columbia Law School, New York City, and the law school of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; admitted to the bar in 1888 but never practiced; moved to Spring Hill Farm, near Versailles, Woodford County, Ky., in 1890; engaged in farming and horsebreeding; also interested in the opening and development of the coal fields of eastern Kentucky; appointed on June 16, 1914, and subsequently elected on November 3, 1914, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William O. Bradley and served from June 16, 1914, to March 3, 1915; was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed agricultural pursuits on a farm near Paris, Ky., until his death on August 16, 1942; interment in Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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