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Isaac Herschel GOODNIGHT

(1849-1901)

GOODNIGHT, Isaac Herschel, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Scottsville, Allen County, Ky., January 31, 1849; attended the common schools; moved to Franklin, Ky., in 1870; was graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1872, and afterwards attended the law department of the same university; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Franklin; member of the State house of representatives in 1877 and 1878; chairman of the Democratic State convention at Louisville, Ky., in 1891; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; elected judge of the seventh Kentucky circuit in 1897 and served until his death in Franklin, Ky., July 24, 1901; interment in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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

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