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Benjamin Edwards GREY

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GREY, Benjamin Edwards, (grandson of Benjamin Edwards), a Representative from Kentucky; born at “Shiloh,” near Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., birth date unknown; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Hopkinsville, Ky.; member of the Kentucky state house of representatives, 1838 and 1839; member of the Kentucky state senate, 1847-1851; presiding officer of the senate and Acting Lieutenant Governor in 1850; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-fourth Congress in 1854; died in Selma, Ala.; death date unknown.

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

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