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Andrew Jackson KIRK

(1866-1933)

KIRK, Andrew Jackson, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Warfield, Martin County, Ky., on March 19, 1866; attended the common schools; was graduated from the law department of Valparaiso (Ind.) University in 1890; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Inez, Ky.; county attorney of Martin County 1894-1898; Commonwealth attorney for the twenty-fourth judicial district of Kentucky 1898-1904; circuit judge of the same district 1904-1916; resumed the practice of law in Jenkins, Letcher County, and in Paintsville, Johnson County, Ky., in 1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John W. Langley and served from February 13, 1926, to March 3, 1927; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; resumed the practice of law in Paintsville, Ky.; Republican candidate for nomination as circuit judge at the time of his death in Paintsville, Ky., May 25, 1933; interment in Kirk Cemetery near Inez, Ky.

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

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