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Joseph LECOMPTE

(1797-1851)

LECOMPTE, Joseph, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Woodford County, near the town of Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., December 15, 1797; moved to Henry County with his parents, who settled in Lecomptes Bottom on the Kentucky River; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the War of 1812 served with the Kentucky Riflemen in the Battle of New Orleans; member of the State house of representatives in 1819, 1822, 1838, 1839, and 1844; served as a major in the State militia; elected to the Nineteenth Congress; reelected to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; resumed agricultural pursuits; member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; died in Henry County April 25, 1851; interment in the private cemetery in Lecomptes Bottom, on the Kentucky River, Henry County, Ky.

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

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