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Samuel McKEE

(1833-1898)

McKEE, Samuel, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., November 5, 1833; attended the common schools; was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1857, and the Cincinnati Law School in 1858; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Mount Sterling, Ky., in 1858; served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a captain in the Fourteenth Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry; elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); successfully contested as a Republican the election of John D. Young to the Fortieth Congress and served from June 22, 1868, to March 3, 1869; was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; delegate to the Southern Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; pension agent in Louisville, Ky., 1869-1871; resumed the practice of law; died in Louisville, Ky., December 11, 1898; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.

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

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