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Richard Hickman MENEFEE

(1809-1841)

MENEFEE, Richard Hickman, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Owingsville, Bath County, Ky., December 4, 1809; attended the public schools and was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; taught school for several years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Mount Sterling, Ky.; appointed as Commonwealth attorney in 1832; member of the State house of representatives in 1836 and 1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); resumed the practice of law in Lexington; died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., February 21, 1841; interment in a private cemetery in Fayette County, Ky.; reinterred in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky., October 28, 1893.

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

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