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William Harrison RANDALL

(1812-1881)

RANDALL, William Harrison, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Richmond, Madison County, Ky., July 15, 1812; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in London, Laurel County, Ky., in 1835; clerk of the circuit court and county court of Laurel County 1836-1844; elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); district judge of the fifteenth Kentucky district 1870-1880; died in London, Ky., August 1, 1881; interment in the family cemetery at London, Ky.

Bibliography

Hood, James Larry. “For the Union: Kentucky’s Unconditional Unionist Congressmen and the Development of the Republican Party in Kentucky, 1863-1865.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 76 (July 1978): 197-215.

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

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