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Joseph Lafayette RHINOCK

(1863-1926)

RHINOCK, Joseph Lafayette, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Owenton, Owen County, Ky., January 4, 1863; moved to Covington, Ky.; attended the Covington public schools; engaged in the oil-refining business; president of the Covington Public Library Board two terms; member of the city council of Covington; mayor 1893-1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910; for twenty-two years was connected with theatrical enterprises in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio, serving as vice president, secretary, and treasurer of the Shubert theatrical companies; vice president of the Loew theatrical enterprises; became actively interested in horse racing and racetrack corporations; died at his home, “Bonnie Crest,” New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., on September 20, 1926; interment in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Ky.

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

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