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Isham TALBOT

(1773-1837)
Senate Years of Service:
1815-1819; 1820-1825
Party:
Democratic Republican; Adams-Clay Republican

TALBOT, Isham, a Senator from Kentucky; born near Talbot, Bedford County, Va., in 1773; moved with his father to Harrodsburg, Ky.; completed preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Versailles, Ky.; moved to Frankfort, Ky., and continued the practice of law; member, State senate 1812-1815; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Bledsoe and served from February 2, 1815, to March 3, 1819; again elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Logan and served from October 19, 1820, to March 3, 1825; resumed the practice of law; died near Frankfort, Ky., September 25, 1837; interment in the State Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.

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

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