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South TRIMBLE

(1864-1946)

TRIMBLE, South, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Hazel Green, Wolfe County, Ky., April 13, 1864; attended the public schools of Frankfort and Excelsior Institute; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Frankfort, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives 1898-1900, serving as speaker in 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1907); did not seek renomination in 1906, but was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky; Clerk of the House of Representatives from April 4, 1911, to May 18, 1919; retired from public life and operated a plantation near Selma, Ala.; again served as Clerk of the House of Representatives from December 7, 1931, until his death in Washington, D.C., November 23, 1946; interment in Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.

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

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