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TRIPLETT, Philip, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Madison County, Ky., December 24, 1799; attended the common schools of central Kentucky near Franklin, and in Scott County; studied law in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Owensboro in 1824; member of the State house of representatives in 1824; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 3, 1839-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for reelection in 1842; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849; died in Owensboro, Ky., March 30, 1852; interment in Elwood Cemetery.

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