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Andrew Alkire TRUMBO

(1797-1871)

TRUMBO, Andrew Alkire, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Montgomery (now Bath) County, Ky., September 15, 1797; attended the common schools; employed in the county clerk’s office; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Owingsville, Ky., in 1824; clerk of Bath County in 1830; Commonwealth attorney for Bath County in 1830; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1848; resumed the practice of law; moved to Franklin County, Ky.; died in Frankfort, Ky., August 21, 1871; interment in the City Cemetery, Owingsville, Ky.

Bibliography

Feltner, Conrad W., comp. Andrew Trumbo Letters. Middlesboro, Ky: C. W. Feltner, 1981

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

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