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Boyd WINCHESTER

(1836-1923)

WINCHESTER, Boyd, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Ascension Parish, La., September 23, 1836; pursued preparatory studies; attended Centre College, Danville, Ky., and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in 1857 and commenced practice in Louisville; member of the State senate in 1867 and 1868, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law in Louisville, Ky.; president of an insurance company 1875-1877; president of the Democratic State convention in 1884; appointed Minister Resident and consul general to Switzerland and served from 1885 to 1889; died in Louisville, Ky., May 18, 1923; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.

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

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