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Frank Lane WOLFORD

(1817-1895)

WOLFORD, Frank Lane, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Columbia, Adair County, Ky., September 2, 1817; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Liberty, Casey County, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1847, 1848, 1865, and 1866; during the Civil War served as colonel of the First Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry 1861-1864; adjutant general of the State of Kentucky in 1867 and 1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; continued the practice of law in Columbia, Ky., until his death there August 2, 1895; interment in Columbia Cemetery.

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

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