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Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885

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Personal name headingMagoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885
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See alsoKentucky. Governor (1859-1862 : Magoffin)
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Associated countryUnited States
LocatedFrankfort (Ky.) Danville (Ky.) Lexington (Ky.) Harrodsburg (Ky.) Mississippi
Birth date1815-04-18
Death date1885-02-28
Place of birthHarrodsburg (Ky.)
Place of deathHarrodsburg (Ky.)
AffiliationDemocratic Party (U.S.) Transylvania University
Centre College (Danville, Ky. : 1819-1901)
Kentucky. General Assembly. Senate
Kentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Profession or occupationGovernors
Attorneys Legislators--United States
Found inNUCMC data from the Library of Congress Manuscript Div. for His Letters, 1861 (Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885; gov. of Ky.; public official of Ky. and Miss.; and lawyer)
Kentucky encyclopedia, ©1992: page 603 (Beriah Magoffin was born in Harrodsburg, Ky. on April 18, 1815. After graduating from Centre College at Danville in 1835, he studied law at Transylvania University. Practiced law in Mississippi but returned to Harrodsburg, Ky. in 1839. A Democrat, he was elected to the state Senate in 1850. Elected governor of Kentucky in 1859, he served one term from August 30, 1859 until his resignation on August 18, 1862. Returned to farming and his law practice in Harrodsburg. Elected to the Kentucky House in 1867. Died at home in Harrodsburg on February 28, 1885.)
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