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Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918

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Personal name headingBlackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918
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Variant(s)Blackburn, Joseph Clay Stiles, 1838-1918
Blackburn, Mr. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918
Birth date1838-10-01
Death date1918-09-12
Place of birthWoodford County (Ky.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationCentre College (Danville, Ky. : 1819-1901)
Kentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers
Found inHis Demonitization of silver, 1893: t.p. (Joseph C.S. Blackburn)
Members of Cong. since 1789, 1977 (Blackburn, Joseph Clay Stiles, D. Ky, Oct. 1, 1838-Sept. 12, 1918; House 1875-85; Senate 1885-97, 1901-07)
In the Senate of the United States, 1886?: p. 1 (Mr. Blackburn, from the Committee on Railroads)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, May 16, 2018 (Blackburn, Joseph Clay Stiles, a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky; born near Spring Station, Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1838; attended Sayres Institute, Frankfort, Ky., and graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1857; studied law in Lexington, Ky.; admitted to the bar in 1858 and practiced in Chicago, Ill., until 1860, when he returned to Woodford County, Ky.; entered the Confederate Army as a private in 1861 and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel before the close of the Civil War; settled in Arkansas in 1865, where he was engaged as lawyer and planter in Desha County until 1868, when he returned to Kentucky and opened law offices in Versailles; member, State house of representatives 1871-1875; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Forty-fifth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1885; reelected in 1890, and served from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1897; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896; chairman, Committee on Rules (Fifty-third Congress); again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1901, to March 3, 1907; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1907; Democratic caucus chairman 1906-1907; appointed Governor of the Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama, by President Theodore Roosevelt on April 1, 1907; resigned in November 1909 and returned to his estate in Woodford County, Ky.; died in Washington, D.C., September 12, 1918; interment in the State Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.)
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