Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States Volume 5
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... the state senate. Returning to Harrodsburg in 1839 he practised law with Mr. Cunningham. He was appointed police judge by Governor Letcher, a AVhig. in 1840; was a state senator in 1850; a presidential elector in 1844, 1848 and 1852; a delegate to the Democratic national conventions of 1848, 1850 and 1800; was the unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant-governor in 1855, and was governor of the state from Sept. 1, 1859, to Aug. 18, 1863. when he resigned the office, finding it impossible to carry out the policy of neutrality between the contending sections. He wiis opposed to secession, but sympathizing with the South, he refused to resxud to the President's call for troops. In 1805 he urged the people of Kentucky promptly to accept the results of the war and abide by the constitutional amendments. He was a representative from Mercer county in the state legislature, 1807-09, and was appointed by President Hayes an honorary commissioner to represent Kentucky at the Paris exposition of 1878. He was married in 1840 to Anna N., daughter of Isaac Shelby of Arcadia, Ky., and a granddaughter of Governor Isaac Shelby (q.v.). His son, Samuel M. Magoffin, graduated from Centre college in 1878 anil settled in St. Paul, Minn. Governor Magoffin established the Institute for Feeble-minded at Frankfort. Ky., and was a supporter of the public-school system. He died at Ilarrodsburg, Ky., Feb. 28, 1885. MAGOON, Elias Lyman, bibliophile, was born in Lebanon, N.H., Oct. 20, 1810. His father was an architect and his grandfather, a Baptist clergyman, served in the Revolution. He was an apprentice to a brick-layer, 1836-30, and earned the money to pay for his education. He was prepared for college at New Hampton academy; attended Waterville college, Maine, 1836, and was...
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