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Brereton Jones
Brereton Jones

Brereton Chandler Jones (born June 27, 1939) is an American political figure. He served as the Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1991 until 1995. Governor of Kentucky Brereton Jones source Photo Courtesy of Kentucky Historical Society This work is copyrighted. ... Governor of Kentucky Brereton Jones source Photo Courtesy of Kentucky Historical Society This work is copyrighted. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics, sometimes this may include political scientists. ... The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is the second-oldest political party in the world (after the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom). ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Born in 1939 in Gallipolis, Ohio, Jones began his political career in the early 1970s in West Virginia as a Republican, serving several terms in the state's House of Delegates and eventually becoming the House Minority Leader. Soon afterwards, he moved to Kentucky and changed parties. Gallipolis is a city (though technically not a city after the last census) located in Gallia County, Ohio. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States (the other being the Democratic Party). ... The House of Delegates is the name given to the lower house of the legislature in three US states—Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ...


Jones moved to Kentucky and he and his wife Libby ran a horse farm in Woodford County. Jones ran for Lieutenant Governor in 1987 and won. Relations between Jones and Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson deteriorated soon after they took office; the two were never close. Their rivalry became so strong that in the 1991 gubernatorial primary Wilkinson's wife Martha ran against Jones, ending her candidacy shortly before the election because polls showed that she would lose to Jones. Woodford County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Wallace G. Wilkinson (May 23, 1928–July 5, 2002) was a Kentucky businessman who made a fortune with college bookstores. ...


In Kentucky, one of Jones' major accomplishments was successfully pushing for a state constitutional amendment to allow Kentucky governors and other statewide elected officials to run for and serve a second consecutive term. The issue had been considered several times in the preceding decades, but had never been enacted. Most recently, Jones' predecessor Wilkinson had sought such an amendment, but Wilkinson's insistence that he himself be eligible for succession was not something the General Assembly was willing to give him. Jones backed a succession amendment that specifically excluded himself and all other current incumbents. A constitutional amendment is an alteration to the constitution of a nation or a state. ...


At the end of his term Jones retired to the horse farm in Woodford County that he and his wife Libby operated. Jones talked openly of running against incumbent governor Paul E. Patton in 1999 but did not enter the race. Paul E. Patton Paul E. Patton (born May 26, 1937) served as Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1995 to 2003. ...

Preceded by:
Wallace G. Wilkinson
Governor of Kentucky
1991–1995
Succeeded by:
Paul E. Patton
Preceded by:
Steve Beshear
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1987–1991
Succeeded by:
Paul E. Patton
Preceded by:
Wallace G. Wilkinson
Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky
1991–1991
Succeeded by:
Paul E. Patton
Preceded by:
Steve Beshear
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1987–1987
Succeeded by:
Paul E. Patton


Wallace G. Wilkinson (May 23, 1928–July 5, 2002) was a Kentucky businessman who made a fortune with college bookstores. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Paul E. Patton Paul E. Patton (born May 26, 1937) served as Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1995 to 2003. ... Steven L. Beshear (1944-), a Democrat, won election as a member of the Kentucky State Senate, Attorney General of Kentucky and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky before losing races for Governor of Kentucky and the United States Senate. ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... Paul E. Patton Paul E. Patton (born May 26, 1937) served as Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1995 to 2003. ... Wallace G. Wilkinson (May 23, 1928–July 5, 2002) was a Kentucky businessman who made a fortune with college bookstores. ... Paul E. Patton Paul E. Patton (born May 26, 1937) served as Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1995 to 2003. ... Steven L. Beshear (1944-), a Democrat, won election as a member of the Kentucky State Senate, Attorney General of Kentucky and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky before losing races for Governor of Kentucky and the United States Senate. ... Paul E. Patton Paul E. Patton (born May 26, 1937) served as Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1995 to 2003. ...

Governors of Kentucky
Shelby | Garrard | Greenup | Scott | Shelby | Madison | Slaughter | Adair | Desha | Metcalfe | J. Breathitt | J. Morehead | Clark | Wickliffe | Letcher | Owsley | Crittenden | Helm | Powell | C. Morehead | Magoffin | Robinson | Bramlette | Helm | Stevenson | Leslie | McCreary | Blackburn | Knott | Buckner | Brown | Bradley | Taylor | Goebel | Beckham | Willson | McCreary | Stanley | Black | Morrow | Fields | Sampson | Laffoon | Chandler | Johnson | Willis | Clements | Wetherby | Chandler | Combs | E. Breathitt | Nunn | Ford | Carroll | Brown, Jr. | Collins | Wilkinson | Jones | Patton | Fletcher

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Brereton Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (770 words)
Born in 1939 in Gallipolis, Ohio, Jones graduated from the University of Virginia in 1961.
Jones ran as a darkhorse for Lieutenant Governor in 1987 and convincingly won in the Democratic primary against Paul E. Patton, who would later become Governor, and David L. Armstrong, the sitting Attorney General and later Mayor of Louisville.
Jones has been active in seeking legislation to promote the horse industry in Kentucky, working to ensure that Kentucky continues to be the "Horse Capital of the World." Jones is a founding member and chairman of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), an organization launched in 2004 to promote the state’s signature horse industry.
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Jones ran the only successful Republican campaign in his county in 1964 and was elected to the West Virginia legislature, where to some he was a "dilettante" and to others a "moralist." At twenty-five, he was the youngest person ever elected to that legislative body.
Jones began another career in 1972, when he came to Kentucky with his wife to her childhood home, Airdrie Farm, a tobacco and cattle farm in Woodford County.
As lieutenant governor, Jones was praised for his efforts to attain a "Made in Kentucky" label for homegrown produce; he was a strong advocate for the preservation of family farms.
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