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Charles A. Wickliffe
Charles A. Wickliffe

Charles Anderson Wickliffe, politician, born in Bardstown, Kentucky, 8 June 1788; died in Ilchester in Howard County, Maryland, 31 October 1869. He was educated at the Bardstown grammar-school, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and began practice in Bardstown. He soon achieved distinction as a lawyer. He was aide to General Samuel Caldwell at the battle of the Thames, 5 October 1813, was a member of the state house of representatives in 1814-'23, and sat in congress from Kentucky in 1823-'33, having been chosen as a Henry Clay Democrat. He was then elected again to the state legislature, and was its speaker in 1834. In 1836 he was elected lieutenant-governor of his native state, and in 1839 he became acting governor. In 1841 he was appointed postmaster-general by President Tyler, holding the post till March, 1845, and in the latter year he was sent by President Polk; on a secret mission to Texas in the interests of annexation. He was a member of the State constitutional convention of 1845, a member of the Peace congress in February, 1861, served again in congress in 1861-'03, having been chosen as a Union Whig, and was a delegate to the Chicago national Democratic convention of 1864. Mr. Wickliffe was wealthy, and his aristocratic bearing and contempt for the poorer classes won him the name of "the Duke." ImageMetadata File history File links Wickliffe_CA.jpg Governor of Kentucky Charles A. Wickliffe source Photo Courtesy of Kentucky Historical Society File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Wickliffe_CA.jpg Governor of Kentucky Charles A. Wickliffe source Photo Courtesy of Kentucky Historical Society File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Bardstown is a city located in Nelson County, Kentucky. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1838 Seat Ellicott City Area  - Total  - Water 657 km² (254 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law and in other forms of dispute resolution. ... The Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a decisive American victory in the War of 1812 which took place on October 5, 1813. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Henry Clay Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia – June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and Senate. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... take you to calendar). ... The Postmaster General is the executive head of the United States Postal Service. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795–June 15, 1849) was the eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849. ... ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... This article is about the British Whig party. ...

Preceded by:
James Clark
Governor of Kentucky
18381840
Succeeded by:
Robert P. Letcher
Preceded by:
James T. Morehead
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
18361839
Succeeded by:
Manlius Valerius Thomson
Preceded by:
Francis Granger
United States Postmaster General
18411845
Succeeded by:
Cave Johnson


This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Francis Granger (December 1, 1792 - August 31, 1868) was a Representative from New York. ... The Postmaster General is the executive head of the United States Postal Service. ... take you to calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Stub | 1793 births | 1866 deaths | U.S. Postmasters General ...

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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