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Encyclopedia > Edward T. Breathitt

Edward Thompson "Ned" Breathitt Jr. (born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on November 26, 1924, died in Lexington, Kentucky on October 11, 2003) is a United States politician. He was elected governor of Kentucky in 1963. Hopkinsville is a city located in Christian County, Kentucky. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... City nickname: Horse Capital of the World Location in the state of Kentucky County Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac Area  - Land  - Water 285. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Official languages English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 1. ...


He served in the U. S. Army Air Force from 1942-1945 and then received a bachelor's and a law degree, both from the University of Kentucky. Breathitt practiced law in Hopkinsville and won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives. He held appointed office during the gubernatorial administration of Bert T. Combs and was the Democratic nominee for governor in 1963, defeating former governor Happy Chandler in the primary and Louie B. Nunn in the general election. In that 1963 race Breathitt became the first candidate to win a statewide race in Kentucky on the strength of a television campaign. The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... Bert T. Combs (August 13, 1911-December 4, 1991),born in Clay County, Kentucky, was the Democratic Governor of Kentucky from 1959 through 1963. ... Albert Chandler Albert Benjamin Chandler I (commonly known as A. B. Happy Chandler) (July 14, 1898–June 15, 1991) was a governor of Kentucky, a U.S. Senator and Baseball Commissioner. ... Louie Broady Nunn Governor of Kentucky 1967-1971 b. ...


As governor Breathitt was a strong advocate for civil rights. He successfully sought anti-discrimination and civil rights legislation from the General Assembly, making Kentucky the first southern state to enact such laws. Breathitt also won increased funding for roads, public schools, state universities, the state park system and delivery of government services. Breathitt established the Kentucky Educational Television network and Kentucky's vocational education system. Breathitt also won important conservation measures from the General Assembly, but failed in his bid to have a new, modernized state constitution approved in a referendum to replace the antiquated 1890 Kentucky Constitution. Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... The term general assembly can refer to The largest unit of organisation in the polity of a (national) Presbyterian church, containing several synods or presbyteries. ... The Kentucky Educational Television network is Kentuckys statewide public television network. ...


After his single term as governor (he could not run to succeed himself under Kentucky's constitution at that time) Breathitt worked for many years as a railroad lobbyist. He died in October 2003, and is buried at the Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville is a city located in Christian County, Kentucky. ...

Preceded by:
Bert T. Combs
Governor of Kentucky
1963–1967
Succeeded by:
Louie B. Nunn
Preceded by:
Bert T. Combs
Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky
1963–1963
Succeeded by:
Henry Ward(Kentucky)


Bert T. Combs (August 13, 1911-December 4, 1991),born in Clay County, Kentucky, was the Democratic Governor of Kentucky from 1959 through 1963. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Louie Broady Nunn Governor of Kentucky 1967-1971 b. ... Bert T. Combs (August 13, 1911-December 4, 1991),born in Clay County, Kentucky, was the Democratic Governor of Kentucky from 1959 through 1963. ... Henry Ward was a Democrat who held posts in Democratic state administrations in Kentucky and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky in 1967. ...

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