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John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (August 5, 1869 - January 9, 1940) served as both Governor of Kentucky and in the United States Senate. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Beckham was born and raised in Bardstown, Kentucky at Wickland, the family estate that still stands and is open to the public. Through his mother, Julia Wickliffe Beckham, he was related to two governors - one in Kentucky, the other in Louisiana. He was educated at Central University and while there became a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. When he returned to Bardstown he took a job overseeing the public schools there. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a social fraternity that was founded in 1856. ...


Beckham was a lawyer and a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives when he ran for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky on the Democratic ticket under William Goebel. The election was hotly contested and ended in controversy; Goebel was assassinated while the election was being contested and Beckham ended up as governor at the age of 31. He also won a special election, called due to the controversy surrounding the prior election and the assassination, in November 1900. Beckham won a second, full term in 1903. Jump to: navigation, search Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... William Goebel (January 4, 1856–February 3, 1900) was an American politician who served as Governor of Kentucky for a few days in 1900. ...


While Beckham was governor Kentucky began building its current capitol building and enacted a school textbook law. The Black Patch War raged unabated in the rural farmland.


Beckham unsuccessfully sought nomination to the United States Senate in 1908 in the days before senators were popularly elected. In 1914 Beckham became the first popularly elected United States Senator from Kentucky, defeating his fellow former Governor of Kentucky Augustus E. Willson. Beckham served in the United States Senate 1915-1920 but he was denied re-election by a very narrow margin in 1920. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Beckham unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of Kentucky in 1927 and for the United States Senate in 1936. This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Beckham County, Oklahoma is named for J. C. W. Beckham. Beckham County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ... Oklahoma is a South Central state of the United States (with strong Southern, Western, and Midwestern influences) and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ...


The short lived Beckham County, Kentucky was also named for J. C. W. Beckham. Jump to: navigation, search Beckham County, Kentucky was formed by the Kentucky General Assembly on February 9, 1904. ...

Preceded by:
William Goebel
Governor of Kentucky
1900–1907
Succeeded by:
Augustus E. Willson
Preceded by:
John Marshall
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1899–1900
Succeeded by:
William P. Thorne
Preceded by:
William Goebel
Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky
1903–1903
Succeeded by:
Samuel Wilber Hager
Preceded by:
William J. Fields
Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky
1927–1927
Succeeded by:
Ruby Laffoon
Preceded by:
Johnson Newlon Camden, Jr.
United States Senator (Class 2) from Kentucky
March 4, 1915–March 3, 1921
Succeeded by:
Richard P. Ernst

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