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Encyclopedia > Keen Johnson

Keen Johnson (January 12, 1896 - February 7, 1970) served as Governor of Kentucky 1939-1943. Johnson was a Democrat. January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ...


Keen Johnson was born in Brandon's Chapel, Lyon County, Kentucky and studied at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri. He served in World War I and then graduated from the University of Kentucky. He worked as a newspaper editor and then was elected Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1935, defeating Republican J. J. Kavanaugh by over 100,000 votes. Lyon County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Central Methodist College (now recently Central Methodist University) in Fayette, Missouri is an accredited four year institution of higher education. ... Fayette is a city located in Howard County, Missouri. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machine guns, and poison gas World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations and... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ...


In 1939 Johnson defeated John Y. Brown Sr. for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Kentucky. United States Senator M. M. Logan unexpectedly died in October 1939; Governor Happy Chandler resigned and Johnson, now governor, appointed Chandler to the vacant United States Senate seat. In November Johnon defeated Republican nominee King Swope 460,834 votes to 354,704 for a full term as governor. This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Marvel Mills Logan (January 7, 1874 - October 3, 1939), a Democrat, served as a member of the United States Senate from Kentucky. ... 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. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


As governor Johnson got the state's finances in order and increased funding for prisons, education, mental health and other social service programs. He also sought and won the first legislative redistricting in almost fifty years.


In 1960 Johnson was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate but lost to John Sherman Cooper. He died in 1970 in Richmond, Kentucky, and is buried at Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Kentucky Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... John Sherman Cooper (August 23, 1901 - February 21, 1991) was a Republican United States senator from Kentucky who served a total of 20 years (1946-1949, 1952-1955, 1956-1973). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Richmond is a city located in Madison County, Kentucky, United States named after Richmond, Virginia. ... Richmond is a city located in Madison County, Kentucky, United States named after Richmond, Virginia. ...

Preceded by:
Happy Chandler
Governor of Kentucky
1939–1943
Succeeded by:
Simeon S. Willis
Preceded by:
Happy Chandler
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1935–1939
Succeeded by:
Rodes K. Myers
Preceded by:
Happy Chandler
Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky
1939–1939
Succeeded by:
J. Lyter Donaldson
Preceded by:
Happy Chandler
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1935–1935
Succeeded by:
Rodes K. Myers
Preceded by:
Alben Barkley
Democratic nominee for United States Senate from Kentucky (Class 2)
1960–1960
Succeeded by:
John Y. Brown Sr.


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. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... 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. ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... Rodes Kirby Myers (1900-1960) was an active Kentucky Democrat and served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1939-1943. ... 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. ... J. Lyter Donaldson was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky in 1943. ... 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. ... Rodes Kirby Myers (1900-1960) was an active Kentucky Democrat and served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1939-1943. ... Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877–April 30, 1956) was a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and the thirty_fifth Vice President of the United States. ...

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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