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Encyclopedia > Luke P. Blackburn
Luke P. Blackburn
Luke P. Blackburn

Luke Pryor Blackburn (July 16, 1816 - September 14, 1887) was Governor of Kentucky from 1879 to 1883. Image File history File linksMetadata Blackburn_Luke. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Blackburn_Luke. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: | | ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Born in 1816 in Woodford County, Kentucky, he worked for prison reform, including a state-operated warden system and parole. He died in 1887 in Frankfort, Kentucky, and is buried at Frankfort Cemetery in Frankfort, Kentucky. 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, aiming at a more effective penal system. ... Parole can have different meanings depending on the context. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ...


Civil War

Blackburn was a prominent yellow fever specialist in the South prior to the Civil War. When the war began, his desire to serve the Confederate States Army led him to Bermuda, where he worked with yellow fever patients. In a sinister plot, he collected infected blankets and clothing with the intention of delivering them to Northern cities and creating a yellow fever pandemic. He was known as "Dr. Black Vomit," among other nicknames, and is considered to be one of the first bioterrorists in the United States. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... A pandemic (from Greek pan all + demos people) is an epidemic (an outbreak of an infectious disease) that spreads worldwide, or at least across a large region. ...

Preceded by:
James B. McCreary
Governor of Kentucky
1879–1883
Succeeded by:
J. Proctor Knott

 
 

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