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Encyclopedia > Rodes K. Myers

Rodes Kirby Myers (1900-1960) was an active Kentucky Democrat and served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1939-1943. State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ...


Myers' hometown was Bowling Green, Kentucky. Myers was a Kentucky delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1956, Bowling Green is a city located in Warren County, Kentucky. ... Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ...


In 1939 Myers ran for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and won, serving 1939-43. Myers ran for Governor of Kentucky in 1943 but lost in the Democratic primary to J. Lyter Donaldson, who in turn lost to Republican Simeon S. Willis. The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... J. Lyter Donaldson was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky in 1943. ...


Myers died in 1960 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bowling Green is a city located in Warren County, Kentucky. ...

Preceded by:
Keen Johnson
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1939–1943
Succeeded by:
Kenneth H. Tuggle
Preceded by:
Keen Johnson
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1935–1935
Succeeded by:
William H. May

 
 

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