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Encyclopedia > Steve Beshear

Steven L. Beshear (1944-), a Democrat, won election as a member of the Kentucky State Senate, Attorney General of Kentucky and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky before losing races for Governor of Kentucky and the United States Senate. Kentucky Senate is the upper house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... Attorney General of Kentucky is the chief law officer in the state of Kentucky. ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Beshear was educated at the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity. Delta Tau Delta (ΔΤΔ, DTD, Delts) is a U.S.-based international college fraternity. ...


Beshear was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives to begin his political career. He represented the 76th District and served in the House 1974-1979. He was elected Attorney General of Kentucky in 1979, defeating Republican nominee Ron Snyder with 471,177 votes to Snyder's 302,951. Beshear served as Attorney General from 1980 to 1984. Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... Attorney General of Kentucky is the chief law officer in the state of Kentucky. ...


In 1983 Beshear was elected Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky on a Democratic ticket headed by Martha Layne Collins. Beshear defeated Eugene P. Stuart, the running mate of Jim Bunning, 568,869 votes to 321,352. The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... Martha Layne Collins Martha Layne Collins (born December 7, 1936 in Bagdad, Kentucky) was Governor of the U.S. State of Kentucky from 1983 through 1987; she is a member of the Democratic Party. ... Eugene P. Stuart, a Republican, was a longtime member of the Kentucky General Assembly. ... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ...


In 1987 Beshear ran for Governor of Kentucky and lost in a packed Democratic primary field. Beshear won 114,439 votes in the primary, good for a third place finish behind former governor John Y. Brown, Jr.'s 163,204 votes and 221,138 votes garnered by Wallace G. Wilkinson, who went on to win the general election that fall. Beshear placed ahead of former governor Julian Carroll's 42,137 votes and also defeated Grady Stumbo who won 84,613 votes. Three other candidates combined for an additional 8,187 votes in that primary. This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... John Young Brown Jr. ... Wallace G. Wilkinson (May 23, 1928–July 5, 2002) was a Kentucky businessman who made a fortune with college bookstores. ... Julian Carroll Julian Morton Carroll (born April 16, 1931) was the Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of Kentucky from 1974 to 1979. ...


After his defeat in the 1987 election Beshear practiced law in Lexington, Kentucky. He was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in 1996, losing to Mitch McConnell. Nickname: Athens of the West Horse Capital of the World Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: Country State Counties United States Kentucky Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac (D) Area    - City 285. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Addison Mitchell Mitch McConnell Jr. ...


Some Democrats have mentioned Beshear as a possible candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 2007.

Preceded by:
Martha Layne Collins
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1983–1987
Succeeded by:
Brereton C. Jones
Preceded by:
Robert F. Stephens
Attorney General of Kentucky
1980–1984
Succeeded by:
David L. Armstrong
Preceded by:
Martha Layne Collins
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1983–1983
Succeeded by:
Brereton C. Jones
Preceded by:
Harvey I. Sloane
Democratic nominee, United States Senate (Class 2) from Kentucky
1996
Succeeded by:
Lois Combs Weinberg

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