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Governor William Owsley Records, 1844-1848

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Author

Tim Tingle

Title

Governor William Owsley Records

Date

1844-1848

Repository

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Frankfort, KY 40601-0537 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

Governor William Owsley Records, 1844-1848, Ky-Ar1175, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.

Extent

4.0 cubic ft.

Biography/History

Governor William Owsley served in office from 1844-1848 as a Whig party affiliate. Originally from Virginia, Owsley resided in Lincoln County, KY. His occupation was a Lawyer and a Judge. As a Judge he represented the "Old Court" during Old Court/New Court controversy. The Mexican War was fought during Governor Owsley's administration. Although Owsley not an advocate of the war, he quickly sent troops when called upon.

Collection Inventory

1175 Executive Journals
Executive Journal (Indexed), 1844-1846
[volume: 1]
Executive Journal (Indexed), 1846-1848
[volume: 2]
Executive Journal Blotter, 1844-1845
[volume: 3]

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