Governor William Owsley Records
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Frankfort, KY 40601-0537 USA
Collection is open for research.
Governor William Owsley Records, 1844-1848, Ky-Ar1175, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.
4.0 cubic ft.
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.
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