Wetherby, Lawrence W. (Lawrence Winchester), 1908-

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Dates:
Birth 1908-01-02
Death 1994-03-27

Biographical notes:

Governor.

Born in Middletown, Ky., Wetherby was elected Lieutenant Governor of Ky. in 1947, and became the state's 48th Governor in 1950 when Governor Clements was elected to the U.S. Senate. The following year, Wetherby was elected to a full term, during which time he encouraged public education, conservation measures, and mental health reforms. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on school desegregation in 1954 was supported by Wetherby. In 1956 Wetherby was defeated in the U.S. Senate race by Republican John Sherman Cooper.

From the description of Lawrence W. Wetherby papers, 1926-1958, 1950-1955 (bulk dates) (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 14217480

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Subjects:

  • Toll roads
  • Elections
  • Insurance law

Occupations:

  • Governors

Places:

  • Kentucky (as recorded)