Morehead, James T. (James Turner), 1797-1854

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Morehead became the first native-born Kentuckian to serve as governor, when he succeeded John Breathitt at Breathitt's death in 1834. Morehead also served a term in the U.S. Senate.

From the description of Letter 1838. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28096101

Kentucky lawyer, state legislator, governor, 1834-1836, and U.S. senator.

From the description of James T. Morehead : miscellaneous papers, 1834-1845. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49253949

James Turner Morehead was the first native-born Kentuckian to become governor (1834-1836). Born in Bullitt County, on May 24, 1797, he was educated at Transylvania University. He read law with Judge H.P. Broadnaz and John J. Crittenden. A National Republican, he was elected lieutenant governor in 1832, although Democrat John Breathitt won the race for governor. He was sworn in as the eleventh governor a day after the death of Breathitt in 1834. He was denied his party's nomination for governor in 1836. He went on to serve in the state legislature and as a U.S. Senator. He died in 1854.

From the description of James T. Morehead papers : letters, 1836. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36923786

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creatorOf Taylor, Creed, 1766-1836. Papers of Creed Taylor [manuscript], 1791-1873. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Morehead, James T. (James Turner), 1797-1854. James T. Morehead : miscellaneous papers, 1834-1845. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869. Charles Anderson Wickliffe : miscellaneous papers, 1826-1863. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Morehead, James T. (James Turner), 1797-1854. James T. Morehead papers : letters, 1836. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1834-1836 : Morehead). Appointments by the governor - civil appointments, 1835. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Horace Greeley collection, Greeley, Horace collection, 1847-[1895], 1847-1875 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1834-1836 : Morehead). Governor's correspondence, 1834. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Brown, Orlando, 1801-1867. Orlando Brown : papers, 1780-1898. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Campbell, Arthur Lee, 1780-1838. Arthur Lee Campbell Papers, 1801-1837. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1834-1836 : Morehead). Petitions for remissions, 1834-1836. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, KDLA
creatorOf Morehead, James T., 1797-1854. Letter 1838. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1834-1836 : Morehead). Subunit history. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1834-1836 : Morehead). Appointments by the governor - military appointments, 1834-1836. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1834-1836 : Morehead). Enrolled bills, 1835-1836. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Thomas Ruffin Papers, 1753-1898 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Simmons, James Fowler, 1795-1864. James Fowler Simmons : papers, 1841-1842. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Morehead, James T. (James Turner), 1797-1854. James T. Morehead copy book, 1816 Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Louisiana. Governor (1831-1835 : Roman). André Bienvenu Roman letter, 1835 Jan. 15. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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associatedWith Breathitt, John, 1786-1834. person
correspondedWith Brown, Orlando, 1801-1867. person
correspondedWith Campbell, Arthur Lee, 1780-1838. person
associatedWith Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903. person
associatedWith Kentucky. Governor (1834-1836 : Morehead) corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky Mechanics Institute (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Louisiana. Governor (1831-1835 : Roman) corporateBody
associatedWith Ruffin, Thomas, 1787-1870 person
associatedWith Sharp, Solomon P., 1780-1825. person
associatedWith Simmons, James Fowler, 1795-1864. person
associatedWith Taylor, Creed, 1766-1836. person
associatedWith Taylor, James, 1769-1848. person
associatedWith Waring, John Upshur. person
associatedWith Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library corporateBody
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Birth 1797-05-24

Death 1854-12-28

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