Preston, William, 1816-1887Alternative names
Lawyer, soldier, Kentucky Whig legislator and congressman; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1858-1860; Confederate general; and Confederate Minister to Mexico.
From the description of Letter, 12 Nov. 1858. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49299916
U.S. representative from Kentucky.
From the description of Autograph : Washington, 1852 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618973
U.S. representative of Kentucky, C.S.A. diplomat, and army officer.
From the description of Journal of William Preston, 1847-1848. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449790
Kentucky soldier, politician, and diplomat.
From the description of William Preston : miscellaneous papers, 1855-1876. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49300014
Lawyer, diplomat, politician, soldier.
Born in Jefferson County, Ky., William Preston returned from Harvard University to practice law in Louisville in 1840, attended the 1849 Kentucky constitutional convention, served in the state House of Representatives (1853-1855), and was minister to Spain (1858-1861). During the Civil War, he served as a Confederate officer and envoy to Mexico. In 1875 Preston, while a Lexington attorney, became chief agent for the Texas Association.
From the description of Texas Association notebook, 1873-1882. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 15606911
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|Confederate States of America|
|Autographs--Collectors and collecting|
|Land claim associations|
|Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources|
|Diplomats--Confederate States of America|
|Representatives, U.S. Congress--Kentucky|