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William Lindsay, a native of Rockbridge County, Virginia, moved to Kentucky in 1854 where he read law and began legal practice in Clinton, Kentucky in 1858.

Following service in the Confederate Army, he returned to his practice in Clinton and was subsequently elected to the Kentucky legislature (1867-1870) and the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1870-1878), where he served as Chief Justice during 1877-1878. Lindsay practiced law in Frankfort for a number of years thereafter and was elected again to the Kentucky legislature in 1890. He was appointed U. S. Senator in 1893 and elected to a full Senate term in the following year.

Lindsay married Eleanor Holmes, his third wife, in 1883. Eleanor was active in state and national programs of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A one time vice-president of the national society, she served as chairman of the committee on architecture which oversaw construction of the D. A. R. Memorial Continental Hall in Washington, D. C. (ca. 1903).

From the description of Lindsay family papers, 1794-1932, 1867-1930 (bulk dates) (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 13616394

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associatedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. person
associatedWith Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell, 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Breckinridge, William C. P. (William Campbell Preston), 1837-1904. person
associatedWith Buckner, Benjamin Forsythe, 1836-1901. person
associatedWith Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914. person
associatedWith Clay, Brutus Junius, 1847-1932. person
associatedWith Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1846-1913. person
associatedWith Clay, Laura, 1849-1941. person
associatedWith Clay, Lucretia Hart, 1851- person
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associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916. person
associatedWith Duncan, Henry Timberlake, 1836-1912. person
associatedWith Goebel, William, 1856-1900. person
associatedWith Haldeman, Walter Newman, 1821-1902. person
associatedWith Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911. person
associatedWith James, Ollie Murray, 1871-1918. person
associatedWith Kinkead, George Blackburn, 1849-1940. person
associatedWith Knott, J. Proctor (James Proctor), 1830-1911. person
associatedWith Lindsay, Eleanor Holmes, 1883-1930. person
associatedWith Lindsay, William, 1835-1909. person
associatedWith Ranck, George Washington, 1841-1900. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate, 1841-1906. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Thruston, Rogers Clark Ballard, 1858-1946. person
associatedWith Wallen, John H. person
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