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Kentucky. Governor (1844-1848 : Owsley). Subunit history.

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Kentucky. Governor (1844-1848 : Owsley) (corporateBody)

William Owsley was Kentucky's sixteenth governor, and served from 1844 to 1848 as a member of the Whig party. Owsley was born in 1782 in Virginia. The following year his family moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky. He received a common school education and then worked as a teacher, surveyor, and deputy sheriff before studying law. After completing his legal studies, Owsley started a practice in Garrard County, Kentucky. In 1809, he was elected to the Kentucky Ho...

Owsley, William, 1782-1862 (person)