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  • ID: I193800
  • Name: John Bayne BRECKINRIDGE
  • RELA: 15th cousin 2x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 NOV 1913 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Military service BET 1941 AND 1946 Lt. Col., U.S. Army
  • Event: Elected Attorney General of Kentucky BET 1960 AND 1964
  • Event: Elected Attorney General of Kentucky BET 1968 AND 1972
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky BET 3 JAN 1973 AND 3 JAN 1979
  • Death: 29 JUL 1979 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY
  • Note:
    BRECKINRIDGE, John Bayne, (great-great-grandson of John Breckinridge, great-great-great-nephew of James Breckinridge, and great-nephew of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Washington, D.C., November 29, 1913; attended various Lexington schools, Massie Preparatory, Versailles, Ky., Tome Preparatory, Port Deposit, Md.; A.B., University of Kentucky, 1937; LL.B., same university, 1939; admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1940 and commenced practice in Lexington; special attorney, Anti-Trust Division, United States Department of Justice, 1940-1941; served in United States Army, 1941-1946, and attained rank of lieutenant colonel; private law practice, 1946-1972; member, Kentucky house of representatives, 1956- 1960; attorney general of Kentucky, 1960-1964 and 1968-1972; corporation counsel, city of Lexington, 1964; commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law, 1960-1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Lexington, Ky., where he died July 29, 1979; cremated; ashes interred at Lexington Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Scott Dudley BRECKINRIDGE b: 23 MAY 1882 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA
    Mother: Gertrude Ashby BAYNE b: 21 OCT 1883 in Washington, D.C.

    Marriage 1 Frances Knight ARCHIBALD
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