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  • ID: I331417
  • Name: Alben William BARKLEY
  • RELA: Spouse of 14th cousin 3x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 NOV 1877 in Graves Co., KY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky BET 1913 AND 1927
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Kentucky BET 4 MAR 1927 AND 19 JAN 1949
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 20 JAN 1949 AND 20 JAN 1953
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Kentucky BET 3 JAN 1955 AND 30 APR 1956
  • Death: 30 APR 1956 in Lexington, VA
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Pic Vice President Alben Barkley
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    BARKLEY, Alben William, a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and a Vice President of the United States; born near Lowes, Graves County, Ky., November 24, 1877; attended the public schools and graduated from Marvin College, Clinton, Ky., in 1897; attended Emory College, Oxford, Ga., and the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Va.; admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky.; prosecuting attorney for McCracken County, Ky. 1905-1909; judge of McCracken County Court 1909-1913; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1927); did not seek renomination in 1926, having become a candidate for United States Senator; elected to the United States Senate in 1926; reelected in 1932, 1938, and again in 1944, and served from March 4, 1927, until his resignation on January 19, 1949; majority leader 1937-1947; minority leader 1947-1949; elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with President Harry S. Truman in 1948; inaugurated January 20, 1949, for the term ending January 20, 1953; again elected to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1955, until his death in Lexington, Va., April 30, 1956; interment in Mount Kenton Cemetery, on Lone Oak Road, near Paducah, Ky.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John Wilson BARKLEY b: MAR 1853 in Tennessee
    Mother: Electra Elizabeth SMITH b: 9 APR 1858 in Graves Co., KY

    Marriage 1 Dorothy BROWER b: NOV 1882 in McCracken Co., KY
    • Married: 23 JUN 1903 in Tiptonville, TN
    1. Has No Children David Murrell BARKLEY b: 11 FEB 1906 in McCracken Co., KY
    2. Has Children Marian Frances BARKLEY b: 4 SEP 1908 in McCracken Co., KY
    3. Has No Children Laura Louise BARKLEY b: 28 OCT 1911 in McCreary Co., KY

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Jane RUCKER b: 11 SEP 1911 in Keytesville, Chariton Co., MO
    • Married: 18 NOV 1949 in St. Louis, MO
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