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GREENUP, Christopher, governor of Kentucky, born in Virginia in 1750 ; died in Frankfort, Kentucky, 24 April, 1818. He served through the Revolution, attaining the rank of colonel, and at the close of the war removed to Frankfort, Kentucky, then the "dark and bloody ground," where he studied law, and practiced his profession. He was chosen to congress for three successive terms, serving in 1791-'7, was governor of the state in 1804-'8, and a presidential elector on the Madison ticket in 1809.
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