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TALBOT, Isham, senator, born in Bedford county, Virginia, in 1773; died near Frankfort, Kentucky, 25 September, 1837. He removed with his father to Kentucky in his youth, and settled near Harrodsburg, where he obtained his early education. He studied law with George Nicholas, and began to practise in Versailles, Woodford County, but soon removed to Frankfort, where he advanced to the front rank of his profession. Me was chosen to the state senate in 1812, and served there till 1815, when he was elected to the United States senate to fill the unexpired term of Jesse Bledsoe, resigned. He retained his seat from 2 February, 1815, till 3 March, 1819, and was chosen again on the resignation of William Logan, serving from 27 November, 1820, till 4 March, 1825.
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