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MOREHEAD, James Turner, statesman, born in Bullitt county, Kentucky, 24 May, 1797; died in Covington, Kentucky, 28 December, 1854. He received his education at Transylvania university, studied law at Russellville, and began practice at Bowling Green in 1818. He served several terms in the Kentucky legislature, and in 1832 was elected lieu-tenant-governor of the state. On the death of Governor Breathitt in 1834, Mr. Morehead succeeded to his office. He was elected to the United States senate in 1841, and served a term of six years in that body. After its expiration he practised law at Covington. He published an "Address Commemorative of the First Settlers of Kentucky at Boonesborough" (Frankfort, 1840); and " Practice and Proceedings at Law in Kentucky" (1846).
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