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KINCAID, John, lawyer, born near Danville, Kentucky, 15 February, 1791; died 7 February, 1873. He was repeatedly elected to the legislature, was commonwealth's attorney, was in congress from 1829 till 1833, having been chosen as a Whig, and an elector on the Clay ticket in 1844. He was an ardent friend and admirer of Henry Clay, and enjoyed to a large degree his intimate confidence. He was over six feet, two inches in height, erect in carriage, spare and sinewy, but graceful in action. His social qualities made him widely popular. He held high rank as a lawyer, and was effective as a public speaker.--His grandson, Charles Easton, journalist, born in Danville, Kentucky, in 1855, was graduated at Centre college in 1878. took charge of the "Anderson News "at Lawrenceburg, and was elected county judge the next year. Resigning, he was reporter and correspondent of the " Courier-Jour-hal." at Frankfort, and was then appointed on the first board of railroad commissioners for Kentucky, serving two years. He was selected by the governor to accompany to this country from Italy the remains of the sculptor Joel T. Hart. Since his return he has acted as Washington correspondent of the Louisville "' Daily Times."
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