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DURRETT, Reuben Thomas, lawyer, born in Henry County, Kentucky, 24 Jkn., 1824. After studying at Georgetown College, Kentucky, he was graduated at Brown in 1849, and at the law department of the University of Louisville in 1850, and practiced his profession in Louisville until 1880. From 1857 till 1859 he was editor and half owner of the Louisville "Courier." He was the founder of the public library of Kentucky, of the Louisville Abstract and loan association, and of the Filson club of Louisville, and has collected one of the most complete and valuable private libraries in the southwest. He is president of the associations that he has formed, and a member of various historical societies, and has traveled extensively. He is the author of "The Life and Writings of John Filson, the First Historian of Kentucky" (published by the Filson club, 1884), and has assisted in the preparation of many historical works, and contributed to various periodicals. A series of articles on the "Kentucky Resolutions of 1798'9" appeared in the "Southern Bivouac" in 1886. Many of his arguments and addresses, both legal and literary, have been published.
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