George Graham Vest U.S. Congressperson

George graham vest

George Graham Vest (December 6, 1830 – August 9, 1904) was a U.S. politician. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, he was known for his skills in oration and debate. Vest, a lawyer as well as a politician, served as a Missouri Congressman, a Confederate Congressman during the Civil War, and finally a US Senator. He is best known for his "a man's best friend" closing arguments from the trial in which damages were sought for the killing of a dog named Old Drum on Oct 18, 1869. Vest graduated from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, in 1848 and from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1853. He was admitted to the bar in 1853 and planned to move to California. However, while en route, he stopped in Pettis County, Missouri, where he defended a young African-American man accused of murder. Vest's client was acquitted but soon burned at the stake by an angry mob. Vest's own life was also threatened, but he nonetheless decided to stay in Missouri permanently, settling in Georgetown. In 1854 he married Sallie Sneed of Danville, Kentucky. They had three children, two sons and a daughter.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 6th, 1830
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
August 9th, 1904 at age of 73
Place of death
Sweet Springs
Places lived
Missouri , United States, with Territories
pop. 6,044,171 (2013)
Frankfort , Kentucky
pop. 27,453 (2013)

Family

Spouse

Education

1. Transylvania University Colleges/University

Transylvania University is the first university in Kentucky and 16th in the United States, founded in 1780. It offers 36 major programs, as well as dual-degree engineering programs, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Transylvania's name, meaning "across the woods" in Latin, stems from the university's founding in the heavily-forested region of western Virginia known as the Transylvania colony, which became most of Kentucky in 1792.

Type Private school
Endowment
2013. 147 mil. $
2010. 113 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1780
Headquarters
300 North Broadway, 40508 - Lexington, Kentucky
Undergraduates
2013. 1,082
2010. 1,110
2009. 1,092
Acceptance rate
2013. 83.0 %
2010. 84.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 33.4 K $
2013. 31.6 K $
2010. 25.7 K $
Official web page www.transy.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Transylvania University connected by profession and/or age

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2. Centre College Colleges/University

Centre College is a private liberal arts college in Danville, Kentucky, USA, a community of approximately 16,000 in Boyle County south of Lexington, KY. Centre is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 1,325 students. Centre was founded by Presbyterian leaders, with whom it maintains a loose affiliation, and officially chartered by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1819. The College is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

Type Liberal arts college
Endowment
2010. 176 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
January 21st, 1819
Headquarters
600 West Walnut Street, 40422 - Danville, Kentucky
Undergraduates
2010. 1,242
2009. 1,216
2007. 1,180
Postgraduates
2007. 0
Acceptance rate
2010. 71.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 32.6 K $
Official web page www.centre.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Centre College connected by profession and/or age

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Political engagements

Democratic Party

Party founded

1792

Geographic scope

United States of America

Ideology

Liberalism
Third Way
Social democracy
Social liberalism

Founders

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.

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Goverment positions 1

United States Senator

1879-1903

Area represented

Missouri

Jurdistiction

United States of America

The 50 states elect 2 senators each for staggered 6-year terms. A senator represents between 1 and 37 million people, depending on their state’s population. The day-to-day activities of the Senate are controlled largely by the political party holding the most seats, called the "majority party".

Other position holders

1877-1883
1877-1883
1881-1911
1881-1911
1881-1883

Wikipedia

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