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1882 James T. Morehead (1797-1854

Address:
KY, USA

Category: Markers

Used in the following map:

Mapping Kentucky History Warren County Markers

Marker reads, KY first native son to become governor was born in Bullitt Co. but reared in Logan Co. He read law under John J. Crittenden; began practice in Bowling Green. Served in KY. House of Rep., and elected lt. governor. At Gov. Breathitts death, Morehead became chief executive, 1834-1836. A close Whig ally of Henry Clay, he was in U.S. Senate, 1841-1847. Buried in Frankfort.