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Charles Anderson Wickliffe, Governor of Kentucky; U.S. Representative from Kentucky; Postmaster General of the United States

Male 1788 - 1869  (81 years)


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  • Name Charles Anderson Wickliffe 
    Suffix Governor of Kentucky; U.S. Representative from Kentucky; Postmaster General of the United States 
    Born 8 Jun 1788  Springfield, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Oct 1869  Ilchester, Howard, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I12169  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2020 

    Family Margaret Crepps,   b. 7 Sep 1788,   d. 10 Dec 1863  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Charles Wickliffe, Governor of Louisiana,   b. 6 Jan 1819, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1895, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Julia Wickliffe,   b. 1835,   d. 1913, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F6366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (citation details below):

      WICKLIFFE, CHARLES ANDERSON, (grandfather of Robert Charles Wickliffe and John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Springfield, Washington County, Ky., June 8, 1788; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Bardstown; served in the War of 1812; was aide to General Winlock; member of the State house of representatives in 1812 and 1813; again entered the Army as aide to General Caldwell; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1822, 1823, and 1833-1835, and served as speaker in 1834; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress; reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth through the Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1833); chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1830 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against James H. Peck, United States judge for the district of Missouri; Lieutenant Governor in 1836; became Governor upon the death of Governor Clark and served from October 5, 1839, to September 1840; Postmaster General from October 13, 1841, to March 6, 1845; sent on a secret mission by President Polk to the Republic of Texas in 1845; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; member of the peace conference held at Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); did not seek renomination; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1863; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; died near Ilchester, Md., October 31, 1869; interment in Bardstown Cemetery, Bardstown, Ky.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4710] Find a Grave page for Charles Anderson Wickliffe.

    2. [S2439] Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress.