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Robert Charles Wickliffe, U. S. Representative from Louisiana

Male 1874 - 1912  (38 years)


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  • Name Robert Charles Wickliffe 
    Suffix U. S. Representative from Louisiana 
    Born 1 May 1874  Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1912  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I12173  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Annie Davis Anderson,   b. 1837,   d. 1876  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 1870  [3
    Family ID F6588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

      WICKLIFFE, ROBERT CHARLES, (grandson of Charles Anderson Wickliffe and cousin of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Bardstown, Ky., May 1, 1874, while his parents were on a visit to relatives in that State; attended the public schools of St. Francisville, La.; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1895 and from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in St. Francisville, La.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1898; enlisted as a private in Company E, First Regiment, Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; was mustered out of the service in October 1898; returned to West Feliciana Parish; district attorney of the twenty-fourth judicial district of Louisiana 1902-1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until June 11, 1912, when he was killed while crossing a railroad bridge in Washington, D.C.; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4714] Find a Grave page for Robert Charles Wickliffe.

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

    3. [S4712] Find a Grave page for Robert Charles Wickliffe.