- Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn
Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn (
October 1, 1838- September 12, 1918) was a Democratic Representative and Senator from Kentucky. He was the younger brother of Kentucky governor Luke P. Blackburn.cite book |last=Baird |first=Nancy Disher |title=Luke Pryor Blackburn: Physician, Governor, Reformer |year=1979 |publisher=The University Press of Kentucky |location= Lexington, Kentucky|isbn=0813102480] Blackburn, a skilled and spirited orator, was also a prominent trial lawyer known for his skill at swaying juries.
He was born near
Spring Station, Kentucky. He attended Sayres Institute in Frankfort and graduated from Centre Collegein Danville in 1857. He studied law in Lexington and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He practiced in Chicagountil 1860 when he returned to Woodford County, Kentuckyand entered the Confederate Armyas a private in 1861.
A staff officer, by the end of the Civil War Blackburn had attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. After the war he settled in
Arkansaswhere he was engaged as a lawyer and a planter in Desha County until 1868 when he returned to Kentucky and opened law offices in Versailles.
He was a member of the State house of representatives from 1871 to 1875. He was then elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (
March 4 1875- March 3 1885). He was the chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia (Forty-fifth Congress) and the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses).
He was elected to the United States Senate in 1885, was reelected in 1890, and served from
March 4 1885, to March 3 1897. He failed to be reelected in 1896. He was the chairman of the Committee on Rules (Fifty-third Congress). He was once again elected to the United States Senate in 1900 and served from March 4 1901to March 3 1907, but failed in his next election bid in 1906. Loosely associated with the free-silver wing of the Democratic party, he was well-known nationally and his name was placed in nomination for the presidency in 1896.
He was appointed Governor of the
Panama Canal Zoneby President Theodore Roosevelton April 1, 1907. He resigned in November 1909 and returned to his estate in Woodford County.
He died in
Washington, D.C.and was interred in the State Cemetery in Frankfort.
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