Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Graves, William Jordan

Graves, William Jordan, a Representative from Kentucky; born in New Castle, Ky., in 1805; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1834; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841); was not a candidate for renomination in 1840; engaged in a duel on the Marlboro Road in Maryland with Jonathan Cilley in 1838, in which the latter was killed; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1843; presidential elector on the Whig ticket of Clay and Frelinghuysen in 1844; died in Louisville, Ky., September 27, 1848; interment in the private burial grounds at his former residence in Henry County, Ky.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Graves, William Jordan," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1231 Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q7JN11ZGW5L34G2.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Graves, William Jordan." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1231, Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q7JN11ZGW5L34G2.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Graves, William Jordan' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1231. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q7JN11ZGW5L34G2.