A new book is highlighting a crucial part of the Commonwealth's history -- Kentucky's Senators.
In Profiles of Kentucky's United States Senators, 1792 to Present, author Paul L. Whalen has outlined 66 men who represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the United States Senate in several biographical essays dating back to 1792.
Paul Whalen is a Fort Thomas resident, an Attorney and past chair of the Kentucky Conference of the UMC Commission on Archives and History. "Kentucky has provided an interesting mix of 66 men who have made significant contributions to every era of United States history since 1792," said Paul.
Some notable names in the book include Henry Clay, John J. Crittenden, Alben Barkley, and Mitch McConnell as well as others who aren’t as well-known but still had significant contributions to the development of the Nation.
Enjoy the excerpt below from the book!
Pre-order now through the publisher Acclaim Press.
KENTUCKY’S UNITED STATES SENATORS
Political giants and “others” have served Kentucky as its United States senators since Kentucky’s admission to the Union in June 1792. As of 2019 a total of 66 men have served in Kentucky’s two senate seats. Senators from Kentucky have been leaders in that body for a significant period of the 19th , 20th and 21st Centuries.
The purpose of this book is to profile the Senate services of these individuals and shine a light on the lives and contributions of these men, particularly those who are not as well-known as Clay, Barkley, Ford and McConnell, all of whom have been political giants during their long tenures in the Senate.
There is not currently a complete history or profiles of Kentucky’s U.S. Senators. The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader and historian to each of the men who have been sent to Washington to represent Kentucky in the Senate from the beginning of statehood in 1792 to the present. There are many biographies of Henry Clay, who served as both U.S. senator from Kentucky and speaker of the House of
Representatives. There are biographies of John J. Crittenden and John G. Carlisle.