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Owens, William C.

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Owens, William C.
February 28, 2007 04:24PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 607.
[Scott County] [Georgetown City and Precinct]

HON. WILLIAM C. OWENS, lawyer; Georgetown; was born in Scott County, Ky.,
on October 17, 1849. He was educated in Transylvania University, and at
Millersburg, and graduated from the Columbia law school in the spring of
1872 and began to practice in Georgetown, being admitted to the bar here in
March, 1873. The following year he was elected County Attorney but
resigned, and was elected to the Legislature in August, 1877; he was
re-elected in 1879 without opposition. In 1881 he was again re-nominated
without opposition, and in November, 1881, at the assembling of the House,
he was elected Speaker, there being four opponents, viz: Gov. Merriweather,
C. U. McElroy, Jacob Rice and J. M. Hendricks. His father, Charles Owens,
born in Scott County in 1805, was a farmer and a thorough business man. He
had one son and daughter by his wife who was a Miss Tucker of Grant County.

Owens Merriweather McElroy Rice Hendricks Tucker
Fayette-KY Grant-KY

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