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Catalog Number 00048
Object Name Portrait
Description John Chambers by George H. Yewell. 1780-1852. Lawyer, Soldier, Public Official, Terr. Governor. Born at Bromley Bridge, Somerset County, New Jersey, October 6, 1780. Removed to Wachington, Mason County, Kentucky, 1794. One of the leading lawyers of Kentucky and member of the Kentucky Legislature, 1812, 1815, 1830, 1831. Aide-de-camp to General W.H. Harrison in War of 1812 and was at Battle of the Thames. Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1825; resigned 1827. Congressman from Kentucky, 1828-1829; 1835-1839. Declined seat of the Supreme Bench of Kentucky 1932; again declined in 1835 on account of ill health. Governor of Iowa Territory, 1841-1845. Special Indian Commissioner to negotiate a treaty with Souix Indians, 1849. Died near Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, September 21, 1852.

Portrait of a man, facing forward, dark suit and tie, white shirt, grey hair. Dark background, gold frame.
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