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Guthrie, James

Born: 1792 AD
Died: 1869 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Political Leader, Politician

1792 – James Guthrie, born on the  5th of December in Nelson County, Kentucky. He was an American businessman and politician.

1827 – Studied law and worked as a lawyer until when he was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly.

1827 – 1829 – He served in Kentucky’s lower house.

1831 – 1840 – He served in the upper house, the Kentucky Senate.

1835 – He hoped the capitol of Kentucky would move to Louisville and occupy the unfinished courthouse he planned.

1849 – Served as president of Kentucky Constitutional Convention.

1853 – He was appointed the 21st Secretary of the Treasury by President Franklin Pierce and served for the entirety for Pierce’s term.

1861 – He was also a member of the Peace Congress held in Washington, D.C. to devise means to prevent the impending civil war.

1865 – 1868 – He also served in the United States Senate, when he resigned due to ill health.

1869 – Died on the 3rd of March in Louisville and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.