Biography of Joseph Clay Styles Blackburn


Blackburn, Joseph Clay Styles. Lawyer, legislator. Born in Woodford County, KY, October 1, 1838. Graduate of Centre College, Danville, KY, 1857. Admitted to bar 1858; practiced in Chicago until Civil War broke out. Served in Confederate States Army; after war, practiced law in Kentucky legislature, 1871-75; member of Congress, 1875-85; United States senator, 1885-97; again elected, January 1901, for term 1901-07. Member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1907-10. Died 1918.