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Biography of John Griffin Carlisle


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Carlisle, John Griffin. Lawyer. Born in Campbell County, Kentucky, September 5, 1835. Common school education. Admitted to Kentucky bar, 1858. Several terms in Kentucky legislature; state senator, 1866-71; delegate at large, National Democratic Convention, 1868; lieutenant-governor of Kentucky, 1871-75; member of Congress, 1877-91 (speaker, 1883-89); noted low tariff advocate; United States senator from Kentucky, 1890-93; secretary of treasury of United States, 1893-97; Democrat, affiliated with National (gold standard) Democrats, 1896. After 1897, practiced law in New York. Vice-president of Anti-Imperialist League (Boston). Died 1910.