BOONE, Andrew Rechmond, (1831 - 1886)


BOONE, Andrew Rechmond, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Davidson County, Tenn., April 4, 1831; moved with his parents to Mayfield, Graves County, Ky., in 1833; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and practiced in Mayfield; elected judge of the Graves County court in 1854; reelected in 1858 and served until 1861, when he resigned; member of the State house of representatives in 1861; circuit judge for the first judicial district of Kentucky 1868-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for reelection in 1878; chairman of the State railroad commission 1882-1886; died in Mayfield, Ky., January 26, 1886; interment in Mayfield Cemetery.