BUCKNER, Richard Aylett, (1763 - 1847)


BUCKNER, Richard Aylett, (father of Aylette Buckner), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Fauquier County, Va., July 16, 1763; received a liberal education; moved to Green County, Ky., in 1803; studied law; was admitted to the bar; taught school; moved to Greensburg in 1811 and practiced law; county attorney and Commonwealth’s attorney of Green County; member of the State house of representatives in 1813 and 1815; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress; as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; appointed associate judge of the court of appeals December 31, 1831, but resigned shortly afterwards; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 1832; again a member of the State house of representatives 1837-1839; presidential elector on the Harrison tickets in 1836 and 1840; circuit judge in 1845; judge of the Court of Appeals of Kentucky; died in Greensburg, Ky., December 8, 1847; interment in the family graveyard at the ancestral home, “Buckner’s Hill.”