STANDIFORD, Elisha David, (1831 - 1887)


STANDIFORD, Elisha David, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 28, 1831; attended the common schools and St. Mary’s College, near Lebanon, Ky.; was graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine and commenced practice in Louisville; abandoned the practice of medicine and engaged in agricultural pursuits and other enterprises; member of the State senate in 1868 and 1871; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); declined a renomination in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; president of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. 1875-1879; engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; died in Louisville, Ky., July 26, 1887; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.