HAWES, Richard, (1797 - 1877)


HAWES, Richard, (brother of Albert Gallatin Hawes, nephew of Aylett Hawes, and cousin of Aylett Hawes Buckner), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va., February 6, 1797; moved to Kentucky in 1810 with his parents, who settled in Fayette County, near Lexington; pursued classical studies at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1824 and commenced practice in Winchester; served in the Black Hawk War; member of the State house of representatives 1828, 1829, and 1834; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); moved to Paris, Ky., in 1843 and continued the practice of law; was installed by Confederate sympathizers Provisional Governor October 4, 1862, and served until 1865; county judge in 1866, and later, in the same year, chosen master commissioner of the circuit and common pleas courts; served in this capacity until his death in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., May 25, 1877; interment in Paris Cemetery.