CARLISLE, John Griffin

CARLISLE, John Griffin
Oil on canvas, Ellen Day Hale, 1911, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives
1834–1910

Biography

CARLISLE, John Griffin, a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky; born in Campbell (now Kenton) County, Ky., September 5, 1834; attended the common schools; taught school in Covington and elsewhere for five years; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Covington, Ky.; member, State house of representatives 1859-1861; member, State senate 1866-1871; lieutenant governor of Kentucky 1871-1875; editor of the Louisville Daily Ledger in 1872; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, to May 26, 1890, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; Speaker of the House of Representatives (Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses); chairman, Committee on Rules (Forty-eighth through Fiftieth Congresses); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James B. Beck, and served from May 26, 1890, until February 4, 1893, when he resigned to accept a Cabinet position; Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Grover Cleveland 1893-1897; moved to New York City and resumed the practice of law; died in New York City July 31, 1910; interment in Linden Grove Cemetery, Covington, Ky.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Many papers in family custody.
Berea College Archives

Berea, KY
Papers: In William Goodell Frost collection, 1904-1964 (bulk 1904-1908).

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in George Gilman Smith papers, 1835-1956.

Filson Club Historical Society

Louisville, KY
Papers: 1887-1899. 5 letters.

Kentucky Historical Society

Frankfort, KY
Papers: 1 letter (1886) by Carlisle acknowledging an invitation to speak in Frankfort Centennial papers; photographs; and portrait.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 2 items (1881, 1883); ca. 70 items in Grover Cleveland papers; and correspondence in Andrew and John White Stevenson family papers, 1756-1882. Finding aid.

Pierpont Morgan Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1882. 1 item.

Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library

Syracuse, NY
Papers: In the David Bennett Hill papers, 1843-1910.

University of Kentucky Libraries
Special Collections and Archives

Lexington, KY
Papers: 37 items (1877-1893) in various collections.

West Virginia University Library

Morgantown, WV
Papers: Mentioned in 38-volume diary and memoir in Henri Jean Mugler papers, 1838-1899, on 3 microfilm reels.

Western Kentucky University Library
Special Collections

Bowling Green, KY
Papers: 1883-1896. 5 items. Letter (1895) and newspaper clippings.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In Benjamin Butterworth papers, 1857-1908 (bulk 1861-1898).
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Barnes, James A. John G. Carlisle, Financial Statesman. 1931. Reprint. Gloucester, MA: P. Smith, 1967.

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