TAULBEE, William Preston

1851–1890

Biography

TAULBEE, William Preston, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Mount Sterling, in Morgan County, Ky., October 22, 1851; attended the common schools and was tutored by his father; was ordained for the ministry and admitted to the Kentucky conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; elected clerk of the Magoffin County Court in 1878 and reelected in 1882; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1881; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination; was shot by Charles E. Kincaid in the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., February 28, 1890, and died from the effects of the wounds at Providence Hospital, in that city, March 11, 1890; interment in the family burying ground near Mount Sterling, Ky.

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

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External Research Collections

U.S. Capitol
Office of the Architect of the Capitol

Washington, DC
Papers: 1 file folder. Chiefly photocopies of newspaper articles concerning his death.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Klotter, J.C. "Sex, Scandal and Suffrage in the Gilded Age." Historian 42 (February 1980): 225-43.

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