Earle Clements

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Earle Clements
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Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957
LeaderLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byLeverett Saltonstall
Succeeded byMike Mansfield
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
LeaderLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byLeverett Saltonstall
Succeeded byLeverett Saltonstall
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
November 27, 1950 – January 3, 1957
Preceded byGarrett L. Withers
Succeeded byThruston Morton
47th Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 9, 1947 – November 27, 1950
LieutenantLawrence Wetherby
Preceded bySimeon Willis
Succeeded byLawrence Wetherby
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 6, 1948
Preceded byBeverly M. Vincent
Succeeded byJohn A. Whitaker
Personal details
Born
Earle Chester Clements

(1896-10-22)October 22, 1896
Morganfield, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedMarch 12, 1985(1985-03-12) (aged 88)
Morganfield, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sara Blue
EducationUniversity of Kentucky (BS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1917–1919
RankCaptain
Battles/warsWorld War I

Earle Chester Clements (October 22, 1896 – March 12, 1985) was an American farmer and Democratic politician. He represented the state of Kentucky in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and was its 47th Governor from 1947 to 1950.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kentucky Governor Earle Chester Clements". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2012-04-03.