Caleb POWERS, Congress, KY (1869-1932)
POWERS, Caleb, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Williamsburg, Whitley County, Ky., February 1, 1869; attended the public schools, Union College, Barbourville, Ky., the University of Kentucky at Lexington, and Centre College, Danville, Ky.; was graduated from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.; attended West Point Military Academy in 1890 and 1891; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice at Barbourville, Ky.; superintendent of public schools for Knox County 1894-1899; elected secretary of state of Kentucky in 1899 but was unseated after a contest; convicted of complicity in the assassination of Gov. William Goebel in 1900 and sentenced to prison; was pardoned in 1908; author of âMy Own Storyâ in 1905; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; moved to Washington, D.C., and served as assistant counsel for the United States Shipping Board from 1921 until his death in Baltimore, Md., July 25, 1932; interment in City Cemetery, Barbourville, Ky.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present