Edward RUMSEY, Congress, KY (1796-1868)


RUMSEY, Edward, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Botetourt County, Va., November 5, 1796; moved when a child with his parents to Christian County, Ky.; completed preparatory studies in Hopkinsville; moved to Greenville, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Greenville; held several local offices; member of the State house of representatives in 1822; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); again resumed the practice of his profession; died in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Ky., on April 6, 1868; interment in the Old Caney Station Cemetery, near Greenville, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present