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Chenault, William (1835-1901) | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Name: Chenault, William (1835-1901)


Historical Note:

William Chenault was the son of Joseph P. and Narcissus Oldham Chenault. He was born in Madison County, Kentucky near Fort Boonesborough in 1835. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1856 and began to study law upon his return to Richmond. He was president of the Kentucky College of Law in Louisville and later became Dean of the Faculty at Central University in Richmond.

Chenault was one of the founders of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Filson Club. He was an authority on pioneer Kentucky and was an active advocate for the expansion of the L&N Railroad from Richmond to Stanford.

He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.K. Argo in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901.






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