Maysville Kentucky Blog

The Maysville Kentucky Blog is your guide to the beautiful and historic small town of Maysville Kentucky, snuggled into the rolling hills along the Ohio River. Though this blog has been discontinued, you can get your Maysville Kentucky fix over at Ken Downing's Mason County Kentucky Blog @

Monday, December 05, 2005

Kentucky Supreme Court Justices

The names Stanley Forman Reed and Horace Harmon Lurton may not be household words, but these two men probably played a greater role in the history of the United States than any other Northern Kentuckians of their eras. Lurton, who was born in Newport, and Reed, a native of Minerva in Mason County, near Maysville, served as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. They are among seven Supreme Court justices who were either natives or adopted sons of Kentucky. The others are: Thomas Todd (1807-26) , Robert Trimble (1826-28), John Marshall Harlan (1877-1911), Louis Brandeis (1916-39), Fred M. Vinson (1946-53) Full Story


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