Richard Hawes was born in Caroline county on February 6, 1797, and, with his parents, removed to Kentucky when
he was fifteen years of age. He was educated in Transylvania University and about the time he reached his majority
was admitted to the bar. He began to practice law in Winchester and represented the State in the legislature for
several years. He represented Kentucky in the Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Sixth Congresses of the United States as.
a Whig. He afterward became a member of the Democratic party and an advocate of the Southern Cause. He was installed
Provisional Governor of Kentucky on October 4, 1862. He was elected County Judge in 1866 and served until his death,
which occurred in Bourbon County May 25, 1877. For more complete biography see Biographical Congressional Dictionary.
A History of Caroline County, Virginia
By: Marshall Wingfield
Press of Trevvet Christoan & Co., Inc.
Richmond, VA. 1924
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