Andrew Jackson Kirk

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From the Mountain Advocate (Barbourville, KY), October 4, 1912

Andrew Jackson Kirk (March 19, 1866 – May 25, 1933) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born near Warfield, Kentucky, Kirk attended the common schools. He graduated from the law department of Valparaiso University (Indiana) in 1890. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Inez, Kentucky. He served as county attorney of Martin County 1894-1898, and as commonwealth attorney for the twenty-fourth judicial district of Kentucky 1898-1904. He was circuit judge of the same district 1904-1916. He resumed the practice of law in Jenkins, Letcher County, and in Paintsville, Kentucky, in 1918.

Kirk was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John W. Langley and served from February 13, 1926, to March 3, 1927. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926 when he was defeated by Langley's wife. He resumed the practice of law in Paintsville, Kentucky. He served as Republican candidate for nomination as circuit judge at the time of his death in Paintsville, Kentucky, May 25, 1933. He was interred in Kirk Cemetery near Inez, Kentucky.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Andrew Jackson Kirk (id: K000234)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Andrew Jackson Kirk at The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Langley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 10th congressional district

February 13, 1926 – March 3, 1927 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Katherine G. Langley