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George Graham Vest

Born: Dec 6, 1830

Death: Aug 9, 1904

Birthplace: Frankfort

Nationality: United States

George Graham Vest

Date of Birth : Dec 6, 1830
Date of Death : Aug 9, 1904
Birth Place : Frankfort

George Graham Vest was a U.S. politician. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, he was known for his skills in oration and debate. Vest, a lawyer as well as a politician, served as a Missouri Congressman, a Confederate Congressman during the Civil War, and finally a US Senator. He is best known for his "a man's best friend" closing arguments from the trial in which damages were sought for the killing of a dog named Old Drum on October 18, 1869.


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