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Robert Worth Bingham

Born: Nov 8, 1871

Death: Dec 18, 1937

Birthplace: Orange County

Nationality: United States

Robert Worth Bingham

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1871
Date of Death : Dec 18, 1937
Birth Place : Orange County

Robert Worth Bingham was a politician, judge, newspaper publisher and United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He attended the University of North Carolina and University of Virginia but did not graduate. He moved to Louisville in the 1890s and received a law degree from the University of Louisville in 1897. He formed his own practice with W.W. Davies. Bingham married into a wealthy family in 1896. He became involved in Louisville politics as a registered Democrat, and was appointed interim mayor of the city in 1907 after election fraud invalidated the 1905 election. His corruption-busting tactics in his 6-month term alienated him from the local political machine and the Democratic Party in general, and he chose not to run in the general election. He ran unsuccessfully for the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1910 as a Republican, and as a Democrat for Fiscal Court in 1917. He was appointed to the Jefferson Circuit Court in 1911 and was known as "Judge Bingham" for the rest of his life.

Spouse


  • Mary Lily Flagler
  • Aleen Lithgow Hilliard
  • Eleanor Miller

Children


  • Barry Bingham, Sr.
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