WOLFORD, Frank Lane (1817-1895)

WOLFORD, FRANK LANE, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Columbia, Adair County, Ky., September 2, 1817; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Liberty, Casey County, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1847, 1848, 1865, and 1866; during the Civil War served as colonel of the First Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry 1861-1864; adjutant general of the State of Kentucky in 1867 and 1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; continued the practice of law in Columbia, Ky., until his death there August 2, 1895; interment in Columbia Cemetery.

Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Military History Museum
Frankfort, KY
Papers: In the Kentucky Adjutant General Records, 1863-1886, 1 cubic foot, and 17 volumes.
Subjects include Frank Lane Wolford.

  • Wolford, Frank Lane. Col. Wolford's letter to President Lincoln. [Liberty, Ky.]: Casey County News, 1966.
  • ------. The tariff. Speech of Hon. Frank L. Wolford, of Kentucky, in the House of Representatives. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1884.