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Hall of Fame 2005

Gov. Augustus O. Stanley

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Gov. Augustus O. Stanley, Shelbyville, Ky. (1867-1958): Augustus O. Stanley was elected governor of Kentucky in 1915. He also served nearly six years as a U.S. Senator. He was an advocate for women's rights and the Worker's Compensation Act. He increased funding for Negro schools and opposed the Ku Klux Klan. He once came to the rescue of a black man who was pursued by a lynch mob, in 1917.

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