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Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881



  • Existence: 1793 - 1881


Leslie Combs (November 28, 1793 – August 22, 1881) was a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He served under William Henry Harrison and Green Clay during the War of 1812 and was captured in 1813. After his release, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1818. In 1827, he was elected as a Whig to the first of several non-consecutive terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 1833, 1845, and 1857, and served as Speaker of the House in 1846. He lost a bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to Democrat John C. Breckinridge in 1851. His last political office was clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, which he held from 1860 to 1866, when he retired from public life. He died in 1881 and was buried in Lexington Cemetery.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Identifier: Mss 830165
Webster Mss 830165
Date(s): 1830-02-15

Letter from Leslie Combs to Webster reporting on the meeting with Henry Clay in New York.

Daniel Webster letter

Identifier: Mss 851614
Webster Mss 851614
Date(s): 1851-11-14

In English.

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