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Firearm in Kentucky: William Goebel by Books LLC

Published May 22nd 2010
ISBN : 9781156686997
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72 pages
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Chapters: William Goebel. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 71. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: WilliamMoreChapters: William Goebel. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 71. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: William J. Goebel (January 4, 1856 February 3, 1900) was an American politician who served as the 34th Governor of Kentucky for a few days in 1900 after having been mortally wounded by an assassin the day before he was sworn in. Goebel remains the only state governor in the United States to be assassinated while in office. A skilled politician, Goebel was well able to broker deals with fellow lawmakers, and equally able and willing to break the deals if a better deal came along. His tendency to use the states political machinery to advance his personal agenda earned him the nicknames Boss Bill, the Kenton King, Kenton Czar, King William I, and William the Conqueror. Goebels abrasive personality made him many political enemies, but his championing of populist causes, like railroad regulation, also won him many friends. This conflict of opinions came to a head in the Kentucky gubernatorial election of 1900. Goebel, a Democrat, divided his party with self-serving political tactics at a time when Kentucky Republicans were finally gaining strength, having elected the partys first governor four years previously. These dynamics led to a close contest between Goebel and William S. Taylor. In the politically chaotic climate that resulted, Goebel was assassinated. The identity of his assassin remains an unsolved mystery. Wilhelm Justus Goebel was born January 4, 1856, in Albany Township, Pennsylvania, the son of William and Augusta Goebel, immigrants from Hannover, Germany. The first of four Goebel children, he was born two months premature, and weighed less than three pounds. While his father served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, Goebels mother raised the childre...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1294367