|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 5th district
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
|Preceded by||David P. Holloway|
|Succeeded by||George W. Julian|
|Born||April 3, 1804|
Harrison County, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||January 22, 1879 (aged 74)|
Yorktown, Indiana, U.S
Early life and career
Born in Harrison County, Kentucky, Kilgore moved with his father to Franklin County, Indiana, in 1819. As a child, he attended common schools and went on to study law. He was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Yorktown, Indiana.
Kilgore served as member of the State House of Representatives in 1833-1836, 1838, 1839, and 1855, and served as speaker in 1855. He served as president judge of the Yorktown circuit 1839–1846. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850. Kilgore was also one of the pall bearers for Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession in Indianapolis.
Later political activity
He served as delegate to the Union National Convention which met in Philadelphia August 14, 1866.
He died near Yorktown, Indiana on January 22, 1879, and interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery there. David Kilgore was a great-grandfather of Bernard (Barney) Kilgore, editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
- United States Congress. "David Kilgore (id: K000175)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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