Spotlight Series: ‘Senators of Kentucky’ with Paul L. Whalen

Thursday, August 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Paul L. Whalen, author of Profiles of Kentucky’s United States Senators 1792-present, will discuss the United States Senators who represented Kentucky.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to purchase books and get autographs.


Profiles of Kentucky’s United States Senators

Since 1792, a total of 66 men have represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s two Senate seats. Through the years, proud Kentuckians have been leaders in that body, including many big names such as Henry Clay, John J. Crittenden, Alben Barkley, and Mitch McConnell.

In his book, Profiles of Kentucky’s United States Senators, author Paul L. Whalen presents biographical essays with portrait photographs from everyone who has represented Kentucky in the U.S. Senate since its inception. The book also includes interesting “First and Onlys” for Kentucky US Senators, Senate Salaries since 1789, and US Senators from other states who were born in Kentucky.

This is the perfect library addition for anyone interested in Kentucky’s rich political history, as it provides an insightful look at the men who shaped our nation’s history through the years.


Newport Branch

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