Bob Gable

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Robert Elledy "Bob" Gable
Born 1934
Stearns, Kentucky
Residence Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
Political party Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1975
Spouse(s) Emily T. Gable
Children Elizabeth B. Gable

Robert Elledy Gable, known as Bob Gable (born 1934), is a businessman from Frankfort, who was the Kentucky Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1975. Gable lost in a landslide to the incumbent Democrat, Governor Julian Carroll. Carroll received 470,159 votes (62.8 percent) to Gable's 277,998 (37.2 percent).

In 1995, Gable again sought the governor's office but lost by a large margin in the Republican primary. With Shirley W. Palmer-Ball, his 1975 running mate reprising that role, Gable lost the primary with 17,054 votes (14.5 percent) to Larry Forgy and Tom Handy's 97,099 votes (82.4 percent). Forgy, as the Republican nominee, was then defeated in the general election by the popular Democrat choice, Paul E. Patton.

Gable formerly resided in Stearns in McCreary County in south Kentucky. Gable is the great-grandson of Justus S. Stearns, founder and owner of Stearns Coal & Lumber Company. He and his wife, Emily T. Gable, now reside in Frankfort. He is a chairman of the Kentucky Republican Party.[1]

In 2008, Gable was an at-large elector for the McCain/Palin ticket, which won a majority in Kentucky.


  1. ^ "Bob and Emily Gable of Frankfort". Retrieved March 14, 2012. [dead link]
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tom Emberton
Republican nominee for Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Louie B. Nunn