Eugene P. Stuart

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Eugene P. Stuart
Born (1927-10-20)October 20, 1927
Louisville, Kentucky
Died January 27, 2002(2002-01-27) (aged 74)
Occupation Politician
Known for Member of the Kentucky General Assembly
Political party Republican

Eugene P. Stuart (1927–2002)[1] was a Republican and a longtime member of the Kentucky General Assembly. He was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky on a ticket headed by Jim Bunning in 1983.


Stuart represented the eastern Louisville suburbs of Jefferson County, Kentucky in the Kentucky General Assembly for a total of 26 years, serving in both the Kentucky House of Representatives and the Kentucky Senate.[2] In 1983 Stuart was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. The Republican ticket that year was headed by Jim Bunning who later was elected to the United States House of Representatives and then the United States Senate. In 1983 both Bunning and Stuart lost to their Democratic opponents. Stuart won 321,352 votes (35.8%) in the general election to 568,869 (63.4%) for Steve Beshear. Beshear carried Stuart's home base of Jefferson County with 116,222 votes there (58.7%) to Stuart's 80,795 (40.1%).

Stuart remained in the state legislature after his statewide defeat and eventually became Minority Leader in the Kentucky Senate. In 1990 he was defeated for re-election by Democrat Susan D. Johns. In his last race, Stuart won 20,747 votes (48%) to Johns' 22,416 (52%).

Stuart never again sought public office after his 1990 defeat.


  1. ^ "A Resolution adjourning the House of Representatives in loving memory and honor of Eugene P. Stuart.". Kentucky House of Representatives. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Laws and Regulations Affecting Kentucky Educational Television" (PDF). Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. December 1981. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
Preceded by
Hal Rogers
Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Lawrence R. Webster