James H. Garrard

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James H. Garrard

James Henry Garrard (October 23, 1810 – August 12, 1865) was a Kentucky politician. Garrard, the grandson of Kentucky's second Governor, James Garrard, represented Clay, Letcher, and Perry Counties in the Kentucky Constitutional Convention. Garrard served as Kentucky State Treasurer from 1857 until his death in 1865.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Garrard was married to Letitia J. Garrard, and had a daughter, Lucy Garrard Stell.

In 1859, Garrard purchased the Crittenden-Garrard House on Wilkinson Street in Frankfort, Kentucky with his wife Letitia. He died in 1865.

Military service[edit]

Garrard served as a General for the Union Army in the American Civil War.


He was elected to the state legislature in 1836. In 1849, Garrard represented Clay, Letcher, and Perry Counties in the Kentucky Constitutional Convention.[2]

In 1857, James H. Garrard was elected State Treasurer for the first time by a majority of more than 12,000 votes over Thomas L. Jones. He was subsequently re-elected and served three more two-year terms during the Civil War.[3] In August 1865, he was re-elected for a fifth term but died just 12 days later before beginning the term.[4]


  1. ^ "Hoge House". Historic Properties. Commonwealth of Kentucky. 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  2. ^ Hatter, Russell; Gene Burch (2002). A Walking Tour of Historic Frankfort. ISBN 0-9637008-3-9. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  3. ^ Kerr, Charles; William Elsey Connelley; Ellis Merton Coulter (1922). History of Kentucky. The American Historical Society. p. 849. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ Johnson, E. Polk (1912). A history of Kentucky and Kentuckians: the leaders and representative men in commerce, industry and modern activities. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 391. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Curd Wintersmith
Treasurer of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Mason Brown