Presley Ewing

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Presley Ewing
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1851 – September 27, 1854
Preceded by Finis McLean
Succeeded by Francis Bristow
Personal details
Born Presley Ewing
(1822-09-01)September 1, 1822
Russellville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died September 27, 1854(1854-09-27) (aged 32)
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Whig Party
Alma mater Transylvania University

Presley Underwood Ewing (September 1, 1822 – September 27, 1854) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Russellville, Kentucky, Ewing attended the public schools. He completed preparatory studies. He was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, in 1840 and from the law school of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1843. He studied theology at the Baptist Seminary at Newton, Massachusetts, in 1845 and 1846. He returned to Kentucky and practiced law in Russellville. He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1848 and 1849.

Ewing was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1851, until his death in the town of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, September 27, 1854. He was interred in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Finis McLean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1851 – September 27, 1854
Succeeded by
Francis Bristow