Richard French

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Richard French (June 20, 1792 – May 1, 1854) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born near Boonesborough, Kentucky, French attended private schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Winchester, Kentucky. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1820–1826. He served as judge of the circuit court in 1829.

French was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 1840.

French was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845).

French was again elected to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849). He resumed the practice of law. He died in Covington, Kentucky, on May 1, 1854. He was interred in the family burial ground near Mount Sterling, Kentucky.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Amos Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 11th congressional district

1835 – 1837 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Richard Menefee
Preceded by
John White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th congressional district

1843 – 1845 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Andrew Trumbo
Preceded by
Andrew Trumbo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th congressional district

1847 – 1849 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John C. Mason