Rodes K. Myers

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Rodes Kirby Myers (June 29, 1900 – March 10, 1960[1]) was an active Kentucky Democrat and served as the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1939-1943.

Myers' hometown was Bowling Green, Kentucky. Myers was a Kentucky delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1956.

In 1939 Myers ran for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and won, serving 1939-43. Myers ran for Governor of Kentucky in 1943 but lost in the Democratic primary to J. Lyter Donaldson, who in turn lost to Republican Simeon S. Willis.

Myers died in 1960 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Political offices
Preceded by
Keen Johnson
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Kenneth H. Tuggle
Party political offices
Preceded by
Keen Johnson
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
William H. May