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Bert T. Combs

Bert T. CombsAKA Bertram Thomas Combs

Born: 13-Aug-1911
Birthplace: Manchester, KY
Died: 4-Dec-1991
Location of death: Rosslyn, KY
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile [1]
Remains: Buried, Beech Creek Cemetery, Manchester, KY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Kentucky, 1959-63

Military service: US Army (WWII, Captain, discharged 1946)


[1] Drowned in his automobile following an accident.

Father: Stephen Gibson Combs (farmer and mill operator)
Mother: Martha Jones Comb (schoolteacher)
Wife: Mable Hall (div. 1969)
Wife: Helen Rechtin (m. 1969)
Wife: Sara Combs (law assistant, m. 30-Dec-1988, until his death)

    High School: Clay County High School
    University:
Cumberland College
    Law School: LLB, University of Kentucky College of Law (1937)
    Administrator: Trustee, Campbellsville College

    US Appeals Court Judge, 6th Circuit (1967-70)
    Governor of Kentucky (8-Dec-1959 to 10-Dec-1963)
    Kentucky State Official Kentucky Court of Appeals (1951-55)
    Kentucky State Official Commonwealth's Attorney, 31st District
    Kentucky State Official City Attorney, Prestonburg
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Senior Partner
    American Bar Association
    American Legion
    Kentucky Bar Association 1937
    Kiwanis Club
    Lions Club
    Order of the Coif
    Bronze Star


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