CS -Hawes Jr., Richard - C.S. Governor of KY

Richard Hawes:

Born: February 6, 1797
Birthplace: Caroline County Virginia
Father: Richard Hawes Sr. 1772 – 1829
(Buried: Hawes – Taylor Cemetery Yelvington Kentucky)
Mother: Clary Walker 1776 – 1848
(Buried: Hawes – Taylor Cemetery Yelvington Kentucky)
Wife: Hetty Morrison Nicholas 1798 – 1875
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)
Brig. General James Morrison Hawes 1824 – 1889
(Buried: Highland Cemetery Fort Mitchell Kentucky)
Clara N. Hawes 1831 – 1896
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)
Cary Nicholas Hawes 1836 – 1874
(Buried: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky)
Smith Nicholas Hawes 1843 – 1890
(Buried: Linden Grove Cemetery Covington Kentucky)

Political Party: Whig Party and Democratic Party


Attended Transylvania University

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Lexington Kentucky law partner of Robert C. Wickliffe
Part Owner of Rope and bagging factory in Winchester Kentucky
Kentucky State Representative
Served with the Kentucky State Militia during Black Hawk War
1834: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Representative
1837 – 1841: United States Congressman from Kentucky
1837 - 1839: Member of House Accounts Committee
1837 - 1839: Member of House Post Office Expenditures Committee
1837 - 1839: Member of House Patents Committee
1839 - 1841: Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee
1841 - 1862: Attorney in Paris Kentucky
1848: Supporter of Zachary Taylor's Presidential Campaign
1856: Supporter of James Buchanan's Presidential Campaign
1860: Supporter of John C. Breckinridge's Presidential Campaign

Civil War Career:
1861: Delegate to Kentucky State Secession Convention
Brigade Commissary & Major in the Confederate Army
Kentucky Confederate State Auditor for Commonwealth's Government
1862 – 1865: Confederate Governor of Kentucky
1863: Lobbied unsuccessfully to have Brig. General Marshall replaced

Occupation after War:
1865: Took an oath of allegiance to the United States on September 18th​
1865 – 1866: Attorney in Paris Kentucky
Bourbon County Kentucky County Judge
1876: Helped frame Kentucky's response to U.S. Pres. Election dispute

Died: May 25, 1877
Place of Death: Paris Kentucky
Age at time of Death: 80 years old
Burial Place: Paris Cemetery Paris Kentucky



Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
In several biographys Hawes became provisional governor of a state in exile following the death of George W. Johnson at Shiloh. But in neither bio was he named as the Lt. Governor of Kentucky priour to Johnson's death.