Urey Woodson

Urey Woodson (August 16, 1859 - August 7, 1939) was a Kentucky Democrat and a newspaper editor and publisher.[1]

Urey Woodson
Born(1859-08-16)August 16, 1859
DiedAugust 7, 1939(1939-08-07) (aged 79)
OccupationNewspaper editor


He was the Kentucky railroad commissioner from 1891 to 1895. He was a member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky from 1896 to 1912, from 1916 to 1918, and from 1924 to 1928. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Kentucky in 1932. A Presbyterian, he died on August 7, 1939 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro, Kentucky.[2][3]


  1. William Elsey Connelley and Ellis Merton Coulter (1922). History of Kentucky. p. 456. Outside of Kentucky more people know Urey Woodson as a great chieftain of the democratic party than as a newspaper publisher and editor. ...
  2. "Urey Woodson". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  3. "Urey Woodson, 80, Retired Publisher. Kentuckian Served As Alien Property Custodian From 1933 Until Last Month. Stricken In Owensboro. Active In Journalism From 1877 To 1929. Leader In Democratic Affairs". Associated Press in the New York Times. August 8, 1939. Retrieved 2010-02-08. Urey Woodson, former Owensboro newspaper publisher, who resigned on July 24 as Federal Alien Property Custodian, died today at his home here of a heart ailment. He would have been 80 years old on Aug. 16. Mr. Woodson had returned from Washington to vote in the State Democratic primary last Saturday.
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