Governor Augustus E. Willson Records, 1907-1911
- Governor Augustus E. Willson Records, 1907-1911
- Willson, Augustus E.
- 3 cubic ft.
- Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
- Biography / History
- Governor Augustus E. Willson served in office from 1907-1911 as a Republican Pary affiliate. Originally from Mason County, Willson resided in Jefferson County. His occupation was a Lawyer. In office, Governor Willson declared martial law to end the "Black Patch War" in Western Kentucky. Disagreements with the Democratic General Assembly precluded much progress during Willson's term.