Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)/Bert T. Combs (1911 - 1991)

Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)/Bert T. Combs (1911 - 1991) (HMX6M)

Location: Manchester, KY 40962 Clay County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 9.231', W 83° 45.776'

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Gov. Bert T. Combs (1959-1963)
Accomplishments during Comb's administration included highways connecting eastern and western Ky., expansion of state parks system, a statutory merit system for state employees, an end to segregation in public facilities, increased funding for teachers' salaries and state universities, 3% sales tax, and Ky. Educational Television.

Bert T. Combs (1911 - 1991)
Born in Clay Co., future gov. Combs practiced law in Manchester and Prestonbrug. A captain in World War II, he helped prepare evidence against Japanese war criminals. On Ky. Court of Appeals, 1951-55. Gov. of Ky., 1959-63. Federal Court of Appeals judge, 1967-70. A senior partner in Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, he won a ruling that led to landmark school reform legislation, 1990.
HM NumberHMX6M
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1929
Year Placed1964
Placed ByPresented by Friends of Bert Combs and the K. J. H. S./Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 254635 N 4115514
Decimal Degrees37.15385000, -83.76293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 9.231', W 83° 45.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 9' 13.86" N, 83° 45' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121-129 State Hwy 687, Manchester KY 40962, US
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