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Jackson Pate Whittinghill*, Master of Laws


Jackson Pate Whittinghill (January 30, 1884 - September 27, 1975) was born in Lewisport, Kentucky to Burrell Alvin Whittinghill and Mary Eliza Pate. Whittinghill first graduated from the University of Kentucky (then known as the State College of Kentucky) in 1903 with a Bachelors of Science with a focus in Physics. He then worked as a lawyer in Owensboro, Kentucky before obtaining his Master of Laws degree in 1911. Whittinghill served in the 164th Aero Squadron of the US Signal Corp. during World War I. Whittinghill worked in various industries across the United States after graduation--he worked as an attorney in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Illinois, and worked for an oil company in Texas. Whittinghill eventually returned to Kentucky and operated a farm in Breckinridge County. Whittinghill married Lorene Goldie LeJeune in 1912--the couple divorced in 1921 after lengthy court proceedings.

*Mr. Whittinghill was not listed in the 1911 edition of The Kentuckian.