College of Law Class of 1923




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Oliver Gilmore Keown, LL.B.

Hartford, Kentucky

We do not see much of Keown where squirrels are common fed,

But he helped win a war in Europe where squirrels dared not tread.

For six long years he’s been a victim of wedlock’s holy ties,

But, withal, he’s a promising lawyer, and we expect to see him rise.

-The Kentuckian, 1923

Oliver Gilmore Keown (July 20, 1896 - April 8, 1939) was born in Hartford, Kentucky to Samuel Oliver Keown and Florence Wright. Keown practiced law in Hartford after graduation. He served one term as Ohio County attorney. Keown married Evelyn Clary in 1918.