College of Law Class of 1929




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Robert Boone Bird, L.L.B.

Williamsburg, Kentucky

Sigma Nu, Phi Alpha Delta, Henry Clay Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta (President)

-The Kentuckian, 1929

Robert Boone Bird (November 18, 1904 - August 14, 1970) was born in Williamsburg, Kentucky to John Bird and Mollie Croley. Bird practiced law in Mount Vernon, Kentucky between 1929 and 1944. He served as Rockcastle County Attorney between 1936 and 1940. Bird then worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky--he served as counsel for the Unemployment Compensation Commission (1944-1946), director of the Kentucky Employment Service (1946-1947), and as Assistant Attorney General (1947). He began practicing in London, Kentucky in 1948 in the firm of Brown and Bird. Bird was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1956. He served as a justice on the court until 1965 and served as chief justice for a year. Bird was married three times--his wives were Leona Clarene Brinegar (m. 1930, d. 1931), Edna Davis (m. 1931, w. 1949), and Mabel Rebecca Isaacs (m. 1950).