Isham Talbot

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Isham Talbot
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
February 2, 1815 – March 4, 1819
Preceded by Jesse Bledsoe
Succeeded by William Logan
In office
October 19, 1820 – March 4, 1825
Preceded by William Logan
Succeeded by John Rowan
Personal details
Born 1773
Bedford County, Virginia
Died September 25, 1837 (aged 63–64)
Frankfort, Kentucky
Political party Democratic-Republican

Isham Talbot (1773 – September 25, 1837) was a United States Senator from Kentucky.

Born in Bedford County, Virginia, Isham Talbot Jr. moved with his parents, Isham and Elizabeth (Davis) Talbot, to Harrodsburg, Kentucky in about 1784. He was admitted to the bar, and began his legal practice in Versailles, Kentucky. He moved to Frankfort, Kentucky, where he also was a lawyer.

Talbot served in the Kentucky Senate from 1812 to 1815. He was then elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Jesse Bledsoe, and served from February 2, 1815 to March 3, 1819. He was elected to the United States Senate a second time to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Logan, and served from October 19, 1820 to March 3, 1825. He then resumed his law practice and died on his plantation near Frankfort.

Isham Talbot was interred in the State Cemetery in Frankfort.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Jesse Bledsoe
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Kentucky
February 2, 1815 – March 3, 1819
Served alongside: William T. Barry, Martin D. Hardin, John J. Crittenden
Succeeded by
William Logan
Preceded by
William Logan
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Kentucky
October 19, 1820 – March 3, 1825
Served alongside: Richard M. Johnson
Succeeded by
John Rowan