Henry P. Broadnax

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Portrait of Henry P. Broadnax

Henry P. Broadnax, the first Circuit Judge, 1815-’22, was an upright and impartial judge, and one of the most remarkable men of his day. During the last year or two of his judgeship, his salary was paid in about $600 or $800 worth of corn. Those were “the primitive and honest days of the Republic.” The Judge used to wear short breeches, with knee buckles, and plaited hair, tucked with a comb.

Died Nov 27, 1902 in Logan County

Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Courtesy of the Daviess County Bicentennial Committee