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Vest, George Graham 1830- Senator; born in Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 6, 1830; graduated at Centre College in 1848; studied law and removed to Missouri, where he began practice. He was a Presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1860; member of the State legislature in 1860-61; member of the Confederate Congress in 1863-66; removed to Kansas City, Mo., in 1877; and has been a United States Senator since 1879. In 1900 he was chairman of the committee on public health and national quarantine, and a member of the committees on commerce, finance, public buildings and grounds, transportation and sale of meat products, and industrial expositions.