(panel 1)GovernorWilliam Goebel
The able and most effective advocate
and champion of the peoples cause
their loved and loyal friend.
On January 30th, 1900, he was shot
down by an assassin from the private
office of the then Secretary of State.
Born January 4th, 1856
Died February 3rd, 1900
"Tell my friends to be
brave and fearless and loyal
to the great common people."
His last words.
"I would be blind if I did not see the devotion that has been manifested towards Senator Goebel. I would be blind if I did not recognize how earnest is his purpose. When I remember that Mr. Goebel entered the State Senate at the age of thrity-one, has been there twelve years, and that a lawyer of his acknowledged ability while serving in the Senate was never charged with abandonment of the plain people, or with being a hireling of the corporations, and when I remember that even his enemies admit he never prostituted his ability for greed, I can understand how the plain people look to him as the champion of their rights."
William Jennings Bryan
Covington Oct. 18, 1899.
Erected bythe State of Kentucky
in memory ofKentucky's martyr Governor
who devoted and gavehis lifein defense of
the rights of the people.
"The question is: are the corporations
the masters or servants of the people."
Served as State Senator
fourteen years1886 to 1900.
Member ofConstitutional Convention
1890 to 1891.
The Anti-Lottery Law,
Franchise Tax Law.
The Pioneer inAmerican Railway Rate
The champion ofSchool-book Legislation
Fellow Servant Law,
Employer's Liability Law.
Comments 0 comments