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Frontispiece of 1936's Cap Robert Carden, Late a Representative

Cap Robert Carden (December 17, 1866 – June 13, 1935) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born on a farm near Munfordville, Kentucky, Carden attended the rural schools and Bowling Green (Kentucky) Business and Normal School (now Western Kentucky University). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Munfordville, Kentucky. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits and in banking. He was sheriff of Hart County 1887-1890. He was elected county attorney of Hart County in 1890 and served from 1891 to 1894. He served as master commissioner of the circuit court of Hart County 1900-1915.

Carden was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second, Seventy-third, and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 13, 1935. He was interred in Munfordville Cemetery, Munfordville, Kentucky.

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  • United States Congress. "Cap R. Carden (id: C000140)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Cap R. Carden at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John D. Craddock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th congressional district

1931–1933
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
Seat created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's at-large congressional district

1933–1935
Succeeded by
Seat eliminated
Preceded by
District re-established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th congressional district

1935
Succeeded by
Edward W. Creal