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William Harrison Randall (July 15, 1812 – August 1, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

William H. Randall
A man with white hair and a white beard and mustache wearing a white shirt, black jacket and black vest
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867
Preceded byJohn J. Crittenden
Succeeded byGeorge Madison Adams
Personal details
Born(1812-07-15)July 15, 1812
Madison County, Kentucky
DiedAugust 1, 1881(1881-08-01) (aged 69)
London, Kentucky
Political partyUnconditional Unionist
SignatureW. H. Randall

Born near Richmond, Kentucky, Randall completed preparatory studies. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in London, Kentucky, in 1835. He served as clerk of the circuit court and county court of Laurel County 1836–1844.

Randall was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867). He served as district judge of the fifteenth Kentucky district 1870–1880. He died in London, Kentucky, August 1, 1881. He was interred in the family cemetery at London, Kentucky.


  • United States Congress. "William H. Randall (id: R000040)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Johnson, E. Polk (1912). A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities. Lewis Publishing Company. pp. 768–769. Retrieved 2008-11-10.

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