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Taking the TownCollegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917$
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Kolan Thomas Morelock

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125046

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125046.001.0001

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“Put Me in Class with the Widow Who Gave the Mite”

“Put Me in Class with the Widow Who Gave the Mite”

Lexington's Joseph Tanner in the Gilded Age

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(p.49) Chapter Two “Put Me in Class with the Widow Who Gave the Mite”
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Taking the Town
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Kolan Thomas Morelock

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125046.003.0003

Attorney Joseph Tanner, who served as Lexington's Democratic city treasurer, ran for reelection in that position in February 1884. Tanner's first seat in city government was acquired in 1881. During that period, Dennis Mulligan, Lexington's political boss, was disappointed as Claud M. Johnson again won as mayor. Mulligan's power was then passed on to William Klair, one of Tanner's good friends. Tanner's loss in 1884 signified the beginning of the decline of his professional life as an attorney as well. During the Progressive Era, Tanner left the legal profession to pursue real estate, and this move was found to be in favor of government bureaucracy since he became the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) storekeeper-gauger. This chapter explores various aspects of Tanner's life, particularly his contributions as a Gilded Age Lexingtonian.

Keywords:   Gilded Age, Lexington, legal profession, government bureaucracy, Joseph Tanner

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