William A. Stanfill

William Abner Stanfill ( born January 16, 1892 in Barbourville, Kentucky, † June 12, 1971 in Lexington, Kentucky) was an American lawyer and politician of the Republican Party, who represented the state of Kentucky in the U.S. Senate.

After the visit of Union College in 1912 Stanfill made ​​his law degree from the University of Kentucky. He was admitted to the bar and began in his hometown of Barboursville to practice before he moved in 1916 after Hazard. From 1927 to 1931 he was a member of the governing body ( board of regents ) at Morehead State Teachers College, which later became Morehead State University.

After the U.S. Democratic Senator Happy Chandler had resigned on 1 November 1945 to become commissioner of Major League Baseball, was determined to succeed him in Congress William Stanfill of Kentucky's Republican Governor Simeon Willis. He took the vacant seat at from 19 November 1945 and remained until 5 November of the following year in the Senate; in the upcoming election, he applied not to the mandate, which then went to the Republican John Sherman Cooper.

Stanfill then worked again as a lawyer, before he sat down to rest in Lexington, where he died in 1971.