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Augustus Owsley Stanley (May 21, 1867 – August 12, 1958) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. A Democrat, he served as the 38th Governor of Kentucky. From 1903 to 1915, Stanley represented Kentucky's 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he gained a reputation as a progressive reformer. Beginning in 1904, he called for an antitrust investigation of the American Tobacco Company for driving down prices for the tobacco farmers of his district; a subsequent U.S. Supreme Court case broke up the company in 1911. He also chaired a committee that conducted an antitrust investigation of U.S. Steel. Many of his ideas were incorporated into the Clayton Antitrust Act. In 1915, Stanley ran for governor and won. Historian Lowell H. Harrison called his administration the apex of the Progressive Era in Kentucky. Among the reforms adopted during his tenure were a state antitrust law, a campaign finance reform law, and a workers' compensation law. (Full article...)
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