Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fallis Vernon Buky (1904-1998)

Portrait from a Buky campaign card.

   We continue our stay in Kentucky for a look at the life of two-term state representative Fallis Vernon Buky, a longtime resident of Jefferson County in that state. Born on February 6, 1904 in Kentucky, Fallis Buky was a son of Vernon (born 1870) and Mattie Hill Buky. Little is known of Buky's early years or education, excepting brief mention of his attending the Clark College of Commerce in Kentucky. He married in Louisville on September 11, 1925 to Ms. Mildred Bibb (1903-1999), to whom he was wed for over seventy years. Their lengthy union saw the births of two children, Vernon C. (1927-1979) and Lois Jean. 
   For forty-five years "Pop" Buky was employed as a supervisor for the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, and in 1961 was elected to represent Kentucky's 40th district in the state legislature. He would win a second term in 1963 and during this term represented the 40th legislative district, leaving office in 1967.
   In addition to his time in the legislature, Buky was for many years a parishioner at the Immanuel Baptist Church of Frankfort as well as being a member of the Masonic order and the Kosair Shriners. Fallis V. Buky died in Kentucky on September 4, 1998 at age 94 and was later interred at the Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Louisville. 

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