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Roy B. SPECK 12247 - Warren Co.

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Roy B. SPECK 12247 - Warren Co.

Posted: 7 Aug 2014 7:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Speck, Chandler, Denhart
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KENTUCKY DIRECTORY For the Use of Courts, State and County Officials and General Assembly of the State of Kentucky. Frank K. Kavanaugh, 1922.

CLERK OF COURT OF APPEALS. – Speck, Hon. Roy B. (R.), son of Will R. and Olive Chandler Speck, was born in Warren county, Kentucky, December 8, 1895. He was educated in the public schools of Bowling Green and later was graduated from Ogden College with honors. Following his graduation, he engaged in the advertising business in his native city. In 1914, he received his first military training in one of the Government military camps at Asheville, N. C. Returning from this camp, he enlisted in Company A of the Third Kentucky Infantry as a private and when the National Guard was called into regular service in the Mexican border trouble he was promoted to corporal and went to Texas. On the day the United States declared war with Germany, Mr. Speck, who by this time had won a second lieutenancy, was commanding a company of infantry guarding bridges and tunnels along the Illinois Central railroad near West Point, Ky. In June, 1918, in company with Col. H. H. Denhart and other officers, he left Camp Shelby to conduct several thousand troops overseas. During his services in France he served as a replacement officer, in charge of conveying troops from the training camps to the trenches. He participated in the battles of Chateau Thierry and St. Mihiel. He received a promotion to First Lieutenant in a competitive examination between all second lieutenants in his division and received the highest grade in the division. He returned to America in February, 1919. He is a member of the Methodist church. Single. Was elected Clerk of Court of Appeals at the November election, 1919.

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