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Elisha Standiford

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Preceded by  Boyd Winchester
Name  Elisha Standiford
Nationality  American
Party  Democratic Party

Political party  Democratic
Succeeded by  Edward Y. Parsons
Religion  Presbyterian Methodist
Resigned  March 3, 1875
Elisha Standiford
Born  December 28, 1831 Louisville, Kentucky (1831-12-28)
Spouse(s)  Mary A. E. Neill (?-1875) Lorena Scott
Alma mater  Kentucky School of Medicine
Role  Member of the United States Senate
Died  July 26, 1887, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Elisha David Standiford (December 28, 1831 – July 26, 1887) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. He was born near Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the common schools and St. Mary's College, near Lebanon, Kentucky. He graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine and commenced practice in Louisville, Kentucky. Later, he abandoned the practice of medicine and engaged in agricultural pursuits and other enterprises.

Standiford was a member of the Kentucky Senate in 1868 and 1871. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875) but declined a renomination in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress. After leaving Congress, he was president of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company from 1875 to 1879. In addition, he engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits. He died in Louisville, Kentucky in 1887 and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Louisville's largest airport was originally named Standiford Field before being changed to Louisville International Airport in 1995. The airport today still retains the airport code of SDF.

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