Rodes K. Myers

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Rodes K. Myers
38th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
October 9, 1939 – December 7, 1943
GovernorKeen Johnson
Preceded byKeen Johnson
Succeeded byKenneth H. Tuggle
Personal details
Born(1900-06-29)June 29, 1900
Bowling Green, Kentucky
DiedMarch 11, 1960(1960-03-11) (aged 59)
Nashville, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic

Rodes Kirby Myers (June 29, 1900 – March 11, 1960)[1] was an American politician who served as the 38th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1939 to 1943.

Myers' hometown was Bowling Green, Kentucky. Myers was a Kentucky delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1956.

In 1939 Myers ran for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and won, serving 1939-43. Myers ran for Governor of Kentucky in 1943 but lost in the Democratic primary to J. Lyter Donaldson, who in turn lost to Republican Simeon S. Willis.

Myers died in 1960 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Keen Johnson
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1939–1943
Succeeded by
Kenneth H. Tuggle
Party political offices
Preceded by
Keen Johnson
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1935–1935
Succeeded by
William H. May