Congratulations to Lyndon Combs for identifying Mystery Person #27. Ernest Faulkner was born on a farm near Somerset in Pulaski County on December 2nd 1884. He spent most of his early childhood on the farm. When he was very young, his mother and father moved the family to Barbourville, Kentucky. He attended the public school there and graduated from Union College with an A. B. degree on June 4th 1907. In the fall of that year Faulkner moved to Washington D. C. where he attended George Washington University Law School, graduating in 1910. He was also a post graduate at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin. In October of that year, he was admitted to the bar and opened up his first law firm of Faulkner, Stanfill and Faulkner in New Mexico and worked there until 1915. His next move was back to Kentucky, but this time he landed in Hazard. He served as Chairman of the Perry County chapter of the Red Cross and administered relief during the 1918 Flu Epidemic. He also helped during the disastrous 1927 flood in Hazard. Following World War I, he served as the director of the Red Cross headquarters of the Southern Division that covered five states. During his service to the national Red Cross in Atlanta, his bureau served more than 20,0000 disabled soldiers. He was appointed chairman of the Red Cross by Hazard's first City Manager - G. W. Shaw. W. E. Faulkner was instrumental in getting the city commissioner and city manager form of government adopted in Hazard in 1938. Faulkner served as WKIC's station attorney for many years and conducted a weekly religious broadcast on the radio each Sunday.
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