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C. Wesley Morgan biography: 13 things about Richmond, Kentucky businessman, ex-lawmaker


Clinton Wesley Morgan is a businessman and a former lawmaker. He was born in Hyden, Kentucky, United States to Edgar Bascom Morgan and Norma Gene.

Clinton and his wife Lindsey Morgan have two children namely Jordan Morgan and Sydney Morgan. Here are 13 more things about Clinton:


  1. His first car was a 1959 Ford Station Wagon.
  2. During the summer of 1967, he worked as a Head Start teacher’s aide. It was the first job he has ever had.
  3. In 1972, he graduated from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. Established in 1888, the school was renamed the University of the Cumberlands in 2005.
  4. In 1974, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  5. He was a staff accountant at Amick and Halm Certified Public Accountants and CPA Fund from 1974 to 1975 and at Jack Amburgy Certified Public Accountant in 1975.
  6. From 1975 to 1979, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent, an inspector and a criminal investigator. From 1975 to 1982, he worked for the U.S. Treasury Department as a federal agent.
  7. In 1982, he became the owner and chief executive officer of Liquor World.
  8. He owned Wesley’s Wearhouse Liquors from 1982 to 1994, Bluegrass Liquor from 1984 to 1987, Wesley’s Too Lounge from 1985 to 1995 and Mega Liquor from 1993 to 2002.
  9. He lived in a house that sits on a 200-acre lot in Richmond. Built in 2014, the house has nine bedrooms and an underground bunker.
  10. From 2016 to 2019, he served as the representative of Kentucky from District 81.
  11. Listed for sale at $6.5 million, his Richmond house was advertised as being capable of withstanding nuclear, biological and chemical fallout, the Lexington Herald Leader reported in January 2022.
  12. At 4:00 a.m. on February 22, 2022, U.S. Army veteran Shannon V. Gilday, then 23, of Taylor Mill, Kentucky allegedly forced entry into his house in Richmond, fatally shot Jordan and exchanged gunshots with him. He was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky with non-life-threatening injuries.
  13. He was 71 years old when Jordan was fatally shot on February 22, 2022.

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