Ruby Laffoon
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1869
Date of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Stroke
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Political Party: Democratic Party
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Victorious Opposition
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Nationality: Confederate States (United States, 1915-1941)
Ruby Laffoon (January 15, 1869 – March 1, 1941) was the 43rd Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1931 to 1935. His term saw the imposition of the first sales tax in the state, which was passed after substantial political wrangling that saw the Democratic Party in the state fracture. This resulted in sharp political infighting that saw Laffoon's efforts to prevent his lieutenant governor from succeeding him fail.

Ruby Laffoon in Southern VictoryEdit

Ruby Laffoon became the governor of Kentucky in the 1930s, during the interwar period when Kentucky was part of the United States. Laffoon had campaigned on a promise to explore a plebiscite on whether or not Kentucky should be part of the United States or the Confederate States, a promise he began making good on in 1937.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Flem D. Sampson
Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Happy Chandler
Party political offices
Preceded by
J. C. W. Beckham
Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Happy Chandler
Political offices
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
Last known is James Fisher Robinson
Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by

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