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kmullikin [Carroll Cropper, Long Time Judge]
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hdelaney [Related Topics]
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 Carroll Lee Cropper became [[Boone County]] Judge in 1942 and served for the next twenty years. ​ Cropper was born in a farm house near [[Bullittsburg Baptist Church]] in [[1897]] and graduated from [[schools|Burlington High School]] in 1916.  He served in World War I and after returning settled on his family farm, eventually becoming a cashier at the [[banks|Boone County Deposit Bank]]. ​ He served as a State Representative for twelve years beginning in 1934.  Upon the death of [[nathaniel_riddell|Judge Nathaniel E. Riddell]] in 1942, Cropper was appointed to finish the unexpired term.  The next year he was elected to his first full term.  The position Cropper held is the equivalent of today'​s County [[judge executive|Judge/​Executive]]. ​ Prior to the reorganization of county government in the early 1980'​s,​ County Judges in Kentucky also had judicial powers. ​ Carroll Lee Cropper became [[Boone County]] Judge in 1942 and served for the next twenty years. ​ Cropper was born in a farm house near [[Bullittsburg Baptist Church]] in [[1897]] and graduated from [[schools|Burlington High School]] in 1916.  He served in World War I and after returning settled on his family farm, eventually becoming a cashier at the [[banks|Boone County Deposit Bank]]. ​ He served as a State Representative for twelve years beginning in 1934.  Upon the death of [[nathaniel_riddell|Judge Nathaniel E. Riddell]] in 1942, Cropper was appointed to finish the unexpired term.  The next year he was elected to his first full term.  The position Cropper held is the equivalent of today'​s County [[judge executive|Judge/​Executive]]. ​ Prior to the reorganization of county government in the early 1980'​s,​ County Judges in Kentucky also had judicial powers. ​
  
-During his terms in office, Cropper witnessed [[Big Bone Lick]] becoming a State Park, development of the airport now known as [[transportation_in_boone_county|Cincinnati/​Northern Kentucky International Airport]], and the construction of [[roads|Interstates 71 and 75.]]  It was during Judge Cropper'​s terms that Boone County began its tremendous population growth. ​ In a Kentucky Post interview in 1974, Cropper said "​I'​m not against progress, but I actually hate to see [[farming|farms]] turn into subdivisions. ​ It spoils the nature of the County. ​ A lot of people are going to want to come here." ​ How prolific his prediction seems to be! During his twenty years in office, Judge Cropper saw the County increase in population 250% from approximately 10,000 to 25,000.+During his terms in office, Cropper witnessed [[Big Bone Lick]] becoming a State Park, development of the airport now known as [[cincinnati_northern_kentucky_international_airport|Cincinnati/​Northern Kentucky International Airport]], and the construction of [[roads|Interstates 71 and 75.]]  It was during Judge Cropper'​s terms that Boone County began its tremendous population growth. ​ In a Kentucky Post interview in 1974, Cropper said "​I'​m not against progress, but I actually hate to see [[farming|farms]] turn into subdivisions. ​ It spoils the nature of the County. ​ A lot of people are going to want to come here." ​ How prolific his prediction seems to be! During his twenty years in office, Judge Cropper saw the County increase in population 250% from approximately 10,000 to 25,000.
  
 A [[Democrat]],​ Cropper served as Boone County Campaign Manager for Franklin Roosevelt'​s first campaign for the presidency in 1932.  He also served as chair of the Boone County Democratic Party. ​ Upon his retirement in 1962, Judge Cropper became President of the People'​s Deposit Bank and five years later Chairman of the Board. ​ Between 1901 and 1982, Cropper was one of only four long-standing Judges in Kentucky. ​ A [[Democrat]],​ Cropper served as Boone County Campaign Manager for Franklin Roosevelt'​s first campaign for the presidency in 1932.  He also served as chair of the Boone County Democratic Party. ​ Upon his retirement in 1962, Judge Cropper became President of the People'​s Deposit Bank and five years later Chairman of the Board. ​ Between 1901 and 1982, Cropper was one of only four long-standing Judges in Kentucky. ​
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   * [[government|Boone County Government]]   * [[government|Boone County Government]]
   * [[kentucky_politics|Boone County in Kentucky Politics]] ​   * [[kentucky_politics|Boone County in Kentucky Politics]] ​
-  * [[a_list_of_historic_preservation_review_board_recorder_articles|More articles by the Boone County Preservation Review Board]]+  * [[articles_of_interest|More articles by the Boone County Preservation Review Board]]
  
  
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