Carey Estes Kefauver started his law career in the firm of Cooke, Swaney & Cooke. He went to Congress in 1939 and to the U. S. Senate in 1947. He was unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1952. He ran for the Vice Presidency with Adlai Stevenson in 1956 but the Republican nominees won both elections. Estes Kefauver and his wife Nancy Pigott had three daughters and one adopted son. Estes Kefauver married in Glasgow Scotland to a woman from there named Nancy Pigott. He died in Washington, DC on August 10, 1963 and is buried in the Kefauver Family Cemetery near Madisonville, Monroe Co., Tennessee. 
↑ Died in office, vacant August 10, 1963 – August 20, 1963 when successor appointed.