Aretas B. Fleming, Governor

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Aretas Brooks Fleming

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Son of Benjamin Franklin Fleming and Rhoda Brooks

Managed by: Ruth Stewart Hutt
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About Aretas B. Fleming, Governor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretas_B._Fleming

Aretas Brooks Fleming (October 15, 1839 – October 13, 1923) was the 8th Governor of West Virginia. In 1865, he married Carrie Watson. When he ran as the Democratic nominee in 1888, the election was disputed by the Legislature. In 1890, the Legislature agreed that Fleming had defeated Nathan Goff, Jr. Both Fleming and Goff were sworn in as Governor on March 4, 1889.

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia ruled that outgoing governor Emmanuel Willis Wilson would remain Governor; State Senate President Robert S. Carr had claimed authority until the Court reached its decision. In 1890, the Legislature agreed that Fleming had defeated Nathan Goff, Jr. As a result, Fleming did not assume the office until February 6, 1890. He left office in 1893 and died on October 13, 1923. He is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery. A large obelisk marks his grave.

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Aretas B. Fleming, Governor's Timeline

1839
1839
1923
1923
Age 84