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Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator MP

Joseph "Joe" Manchin III (born August 24, 1947)[1] is the junior United States Senator from West Virginia . Manchin, a member of the Democratic Party , previously served as the Governor of West Virgini...

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Jay Rockefeller, Governor, U.S. Senator MP

John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as Governor of West Virginia...

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William W. Barron, Governor (1911 - 2002)

William Wallace "Wally" Barron (December 8, 1911 – November 12, 2002) was a Democratic machine politician in West Virginia. He was the state's 26th Governor from 1961 to 1965. He later served ...

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Okey L. Patteson, Governor (1898 - 1989)

Okey Leonidas Patteson (September 14, 1898 in Dingess, West Virginia – July 3, 1989 Beckley, West Virginia). He was the 23rd Governor of West Virginia for the term following the 1948 election....

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Clarence W. Meadows, Governor (1904 - 1961)

Clarence Watson Meadows was born in Beckley, Raleigh County. He attended Beckley High School, Georgia Military Academy, Washington and Lee University, and the University of Alabama. He established a ...

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Homer A. Holt, Governor (1898 - 1975)

Homer Adams Holt (March 1, 1898 – January 16, 1975) was a West Virginia lawyer and politician who served as that state's 20th governor from 1937 to 1941. Born in Lewisburg, West Virginia, he a...

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Herman G. Kump, Governor (1877 - 1962)

Herman Guy Kump (October 31, 1877 – February 14, 1962) was the Democratic Governor of West Virginia from 1933 to 1937. In 1907, he married Edna Hall Scott. He served as the 19th Governor of We...

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Howard M. Gore, Governor, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1877 - 1947)

Howard Mason Gore (October 12, 1877 – June 20, 1947) served briefly as the United States Secretary of Agriculture at the very end of the first presidential administration of Calvin Coolidge (u...

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John J. Cornwell, Governor (1867 - 1953)

John Jacob Cornwell (July 11, 1867 – September 8, 1953) was a Democratic politician from Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Cornwell served as the 15th Governor of the US state of West...

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William E. Glasscock, Governor (1862 - 1925)

William Ellsworth Glasscock (December 13, 1862 – April 12, 1925) was an American politician who served as the 13th Governor of West Virginia as a Republican from 1909 to 1913. Glasscock was ...

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William M. O. Dawson, Governor (1853 - 1916)

William Mercer Owens Dawson was born in Bloomington, Maryland. At the age of ten, he began his public education at Cranberry (now Terra Alta), Preston County, where he subsequently earned an apprenti...

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Albert B. White, Governor (1856 - 1941)

Albert Blakeslee White (September 22, 1856 – July 3, 1941) was the 11th Governor of West Virginia from 1901 to 1905. White was educated in the public schools of Columbus, Ohio. In 1878, he g...

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William A. MacCorkle, Governor (1857 - 1930)

William Alexander MacCorkle (May 7, 1857 – September 24, 1930), was a United States teacher, lawyer, prosecutor, the ninth Governor of West Virginia and state legislator of West Virginia, and ...

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Aretas B. Fleming, Governor (1839 - 1923)

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 electio...

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Emanuel Willis Wilson, Governor (1844 - 1905)

Emanuel Willis Wilson (August 11, 1844 – May 28, 1905) was the seventh Governor of West Virginia in 1884. He was married to Henrietta Cotton. When the Legislature disputed the Election of 1888...

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Jacob B. Jackson, Governor (1829 - 1893)

Jacob Beeson Jackson (April 6, 1829 – December 11, 1893) was the sixth Governor of West Virginia from 1881 to 1885. In 1855, he married Maria Willard. In his biography it is stated that he was...

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Major Henry M. Mathews (CSA), Governor (1834 - 1884)

Henry Mason Mathews (March 29, 1834 – April 28, 1884) was the 7th Attorney General and 5th Governor of West Virginia. He was the first ex-Confederate to be elected Governor in the United State...

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John J. Jacob, Governor (1829 - 1893)

John Jeremiah Jacob (December 9, 1829 – November 24, 1893) was a Democratic politician from Green Spring (Hampshire County), West Virginia. Jacob served two terms as the fourth Governor of the...

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William E. Stevenson, Governor (1820 - 1883)

William Erskine Stevenson (March 18, 1820 – November 29, 1883) was an American cabinet-maker, farmer, and Republican politician from Parkersburg, West Virginia. He was the third Governor of We...

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Daniel D. T. Farnsworth, Governor (1819 - 1892)

Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth (December 23, 1819 – December 5, 1892) was an American politician in the U.S. state of West Virginia, who served in the West Virginia Senate and briefly as the...

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Cecil H. Underwood, Governor (1922 - 2008)

Cecil Harland Underwood (November 5, 1922 – November 24, 2008) was an American Republican Party politician from West Virginia, known for the length of his career. He was the 25th and 32nd Gove...

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William C. Marland, Governor (1918 - 1965)

William Casey Marland (March 26, 1918 – November 26, 1965), a Democrat, was the 24th Governor of West Virginia from 1953 to 1957. He is best known for his early attempts to tax companies that ...

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Matthew M. Neely, Governor, U.S. Senator (1874 - 1958)

Matthew Mansfield Neely (November 9, 1874 – January 18, 1958) was a Democratic politician from West Virginia. He is the only West Virginian to serve in both houses of the United States Congres...

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William G. Conley, Governor (1866 - 1940)

William Gustavus Conley (January 8, 1866 – October 21, 1940) was an American politician who served as the 18th Governor of West Virginia as a Republican from 1929 to 1933. Life and politics ...

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Ephraim F. Morgan, Governor (1869 - 1950)

Ephraim Franklin Morgan (January 16, 1869 – January 15, 1950) was born on a farm near Forksburg, Marion County, West Virginia, a descendent of the first white settler of western Virginia, Morg...

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Henry D. Hatfield, Governor, U.S. Senator (1875 - 1962)

Henry Drury Hatfield (September 15, 1875 – October 23, 1962) was a Republican politician from Logan County, West Virginia. He served a term as the 14th Governor of the state, in addition to on...

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George Wesley Atkinson, Governor of West Virginia (1845 - 1925)

George Wesley Atkinson (June 29, 1845 – April 4, 1925) of Ohio County was the tenth Governor of West Virginia. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a judge on the Court of...

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Arthur I. Boreman, Governor, U.S. Senator (1823 - 1896)

Arthur Inghram Boreman (July 24, 1823 – April 19, 1896) was the first Governor of the U.S. state of West Virginia and a United States Senator. Biography Boreman was born in Waynesburg,...

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