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  • William Lee Gilligan (1924 - 2012)
    Photo added by David A Swiger Served as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II. Retired from the Ormet Corporation and served 11 years in the WV State Senate and also served as mayor o...
  • Francis Harrison Pierpont, Post-War Mil. Gov. of Virginia (1814 - 1899)
    Francis Harrison Pierpont (January 25, 1814 – March 24, 1899), called the "Father of West Virginia," was an American lawyer, politician, and unelected "governor" of the Union-controlled parts of Virg...
  • Alfred Caldwell, Jr (1847 - 1925)
    Charleston Daily Mail [WV] March 11, 1925 Wed page 12 ALFRED CALDWELL DEAD AT WHEELING Several Times Members of State Legislator and Former Attorney General Dies TRIP FOR HEALTH FAILURE WHEELING,...
  • William Alexander 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 financi...
  • Judge Charlie Dodrill (1833 - 1901)
    Schoaff Family Genealogy tree Charles McClure “Judge Charley” Dodrill BIRTH 8 May 1833 West Virginia, USA DEATH 15 Oct 1901 (aged 68) Webster County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Burial Details Unknown,...

The West Virginia Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of West Virginia. A bicameral legislative body, the Legislature is split between the upper Senate and the lower House of Delegates. It was established under Article VI of the West Virginia Constitution following the state's split from Virginia during the American Civil War in 1863. As with its neighbor and former constituent Virginia General Assembly, the legislature's lower house is also referred to as a "House of Delegates."