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West Virginia Legislature

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  • Capt. John Carlin Montgomery (1848 - 1918)
    State Legislature 1878 ‘History of the Great Kanawha Valley’ Vol2 pg 243 (1891 publication) Justice of the Peace in Cabin Creek ‘History of the Great Kanawha Valley’ Vol2 pg 243 (1891 publication). Pr...
  • James Carlin Montgomery (1811 - 1877)
    He was the founder of the city of Montgomery. James C. Montgomery represented the people of Raleigh and Fayette Counties in the state legislature for three terms. He was the oldest son of Major Henry M...
  • William Lee Gilligan (1924 - 2012)
    Photo added by David A Swigeras 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 of Sistersville.
  • Francis Harrison Pierpont, Post-War Mil. Gov. of Virginia (1814 - 1899)
    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 Virginia durin...
  • Alfred Caldwell, Jr (1847 - 1925)
    Daily Mail [WV] March 11, 1925 Wed page 12ALFRED CALDWELL DEAD AT WHEELINGSeveral Times Members of State Legislator and Former Attorney General DiesTRIP FOR HEALTH FAILUREWHEELING, March 11. — Alfred C...

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."