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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.

7/31/2008 2/6/2021

Francis Harrison Pierpont, Post-War Mil. Gov. of Virginia MP (1814 - 1899)

"Father of West Virginia", "Pierpoint"

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...

2/14/2013 7/4/2020

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...

10/17/2018 6/14/2020

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 financier.Biograp...

6/12/2013 5/15/2020

Judge Charlie Dodrill MP (1833 - 1901)

"Judge Charley"

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, S...

12/2/2009 1/2/2019

Gustavus A. Northcott (1861 - 1938)

Augustus Northcott was the Republican President of the West Virginia Senate from Cabell County and served from 1905 to 1907. He was the brother of Elliott Northcott, a federal judge.

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Oliver Sheridan Marshall (1850 - 1934)

S. Marshall (1850–1934) was the Republican President of the West Virginia Senate from Hancock County and served from 1899 to 1901.BiographyOliver S. Marshall was born in Fairview, now New Manchester, W...

3/7/2018 3/7/2018

Nelson E. Whitaker (1839 - 1909)

Evans Whitaker (November 9, 1839 in Principio, Maryland – December 28, 1909 in Wheeling, West Virginia) was an American businessman and politician, principally in the state of West Virginia.Whitaker ca...

11/10/2008 3/7/2018

John M. Phelps (1821 - 1884)

M. Phelps was the Republican President of the West Virginia Senate from Mason County and served from 1863 to 1864.Political and military serviceOn May 13–15, 1861, John M. Phelps was a delegate from Ma...

2/1/2018 2/1/2018

Warren McGraw (1939 - d.)

Randolph McGraw (born May 10, 1939) is a lawyer, politician, and judge in West Virginia and brother of former West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.Personal lifeWarren McGraw was born in Wyomin...

1/6/2018 1/6/2018

James Paull, Jr. (1901 - 1983)

Paull, Jr. (May 3, 1901 – March 8, 1983) was a lawyer and Democratic politician who served as for twelve years in the West Virginia Senate representing Brooke County, the final two (1943 to 1945) as pr...

1/5/2018 1/5/2018

Wells Goodykoontz (1872 - 1944)

Goodykoontz (June 3, 1872 – March 2, 1944) was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of West Virginia who served in the West Virginia Legislature representing Mingo County. He was President of th...

1/5/2018 1/5/2018

Edward T. England (1869 - 1934)

"ET"

T. England (September 29, 1869 – September 9, 1934) was a lawyer and politician from West Virginia. He served in the West Virginia Senate, as Attorney General of West Virginia, and as a member of the U...

12/19/2016 1/5/2018

Lewis Baker (1832 - 1899)

Baker (November 11, 1832 – April 30, 1899) was the Democratic President of the West Virginia Senate from Ohio County and served from 1871 to 1872.Lewis Baker was born in Belmont County, Ohio, in 1832. ...

12/15/2010 1/5/2018

Daniel Duane Tompkins Farnsworth BIRTH 23 Dec 1819 Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA DEATH 5 Dec 1892 (aged 72) Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Heavner Cemetery Buckh...

8/30/2008 1/5/2018

John M. Phelps (1821 - 1884)

M. Phelps was the Republican President of the West Virginia Senate from Mason County and served from 1863 to 1864.Political and military serviceOn May 13–15, 1861, John M. Phelps was a delegate from Ma...

1/5/2018 1/5/2018

Aaron Hawkins was elected from Marion co. to serve in the First West Virginia Legislature The first session being June 20, 1863 at Wheeling West Virginia. Senator Hawkins was placed on several committe...

9/8/2017 11/17/2017

Chandler Jones (born June 27, 1939) is a horse breeder and politician from the US state of Kentucky. From 1987 to 1991, he served as the 50th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and from 1991 to 1995, he w...

3/21/2013 9/21/2017

A. James Manchin (1927 - 2003)

James Manchin (April 7, 1927 – November 3, 2003) was a West Virginia Democratic politician who served as a member of the House of Delegates (1948–50; 1998-2003), as Secretary of State (1977–85), and as...

7/25/2017 7/25/2017

Godwin Van Winkle (September 7, 1808 – April 15, 1872) was an American lawyer, businessman and politician. For many years a leading officer of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad, he became one of the f...

12/27/2011 7/23/2017

Dr. Spicer Patrick (1791 - 1884)

One of the counties most prominent early citizens was Dr. Spicer Patrick whose legacy lives on in Charleston, WV. He moved to Charleston in 1816 after completing his studies at the College of Physician...

3/26/2011 7/7/2017

Warren Miller (1847 - 1920)

Miller (April 2, 1847 – December 29, 1920) was a lawyer and Republican politician from West Virginia who served as a United States Representative in the 54th and 55th United States Congresses.Biography...

6/17/2017 6/17/2017

John Sinsel Burdett (1818 - 1904)

Burdett, a Taylor County native, served in the Richmond Convention, and voted against secession from the Union.He was a delegate to the First and Second Wheeling Conventions, and later enlisted in the ...

12/29/2016 12/29/2016

Paul "Bill" Cole III (born May 16, 1956) is an American politician and a Republican member of the West Virginia Senate representing District 6 since December 1, 2012. He is President of the Senate and,...

11/13/2007 11/15/2016

War Veteran US Congressman. Served during the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company A, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. Elected to represent West Virginia's 1st District and as At-Large i...

12/25/2015 9/12/2016

H. Jenkins, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., September 12, 1960; B.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1983; J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samf...

9/10/2016 9/10/2016

McKinley , a Representative from West Virginia; born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W. Va., March 28, 1947; B.S.C.E., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., 1969; civil engineer; business owner; member of...

9/6/2016 9/6/2016

Sprouse is the former Republican Senate Minority Leader in the West Virginia State Senate. Sprouse was first elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates 30th district in 1994 and was subsequently e...

9/6/2016 9/6/2016

Ulysses Near Arnett MP (1820 - 1880)

Member of the Virginia legislature from 1846-1856 and a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1872. Member of the state senate immediately following the organization of the state. Democratic Presi...

8/30/2016 8/30/2016

Ira E. Robinson (1869 - 1951)

Ellsworth Robinson (born near Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, September 16, 1869; died Philippi, West Virginia, October 28, 1951) was a politician, judge, and the first chairman of the Federal R...

3/29/2014 8/11/2016

Arch Alfred Moore, Jr. MP (1923 - 2015)

US Congressman, Governor of West Virginia. A member of the Republican Party, he served the State of West Virginia's 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1957 un...

3/7/2009 8/5/2016

Captain John B. Chenoweth, United States Army Retired, a former Sheriff of Randolph County and State Senator at the time of his death. Capt Co. H. 413 Inf WWII Silver StarPhoto courtesy of cynthia mull...

9/15/2014 4/28/2016

Lt. Col. Roger Preston Chew MP (1843 - 1921)

"(CSA)"

Preston Chew (April 9, 1843 – March 16, 1921) was a noted horse artillery commander in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a prominent West Vi...

1/29/2009 1/9/2016

Sutherland (September 8, 1865 – March 12, 1950) was an American politician. He was a Republican who represented West Virginia in both houses of the United States Congress.Sutherland was born near Kirkw...

4/29/2010 1/8/2016

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor MP

Chapmanville, Logan County, West Virginia, United States

Ray Tomblin (born March 15, 1952) is an American Democratic Party politician and the 35th and current Governor of West Virginia. Prior to becoming Governor, Tomblin served as President of the West Virg...

4/26/2015 9/1/2015

Robert Byrd MP (1917 - 2010)

He was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a Senator from 1959 to 2010 and was the longest-serving senator and the longest-serving member in the...

6/4/2010 8/31/2015

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 Claims...

7/9/2012 8/15/2015

Rep. James M. Jackson (D-WV) MP (1825 - 1901)

JACKSON, James Monroe, (1825 - 1901)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Jackson (December 3, 1825 – February 14, 1901) was a lawyer and Democratic politi...

4/21/2009 8/15/2015

Pallister Hubbard (December 24, 1843 - December 5, 1921) was an American Republican politician from Wheeling, West Virginia who served as a United States Representative. The son of Congressman Chester ...

10/27/2013 8/15/2015

Dorman Hubbard (November 25, 1814 – August 23, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from West Virginia, father of Congressman William Pallister Hubbard.Born in Hamden, Connecticut, Hubbard moved with his pa...

10/27/2013 8/15/2015

Emmons Johnston was a lawyer and Democratic politician from West Virginia who served as a United States Representative. Congressman Johnston was born near Pearisburg, Virginia in Giles County April 10,...

11/15/2014 8/15/2015

Gen. John Seashoales Witcher, US Congress (1839 - 1906)

"Seashoales"

War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. At the start of the Civil War, he enrolled in the Union Army as a 1st lieutenant in the 3rd Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He served with...

4/3/2014 8/15/2015

John J. Davis, US Congress MP (1835 - 1916)

John James Davis attended the Northwestern Virginia Academy of Clarksburg, at the age of seventeen began the study of law at Lexington, Virginia, and was still in his twentieth year when he began activ...

7/9/2012 8/15/2015

Middleton Kitchen (March 21, 1812 – December 15, 1895) was a nineteenth-century politician from Virginia and West Virginia.Born in Ganotown, Virginia (now West Virginia), Kitchen attended the common sc...

7/4/2013 8/15/2015

Clark McGrew (September 14, 1813 – September 18, 1910) was an American politician, merchant, banker and hospital director from Virginia and West Virginia.Born near Brandonville, Virginia (now West Virg...

4/2/2014 8/15/2015

Ellsworth "Bob" Wise, Jr. (born January 6, 1948) is an American politician. A Democrat, Wise served as the 33rd Governor of West Virginia from January 2001 to January 2005.

7/28/2015 7/28/2015

E. Beckley (May 26, 1802 – May 26, 1888) was the founder of Beckley, West Virginia, and a Brigadier General in the Virginia militia during the American Civil War. He named the city of Beckley in honor ...

9/25/2010 7/13/2015

Wellons Moore Capito (born November 26, 1953) is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator from West Virginia. She is formerly a member of the U.S. Representative for West Virginia...

3/7/2009 6/29/2015