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REPRESENTATIVES.

Chester D. Hubbard Wheeling.

Daniel Polsley Point Pleasant.

Bethuel M. Kitchen Martinsburg.

THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1S69 to March 3, 1871.)

SENATORS.

Arthur Ingram Boreman Parkersburg.

Waitman T. Willey Morgantown.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Isaac Harden Duvall Wellsburg.

John S. Witcher Guyandotte.

James C. McGrew Kingivood.

. THE FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1873.)

SENATORS.

Henry Gassaway Davis Piedmont.

Ai thur Ingram Boreman Parkersburg.

REPRESENTATIVES.

John J. Davis Clarksburg.

James C. McGrew Kingwood.

Frank Hereford Union.

THE FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1873 ; to March 3, 1875.)

SENATORS.

Arthur Ingram Boreman Parkersburg.

Henry Gassaway Davis Piedmont.



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representatives.

John J. Davis,* Clarksburg.

Frank Hereford Union.

John Marshall Hagans.t Morgantown.



THE FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1877.)

senators.

Allen T. Capertonff Union.

Samuel PriceJ Leioisburg.

Frank Hereford§ Union.

Henry Gassaway Davis Piedmont.

representatives.

Charles James Faulkner Martinsburg,

Benjamin Wilson Clarksburg

Frank Hereford Union.



THE FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS
(From March 4, 1877., to March 3, 1879.)

SENATORS.

Henry Gassaway Davis Piedmont.

Frank Hereford Union.

representatives.

John Edward Kenna Charleston.

Benjamin Wilson Clarksburg.

Benjamin Franklin Martin Pruntytown.



THE FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1881.)

SENATORS.

Frank Hereford Union.

Henry Gassaway Davis Piedmont.



♦Election unsuccessfully contested by Benjamin Wilson; took his seat January
— i, 1874.

fElection unsuccessfully contested by Benjamin F. Martin: took his seat -Tan
uary 27. 1S74.



ttDied July 26, 1S7G.

„ „ S A PP - Uted in Place of Allen T. Caperton, deceased; took bis seat December 4.
18(0.

sE'ee+ed senator in place of Allen T. Caperton, deceased, Samuel Price having
been appointed pro tempore; took his seal January 31, 1877.



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18 Archives and History. [W. Va.



REPRESENTATIVES.



Benjamin Wilson Clarksburg.

Benjamin Franklin Martin Piedmont.

John Edward Kenna Charleston.



THE FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1881, to March 3, 1883.)

SENATORS.

Johnson N. Camden Parkersburg.

Henry Gassaway Davis Piedmont.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Benjamin Wilson Clarksburg.

John Blair H'oge Martinsburg.

John Edward Kenna Charleston.



THE FORTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1883, to March 3, 18S5.)

SENATORS.

Johnson N. Camden Parkersburg.

John Edward Kenna Charleston.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Nathan Goff, Jr Clarksburg.

William L. Wilson Charles Town.

Charles Philip Snyder Charleston.

Eustace Gibson Huntington.



THE FORTY-NINTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1SS5, to March 3, 1887.)

SENATORS.

Johnson N. Camden Parkersburg.

John Edward KeDna Charleston.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Nathan Goff, Jr Clarksburg.

William L. Wilson Charles Town.

Charles Philip Snyder Charleston.

Eustace Gibson Huntington.



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THE FIFTIETH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1SS7, to March 3, 18S9.)

SENATORS.

Charles James Faulkner Martinsburg.

John Edward Kenna Charleston.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Nathan Goff, Jr Clarksburg.

William L. Wilson Charles Town.

Charles Philip Snyder Charleston.

Charles Edgar Hogg Point Pleasant.



THE FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1889, to March 3, 1891.)

SENATORS.

Charles James Faulkner Martinsburg.

John Edward Kenna Charleston.

REPRESENTATIVES.

George Wesley Atkinson Wheeling.

William L. Wilson Charles Town.

John D. Alderson Summer sville.

James Monroe Jackson* Parkersburg.

Charles Brooks Smitht Parkersburg.

John O. Pendleton* Wheeling.



THE FIFTY-SECOND CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1891, to March 3, 1893.)

SENATORS.

Charles James Faulkner Martinsburg.

John Edward Kenna* Charleston.

Johnson N. Camdent Parkersburg.

REPRESENTATIVES.

John O. Pendeton Wheeling.

William L. Wilson Charles Town.

John D. Alderson Summersville.

James Capehart Point Pleasant.

♦T'nseated February 3, 1890, by Charles Brooks Smith.
tTook bis s<>at February ::. 1890.

^Unseated February 26, 1890, by George Weslev Atkinson, who took his seat Feb-
ruary 26, L890.

*Died January 11, 1893.

fElected as successor of John Edward Kenna. deceased ; and took his seat Jan-
uary 28, 1893.



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THE FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS.

(From March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1895.)

SENATORS.

Charles James Faulkner Martinsburg.

Johnson N. Camden Parkersburg.

REPRESENTATIVES.

John O. Pendleton Wheeling.

William L. Wilson Charles Town.

John D. Alderson Summersville.

James Capehart Point Pleasant.



THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1895 to March 3, 1897.)

SENATORS.

Stephen Benton Elkins Elk ins.

Charles James Faulkner Martinsburg.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Blackburn Barrett Dovenor Wheeling.

Alston Gordon Dayton Philippi.

James H. Huling Charleston.

Warren Miller Ripley.



THE FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1S99.)



SENATORS.



Stephen Benton Elkins Elkins.

Charles James Faulkner Martinsburg.



REPRESENTATIVES.



Blackburn Barrett Dovencr Wheeling.

Alston Gordon Dayton Philippi.

Charles P. Dorr Webster Springs.

Warren Miller Ripley.



THE FIFTY-SIXTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1901.)

SENATORS.

Stephen Benton Elkins Elkins.

Nathan Bay Scott Wheeling.



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REPRESENTATIVES.

Blackburn Barrett Dovener Wheeling.

Alston Gordon Dayton Philippi.

David E. Johnston Bluefield.

Romeo Hoyt Freer Harrisville.



THE FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1901, to March 3, 1903.)

SENATORS.

Stephen Benton Elkins Elkins.

Nathan Bay Scott Wheeling.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Blackburn Barett Dovenor Wheeling.

Alston Gordon Dayton Philippi.

Joseph Holt Gaines Charleston.

James A. Hughes Huntington.



THE FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1905.)

SENATORS.

Stephen Benton Elkins Elkns.

Nathan Bay Scott Wheeling.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Blackburn Barrett Dovenor Wheeling.

Alston Gordon Dayton Philippi.

Joseph Holt Gaines Charleston.

Harry Chapman Woodyard Spencer.

James Anthony Hughes Huntington.



THE FIFTY-NINTH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1907.)

SENATORS.

Stephen Benton Elkins Elkins.

Nathan Bay Scott Wheeling.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Blackburn Barrett Dovenor Wheeling.

Joseph Holt Gaines Charleston.

Thomas Beall Davis Eeyser.

Harry Chapman Woodyard Spencer.

James Anthony Hughes Huntington.



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THE SIXTIETH CONGRESS.
(From March 4, 1907, to March 3, 1909.)

SENATORS.

Stephen Benton Elkins Elkins.

Nathan Bay Scott Wheeling.

REPRESENTATIVES.*

William Pallister Hubbard • Wheeling.

Joseph Holt Gaines Charleston.

George Cookman Sturgiss Worgantown.

Harry Chapman Woodyard Spencer.

James Antohny Hughtes Huntington.



WEST VIRGINIA MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, WITH RESIDENCE, BY

COUNTIES.

SENATORS.

Berkeley County Charles J. Faulkner, Jr.

Greenbrier County Samuel Price.

Kanawha County John Edward Kenna (Both).

Mineral County Henry Gassaway Davis.

Monongalia County Waitman T. Willey.

Monroe County Frank Hereford (Both) .

Monroe County Allen T. Caperton.

Ohio County Nathan Bay Scott.

Jiandolph County Stephen Benton Elkins.

Wood County Arthur Ingram Boreman.

Wood County Johnson N. Camden.

Wood County Peter G. Van Winkle.

REPRESENTATIVES.

Barbour County Alston Gordon Dayton.

Berkeley County — .John Blair Hoge, Charles James Faulkner and Bethuel

M. Kitchen.

Brooke County Isaac H. Duvall.

Cabell County John S. Witcher and Eustace Gibson.

Harrison County — Nathan Goff, Jr.. John J. Davis, and Benjamin Wilson.

Jackson County , Warren Miller.

Jefferson County William L. Wilson.

Kanawha County — Joseph Holt Gaines, James H. Huling, John E. Kenna

(Both Houses), and Charles Philip Snyder.
Mason County — Daniel Polsley. Kellian V. Whaley, Charles E. Hogg and

James Capeharf.

Mercer County David E. Johnston.

Mineral County Thomas Beall Davis.

Monongalia County — George Cookman Sturgiss, and John Marshall Hagans.



Note — All the last named Representatives have been reelected to membership
in the Sixty-First Congress.



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Monroe County Frank Hereford, (Both Houses.)

Nicholas County John D. Alderson.

Ohio County — William P. Hubbard. John O. Pendleton, George W. Atkin-
son, Chester D. Hubbard, and Blackburn Barrett Dove-
ner.

Preston County William Guy Brown, and James C. McGrew.

Ritchie County Romeo H. Freer.

Roane County Harry Chapman Woodyard.

Taylor County Benjamin F. Martin and George R. Latham.

Webster County Charles P. Dorr.

Wood County ...Jacob B. Blair, James M. Jackson, and Charles B. Smith.

From the foregoing it appears that twelve <1 liferent persons have
been members of the Senate; and forty-one persons members of the
House of Representatives.



APPENDIX XIV.



WEST VIRGINIANS WHO WERE IN SOME WAY CONNECT-
ED WITH THE VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT, WHILE
THE TWO STATES WERE ONE.



In the years preeeeding the war between the States, that is, be-
fore the division of Virginia, numbers of West Virginians, were
in various ways connected with the Government of the Old State —
the proud "Old Dominion." Among these were the following:—



HON. JOSEPH JOHNSON:— Of Bridgeport, Harrison county; was born
December 10th, 1785; served as a soldier in the Second War with England;
was a member of the General Assembly in 1815; elected to Congress in
1823 and reelected for different terms betwen that date and 1850; March
21st, 1851, was elected Governor of Virginia by the joint ballot of the
General Assembly, receiving seventy-three votes out of a total of one hun-
dred and twenty-two; fourth Tuesday in May, 185"2, was elected Governor
by the people for the term of four years, defeating George W. Summers
of Kanawha county, by a majority of five thousand votes; died at Bridge-
port, February 27, 1877; the only West Virginian that ever filled the Gu-
bernatorial chair of Virginia.



ELISHA WESLEY McCOMAS:— Born in Cabel county; educated at the
Ohio University, at Athens; studied law and was admitted to the bar in
1S41; was commissioned as Captain in the Eleventh Virginia Infantry,
at the beginning of the War with Mexico; served through the war; was
wounded and taken prisoner; became a member of the General Assembly;
was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia on the ticket with Henry
A. Wise, in 1855; President State Senate, session of 1855-5G; resigned
later and removed to Chicago; became Editor in Chief of the "Chicago
Times", the paper being owned by Cyrus H. McCormack; delivered the
address of welcome to the Prince of Wales upon the occasion of his visit
to Chicago; died March 11, 1890, aged seventy years.



JAMES LAWRENCE CARR:— Born in Albemarle county, Virginia,
February 20, 1813; educated at the University of Virginia, class of 1834;



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came to Kanawha county in 1834; practiced law in "Wheeling in 1835; re-
located in Charleston in 1836, and engaged in the practice of law; upon
the resignation of Elisha Wesley McComas, he was appointed Lieutenant-
Governor, but declined to qualify; served on staff of Governor Wise in the
War between the States; died in Charleston, February l, 1875, and is
buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.



HON. WILLIAM LOWTHER JACKSON:— Born at Clarksburg, Harrison
county, February 5, 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar; served as
Prosecuting Attorney; member of the General Assembly; was second Au-
ditor of Virginia, from 1854 to 1857; was appointed Lieutenant-Governor
on the failure of James Lawrence Carr to qualify; President of State Sen-
ate, session of 1857-58; became a Confederate Brigadier-General of Cav-
alry; removed to Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as a Circuit Judge,
and died there March 26, 1890.



JUDGE LEWIS SUMMERS :—Born in Fairfax county, Virginia, Novem-
ber 7, 1788; settled at Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1808; member of the Ohio Sen-
ate in 1812; located in Kanawha county, in 1814; was a member of the
General Assembly in 1S17-1S; was a member of the Constitutional Con-
vention in 1829-30; elected a Judge of the General Court of Virginia in 1819,
by a joint ballot of the General Assembly; died at White Sulphur Springs,
Greenbrier county, August 27, 1843, having been on the bench twenty-four
years, and was buried at "Walnut Grove", the old homestead, on the Great
Kanawha river.



HON. GEORGE W. SUMMERS:— Born in Fairfax county, Virginia,
March 4, 1807, and as an infant, came with his parents to Kanawha county;
was graduated from the Ohio University at Athens, in 1826; admitted to
the bar in Charleston in 1827; member of the General Assembly in 1830,
and succeeding years; elected to Congress in 1841, and re-elected in 1843;
member of the Constitutional Convention of 1850-51; nominated by Whig
party for Governor in 1852; and came within five thousand votes of an
election; in the spring of 1861, was a representative on the part of Vir-
ginia, in the "Peace Conference", held at Washington, one of the most
important gatherings of public men ever assembled in America; in thta
body took an active part in defence of the Union; died in September, 1868,
and is buried beside his wife and brother Lewis, at "Walnut GGrove" on
the Great Kanawha River.



JUDGE EDWIN S. DUNCAN:— Born in the Shenandoah Valley in 1790;
came to Randolph county in 1819; member therefrom in the General As-
sembly; served as Chief of Staff in Colonel Boothe's Virginia Regiment,
in the Second War with England; removed to Clarksburg in 1816; member
of the State Senate in 1820; United States District Atorney for the West-
ern District of Virginia, in 1824; a member of the Constitutional Conven-



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tion of 1S29-30; elected a Judge of the General Court of Virginia, by a.
joint ballot of the General Assembly in 1831; represented Virginia at the
World's Fair at London, England, in 1851; died at Clarksburg, February
4th, 1858.



JUDGE GEORGE HAY LEE: — Born at Winchester in the Shenandoah
Valley, in 1807, and graduated from the University of Virginia; settled
in Clarksburg, and was admitted to the bar in 1831; represented Harrison
county in the General Assembly; was Prosecuting Attorney of the same
county; then United States District Attorney for the Western District of
Virginia; then a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals in 1850; died at
his home at Clarksburg, November 20, 1873.



COLONEL CHARLES S. MORGAN:— Born in Monongalia county, June
4, 1799; died in Richmond, Virginia, February 15, 1859; was long con-
nected with the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts; was Superin-
tendent of the Penitentiary, and held other positions of public trust in the
service of the Commonwealth. The following is an inscription on the mon-
ument at his tomb in Hollywood Cemetery, the "Beautiful City of the
Dead", at Richmond: "Purity and Wisdom characterized his every ac-
tion in the various positions of Public Life which he occupied for nearly
forty years.'"



JUDGE JAMES NEESON:— Of Marion county; born February 2, 1822;
died in Richmond, January 26, 18S9; was a Judge of the Courts of that
city. On his monument in Hollywood Cemetery, is the legend: "A Wise
Legislator, a Learned Jurist, and a True Gentleman."



HON. SAMUEL PRICE:— Of Greenbrier county; born July 28, 1805;
studied law; was admitted to the bar; was clerk of county in 1831; Prose-
cuting Attorney in 1S33; member of the General Assembly in 1835; mem-
ber of the Conventions of 1S50-51 and 1860; was elected Lieutenant-Gov-
ernor of Virginia in 1863; member of the United States Senate from West
Virginia in 1876-77; and President of the Second Constitutional Conven-
tion of West Virginia in 1S72; died at Lewisburg, February 25, 1884.



HON. JONATHAN M. BENNETT:— Born in Collins Settlement, Lewis
county, October 4, 1816; Clerk of both Courts of his native county; ad-
mitted to the bar in 1843; member of the General Assembly in 1851; be-
came Auditor of Public Accounts in 1857, and served untl the close of the-
war; did much to secure the location of the Hospital for the Insane at
Weston; was a member of the West Virginia Debt Commission, appointed
in 1871; was a member of the Second West Virginia Constitutional Con-
vention; died at Weston, October 2S, 1S87.



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JUDGE JOHN J. ALLEN: — An eminent lawyer in Clarksburg, Harrison
county; was elected as Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Vir-
ginia; was for many years the president of that body; removed to south-
west Virginia, where he died several years ago.



Among West Virginians who were members of the Board of Public
Works, between the years 1S16, and I860, were James McLaughlin, Thomas
P. Moore, Robert Craig, Heirome L. Opie, Andrew Russell, Peter Scales,
Lewis Summers, Philip R. Thompson, and John Jay Jackson, Sr., some
of whom served periods of ten and twelve years.






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