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Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958), Politician, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1414

Scope and Contents

Papers of Matthew Neely, a politician who had a long career as senator, congressman, governor, and Democratic political boss. Collection includes speeches, correspondence, pamphlets, legal papers, photographs, and copies of the Congressional Record . There are also newspaper clipping scrapbooks covering the years 1928-1954 (on five reels of microfilm). Neely had a long career, including law student at West Virginia University, Marion County lawyer, mayor of Fairmont, congressman, 1913-1921, 1945-1947, United States senator, 1923-1929, 1931-1941, 1949-1958, and governor of West Virginia, 1941-1945.


  • 1900-1954


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


10.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 10 ft. 9 1/4 in. (24 document cases, 5 in. each); (2 small flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (1 flat storage box, 3 in.); (1 oversize folder, 1/4 in.); 5 reels of microfilm)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958), Politician, Papers, 1900-1954
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US