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Howard Sutherland, Senator, Correspondence regarding Appointments

Collection Number: A&M 4504

Content Description

Correspondence of West Virginia Senator Howard Sutherland mainly regarding recommendations for appointments of West Virginian district attorneys, district attorney assistants, district federal judges, and U.S. Marshalls. There are both incoming and outgoing letters. One predominant recommendation is for Republican James French Strother for Federal District Judge of the Southern District of West Virginia. Strother went on to serve in the sixty-ninth and seventieth congresses from 1925 to 1929.

Many of the correspondents are associated with banks, businesses, industries, insurance companies, and newspapers across West Virginia, many located in Wheeling, WV. Notable correspondents include W.B. Irvine (Vice President of the National Bank of Wheeling), J. Cecil Fee (treasurer and general manager of Central Glass Works of Wheeling), D.N. Blair ( U.S. Treasury Department), and Chas H. Ahrens (West Virginia Prohibition Director).

Letters are arranged chronologically by year, but not by month.


  • Creation: 1916-1923
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1920-1922


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1.25 Linear Feet (1 ft. 3 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each) )



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