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Arthur B. Koontz (1885-1963) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1912
Overview Photographs, correspondence, telegrams, and memorabilia of a corporation lawyer, banker, businessman, Democratic candidate for governor in 1920 and the U.S. Senate in 1934, a Democratic National Committeeman, 1940-1958, a member of West Virginia University's Board of Governors, and holder of the Order of Vandalia for service to West Virginia University. Subjects include the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Convention and campaign of 1956, and Koontz's bequests to colleges and...
Dates: 1907-1964

Carleton Custer Pierce (1877-1958) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1674
Overview Military records, business papers, and correspondence of a brigadier general, Kingwood attorney, state legislator, secretary of the West Virginia Horticultural Society, state adjutant general, and state Selective Service director. Other papers include a letter book, West Virginia National Guard, 1903-1907; state Selective Service memoranda, 1940-1947; and a "Historical Record of Selective Service in West Virginia." Other subjects include the Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad, Pierce's coal...
Dates: ca. 1840-1955

Charles W. Osenton (b.1865) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1215
Overview Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other papers, of a state senate minority leader, 1899-1901, prominent Fayette County lawyer, and Democratic committeeman. Subjects include Osenton's early life; his law training at Georgetown University; his election to the state senate as a "silver" Democrat; William Jennings Bryan's tour of West Virginia, 1908; the presidential election of 1908; and Champ Clark's battle for the Democratic nomination, 1912. The papers also include a collection of...
Dates: ca. 1847-1920

Clarence Edwin Smith (1885-1959) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0258
Overview Correspondence, business and legal records, account books, news releases, clippings, and family papers and photographs of a U.S. marshal (1916-1922); editor of the Fairmont TIMES (1925-1959) and Wheeling REGISTER (1933-1935); Democratic politician; member of the National Bituminous Coal Commission (1935-1939); and businessman. Subjects include: Smith's student days at Virginia Military Institute; West Virginia National Guard; Monongah Mine Relief Committee; Associated Press; Association Against...
Dates: 1787-1957

Clarence Edwin Smith (1885-1959) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1606
Overview Correspondence, business and legal records, account books, news releases, clippings, and family papers and photographs of a U.S. Marshall (1916-1922); editor of the Fairmont TIMES (1925-1959) and Wheeling REGISTER (1933-1935); Democratic politician; member of the National Bituminous Coal Commission (1935-1939); and businessman. Subjects include: Smith's student days at Virginia Military Institute; West Virginia National Guard; Monongah Mine Relief Committee; Associated Press; Association...
Dates: 1787-1957

Francis L. Warder Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1669
Overview Papers of a Grafton attorney, judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, and coal producer. Material includes papers of the Taylor County Democratic Executive Committee, 1934; Anna Jarvis' correspondence concerning her legal affairs in Taylor County; and records of coal production at the Warder mine, 1948-1952.
Dates: 1934-1952

Frank Hereford (1825-1891) Correspondence

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Collection Number: A&M.1367
Scope and Contents Hereford was a lawyer and politician and served in the House of Representatives from 1871 to 1877 when he was elected to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Allen T. Caperton. He served until 1881. The papers include letters of recommendation; congratulations on his election to the Senate; correspondence on West Virginia politics; an editorial letter on the "salary grab;" and letters urging Hereford to run for re-election in 1881.Correspondents include: Daniel W....
Dates: 1866-1892

Frank Hereford (1825-1891) Correspondence

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Collection Number: A&M.1386
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Congressman and U.S. Senator, Frank Hereford. Papers deal with the machinations of the Camden-Davis ring, Hereford's election to the Senate, and West Virginia politics. Most of the letters involve the attempts of Johnson Camden and John E. Kenna to secure Hereford a seat on the Utah Commission in 1886.

Correspondents include: J. Ogden Murray, John E. Kenna, Johnson N. Camden, Lewis Baker, John Brannon, John Echds, and J. W. McCreery.
Dates: 1874-1901

George Seldon Wallace (1871-1963) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1710
Overview Papers of a Huntington attorney, member of the West Virginia National Guard, 1909-1916, employee of the C.&O. Railway Company, president of the Union Bank and Trust Company of Huntington, president of the Ben Lomond Company, president of the Blackberry, Kentucky and West Virginia Coal and Coke Company, attorney for Central City, prosecuting attorney of Cabell County, 1905-1908, chairman of a county Democratic committee, and delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1912. Wallace...
Dates: 1898-1963

Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1199
Overview Papers of Judge Gideon D. Camden (1805-1891) of Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, and papers of his grandson Wilson Lee Camden (1870-1958). Gideon D. Camden was a lawyer, Democratic politician, member of the Virginia Convention of 1850-1851, circuit judge, and state senator (1872-1876). His papers include correspondence, legal and business papers, surveys and plats, and printed material. Subjects include Virginia, West Virginia, and national politics; the railroad, oil, timber, and...
Dates: 1784-1958, undated

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