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Goff-Reece family of Clarksburg, West Virginia

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  Nathan Goff Sr. — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1863, 1865, 1870. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Nathan Goff Jr. (1843-1920).
  Political family: Goff-Reece family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  Nathan Goff Jr. (1843-1920) — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, Va. (now W.Va.), February 9, 1843. Republican. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1867-68; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1872, 1876; U.S. Attorney for West Virginia, 1876-82; candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1876, 1888; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1881; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1883-89; defeated, 1870, 1874; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1892-1913; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1913-19. Episcopalian. Suffered a stroke of paralysis, and died, in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., April 24, 1920 (age 77 years, 75 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Clarksburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Goff Sr.; married 1865 to Lrua Despard; married, August 28, 1919, to Catherine Penny; father of Guy Despard Goff (1866-1933); grandfather of Louise Goff Reece.
  Political family: Goff-Reece family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Guy Despard Goff (1866-1933) — also known as Guy D. Goff — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., September 13, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1911-15; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; member, U.S. Shipping Board, 1920-21; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1925-31; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1928. Episcopalian. Died in Thomasville, Thomas County, Ga., January 7, 1933 (age 66 years, 116 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Laura E. (Despard) Goff and Nathan Goff Jr.; married, September 8, 1906, to Anita F. Baker; father of Louise Goff Reece (1898-1970) (who married Brazilla Carroll Reece).
  Political family: Goff-Reece family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Brazilla Carroll Reece (1889-1961) — also known as B. Carroll Reece — of Butler, Johnson County, Tenn.; Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. Born in a log cabin near Butler, Johnson County, Tenn., December 22, 1889. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1921-31, 1933-47, 1951-61; died in office 1961; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1932, 1936, 1944, 1948 (speaker), 1956, 1960; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1939-40; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1946-48; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1948; Tennessee Republican state chair, 1958. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Economic Association; American Statistical Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Delta Sigma Pi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 19, 1961 (age 71 years, 87 days). Interment at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of John Isaac Reece and Sarah E. (Maples) Reece; married, October 30, 1923, to Louise Goff (1898-1970) (daughter of Guy Despard Goff).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Louise Goff Reece (1898-1970) — also known as Louise G. Reece; Louise Goff; Mrs. Carroll Reece — of Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., November 6, 1898. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1956 (alternate), 1964; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1st District, 1961-63; member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 1967. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Colonial Dames. Died in Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., May 14, 1970 (age 71 years, 189 days). Interment at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Tenn.
  Relatives: Daughter of Guy Despard Goff; married, October 30, 1923, to Brazilla Carroll Reece; granddaughter of Nathan Goff Jr. (1843-1920).
  Political family: Goff-Reece family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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