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Politicians in Manufacturing in West Virginia
not elsewhere classified

W. M. Parker William Morrill Parker (1889-1970) — also known as W. M. Parker — of Vienna, Wood County, W.Va.; Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 13, 1889. Republican. Electrical insulation manufacturer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wood County, 1951-54; chair of Wood County Republican Party, 1952-54. Episcopalian. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., April 6, 1970 (age 80 years, 297 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Parker and Anna (Cruickshank) Parker; married, October 1, 1913, to Anna Hall Jones.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
Frank B. Robinson Frank Barnes Robinson (b. 1885) — also known as Frank B. Robinson — of Ranson, Jefferson County, W.Va. Born in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., September 20, 1885. Republican. Farmer, fruit grower; manufacturer; banker; member of West Virginia state senate 15th District, 1927-30. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Patriotic Order Sons of America. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  J. E. Watson (b. 1917) — also known as Ned Watson — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Born in Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., November 8, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; manufacturer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Marion County, 1953-56, 1959-70; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Elks; Moose; Izaak Walton League; Fraternal Order of Police; Phi Gamma Delta; American Judicature Society; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Reserve Officers Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. E. Watson, Jr. and Eleanor (Blackford) Watson; married, May 5, 1942, to Altidel Weager.
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