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West Virginia: State Attorneys General

West Virginia State Attorneys General, 1863-2012 (May be incomplete!)
Aquilla B. Caldwell 1863-64 Ephraim B. Hall 1865 Edwin Maxwell 1866 Thayer Melvin 1867-69 Aquilla B. Caldwell 1869-70 Joseph Sprigg 1871-73 Henry Mason Mathews 1873-77 Robert White 1877-81 Cornelius C. Watts 1881-85 Alfred Caldwell 1885-93 Thomas S. Riley 1893-97 Edgar P. Rucker 1897-1901 Romeo H. Freer 1901-05 Clark W. May 1905-08 William G. Conley 1908-13 A. A. Lilly 1913-17 Edward T. England 1917-25 Howard B. Lee 1925-33 Homer A. Holt 1933-37 Clarence W. Meadows 1937-42 William S. Wysong 1942-43 Ira J. Partlow 1945-49 William C. Marland 1948-52 C. Donald Robertson 1961-63

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1863 May 28: Aquilla B. Caldwell (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1888: William P. Hubbard, defeated.
  • 1908 Apr 25: Clark W. May, died in office.
  • 1924: Fleming N. Alderson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Howard B. Lee (Rep), elected.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Howard B. Lee (Rep), elected.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Clarence W. Meadows (Dem), elected; Philip H. Hill (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Clarence W. Meadows (Dem), elected; Naaman Jackson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Ira J. Partlow (Dem), elected; John T. Simms (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Ira J. Partlow (Dem), elected; Walter F. Ball (Rep), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: W. Wallace Barron (Dem), elected; John A. Field, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1960 Nov 8: C. Donald Robertson (Dem), elected; Elmer H. Dodson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Chauncey H. Browning, Jr. (Dem), elected; Charles H. Haden II (Rep), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Chauncey H. Browning, Jr. (Dem), elected; Joseph A. Laurita, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Chauncey H. Browning, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Chauncey H. Browning, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Charlie Brown (Dem), elected; John F. McCuskey (Rep), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Mario J. Palumbo (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Darrell V. McGraw, Jr. (Dem), elected; Hiram Lewis IV (Rep), defeated.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Patrick Morrisey (Rep), elected; Darrell V. McGraw, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
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