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West Virginia: State Auditors


West Virginia State Auditors, 1863-2013 (May be incomplete!)
Samuel Crane 1863-65 Joseph McWhorter 1865-69 Thomas Boggess 1869-71 Edward A. Bennett 1871-77 Joseph S. Miller 1877-85 Patrick Fee Duffy 1885-93 Isaac V. Johnson 1893-97 L. M. LaFollette 1897-1901 Arnold C. Scherr 1901-09 John S. Darst 1909-21 John C. Bond 1921-27 Sam C. Mallison 1927-29 Edgar C. Lawson 1929-33 Edgar B. Sims 1933- Denzil L. Gainer 1961-72 Glen B. Gainer, Jr. 1977-93 Glen B. Gainer III 1993-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1863 May 28: Samuel Crane (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1888: George M. Bowers, defeated.
  • 1900: James H. Miller (Dem), defeated.
  • 1927 Mar 15: John C. Bond, resigned.
  • 1927 Mar 18: Sam C. Mallison, appointed.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Edgar B. Sims (Dem), elected; Vernon L. Johnson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Edgar B. Sims (Dem), elected; Allison S. Fleming (Rep), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Edgar B. Sims (Dem), elected; A. Sweeney Fleming (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Edgar B. Sims (Dem), elected; Russell R. Bell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1952: Brad Sayre (Rep), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Edgar B. Sims (Dem), elected; E. Ray Reed (Rep), defeated.
  • 1960 Nov 8: Denzil L. Gainer (Dem), elected; Litz McGuire (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Denzil L. Gainer (Dem), elected; Robert R. Cochrane (Rep), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: John M. Gates (Rep), elected; Denzil L. Gainer (Dem), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Glen B. Gainer, Jr. (Dem), elected; John M. Gates (Rep), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Glen B. Gainer, Jr. (Dem), elected; David Walkup (Rep), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Glen B. Gainer, Jr. (Dem), elected; William D. Bone (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992: Mark Anthony Manchin (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Glen B. Gainer III, elected.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Glen B. Gainer III, elected.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Glen B. Gainer III, elected.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Glen B. Gainer III (Dem), elected; Lisa Thornburg (Rep), defeated.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Glen B. Gainer III (Dem), elected; Larry V. Faircloth (Rep), defeated.
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