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Waitman T. Willey

Waitman Thomas Willey
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
July 9, 1861 – March 4, 1863
Preceded by James M. Mason
Succeeded by Lemuel J. Bowden
United States Senator
from West Virginia
In office
August 4, 1863 – March 4, 1871
Preceded by (none)
Succeeded by Henry G. Davis
Personal details
Born (1811-10-18)October 18, 1811
Marion County, West Virginia
(now West Virginia)
Died May 2, 1900(1900-05-02) (aged 88)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Political party Unionist,
Republican

Waitman Thomas Willey (October 18, 1811 – May 2, 1900) was an American lawyer and politician from Virginia and West Virginia in the United States Senate and was one of West Virginia's first two Senators.

Biography

Willey was born in 1811, in a log cabin near the present day Waitman T. Willey House in 1839-1840; it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] From 1841 to 1852 he served as Clerk of the County Court of Monongalia County and in 1852 was the Whig candidate for Congress. He was a member of the Virginia Secession Convention in 1861. He became an activist at the First Wheeling Convention for West Virginia statehood. The "Restored Government of Virginia" elected him to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy of Senator James M. Mason. He was later elected to serve as one of the first two U. S. Senators from West Virginia (1863–1871). On May 29, 1862, Willey presented the petition to Congress for the creation of West Virginia.[2]

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External links

  • Encyclopedia VirginiaWaitman T. Willey in
  • biographic sketch at U.S. Congress website
United States Senate
Preceded by
James M. Mason
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Virginia
July 9, 1861 – March 4, 1863
Served alongside: John S. Carlile
Succeeded by
Lemuel J. Bowden
Preceded by
None
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from West Virginia
August 4, 1863 – March 4, 1871
Served alongside: Peter G. Van Winkle and Arthur I. Boreman
Succeeded by
Henry G. Davis


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