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Matthew Mansfield Neely

  • Birth 9 Nov 1874 Grove, Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 18 Jan 1958 Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6837367

US Congressman, US Senator, West Virginia Governor. Served as a Private in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. Represented West Virginia's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, having been elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman John W. Davis, and serving from 1913 to 1921. Defeated for re-election to his House seat, he ran for and was elected as a Senator from West Virginia to the United States Senate, serving first from 1923 to 1929, then from 1931 to 1941. In 1941 he resigned from his Senate postion, having been elected as Governor of West Virginia, which he served from 1941 to 1945. He ran for, and was elcted to, his old 1st District Congressional seat, which he assumed upon the expiration of his Governor's term in 1945. He served in Congress from 1945 to 1947. In 1949 he was elected again as a Senator to the United States Senate, serving from 1949 until his death in office in 1958.

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  • Added: 7 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6837367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Matthew Mansfield Neely (9 Nov 1874–18 Jan 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6837367, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .