John M. Wolverton

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John M. Wolverton

John Marshall Wolverton (born January 31, 1872 in Big Bend , Calhoun County , West Virginia , †  August 19, 1944 in Richwood , West Virginia) was an American politician .

Wolverton graduated from the Law Department at West Virginia University in Morgantown . After graduating in 1901, he was admitted to the bar that same year and began practicing in Grantsville . In 1904 he moved to Richwood. In 1918 and 1919 he was mayor of this city. Wolverton previously served as district attorney in Nicholas County from 1913 to 1917 . From 1921 to 1925 he held this office again.

Wolverton was elected as a Republican in the 69th  Congress and represented there from March 4, 1925 to March 3, 1927 the state of West Virginia in the US House of Representatives . His renewed candidacy failed in 1926. Wolverton was only re-elected to the 71st Congress and was thus from March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1931 a second time member of the US House of Representatives. In 1930, 1932 and most recently in 1936 he ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives. However, he could not win another mandate. After retiring from politics, he began practicing again in Richwood. Wolverton died in Richwood in 1944 and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery .

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