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On This Day in West Virginia History, April 15th

April 15, 2023

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

Peter Godwin Van Winkle, who represented West Virginia in the United States Senate from 1863 to 1869, died in Parkersburg on April 15, 1872.

Learn more: Death of statehood leader & U.S. Senator Peter G. Van Winkle Obituary of Peter G. Van Winkle Sketch of the Life of Peter G. Van Winkle Speech of Hon. P. G. Van Winkle on the Reorganization of Virginia and Admission of West Virginia "What's In A Name?": The Naming of West Virginia Document-Based Questions

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