April 9, 2023
Vintage West Virginia
Delegates to the 1871-72 Constitutional Convention
Delegates approved a new constitution for West Virginia on April 9, 1872. Voters of the state ratified the document on August 22.
Learn more: Approval of the New West Virginia Constitution 1872 West Virginia Constitution Convention Directory Samuel Price to Governor John J. Jacob, April 9, 1872 Front Page of the 1872 West Virginia Constitution Document-Based Questions