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On This Day in West Virginia History, February 12th

February 12, 2023

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

Former congressman Jacob Beeson Blair, who was instrumental in convincing President Abraham Lincoln to sign the West Virginia statehood bill, died on February 12, 1901.

Learn more: Obituary of Jacob Beeson Blair Granville Parker's Account of Jacob Beeson Blair's Role In Lincoln's Approval of the Statehood Bill Accounts of Lincoln's Signing of the Statehood Bill by Waitman T. Willey and Jacob Beeeson Blair Document-Based Questions

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