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On This Day in West Virginia History, January 10th

January 10, 2023

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

On January 10, 1859, President James Buchanan appointed Democrat Charles Faulkner of Berkeley County as American Minister to France. Faulkner had been recently defeated in the election to retain his seat in the United States House of Representatives.

Learn more: Obituary of Charles Faulkner Finding Aid to the Carter/Faulkner Family Collection Document-Based Questions

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