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On This Day in West Virginia History, January 13th

January 13, 2023

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

On January 13, 1905, Joseph H. Diss Debar, legislator, Commissioner of Immigration, and designer of the State Seal, died in Philadelphia.

Learn more: "Story About One of the State's Most Interesting Characters" Sources on Joseph H. Diss Debar Sketches by Joseph H. Diss Debar Letter, J. H. Diss Debar to Arthur I. Boreman, 7 June 1864 Diss Debar account of Charles Dickens's first trip to America Document-Based Questions

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