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Governor William Wallace Barron


On August 12, 1968, the federal trial of former Governor William Wallace Barron and five other men, charged with conspiracy to engage in bribery in connection with state government contracts, began in Charleston.

Learn more:
"Jurors Picked in Trial Of Barron, Five Others"
"Barron Cleared in Conspiracy Case; Four Others Convicted"
"Barron Pleads Guilty; Perry, Brown Also Cited in Chargest"
Biography of William Wallace Barron


On This Day in West Virginia History: August