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John M. Phelps (R), Mason County, 1863-64

William E. Stevenson (R), Wood County, 1864-69

D. D. T. Farnsworth (R), Upshur County, 1869-71

Lewis Baker (D), Ohio County, 1871-72

Carlos A. Sperry (D), Greenbrier County, 1872

Daniel D. Johnson (D), Tyler County, 1872-77, 1879-81

Ulysses N. Arnett (D), Marion County, 1877-79

Albert E. Summers (D), Kanawha County, 1881-83

Thomas J. Farnsworth (D), Upshur County, 1883-85

George E. Price (D), Mineral County, 1885-89

Robert S. Carr (D), Kanawha County, 1889-91

John W. McCreery (D), Raleigh County, 1891-93

Rankin Wiley, Jr. (D), Mason County, 1893-95

William G. Worley (R), Preston County, 1895-97

Nelson E. Whitaker (R), Ohio County, 1897-99

Oliver S. Marshall (R), Hancock County, 1899-1901

Anthony Smith (R), Tyler County, 1901-03

Clarke W. May (R), Lincoln County, 1903-05

Gustavus A. Northcott (R), Cabell County, 1905-07

Joseph H. McDermott (R), Monongalia County, 1907-09

L. J. Forman (R), Grant County, 1909-11

Henry D. Hatfield (R), McDowell County, 1911-13

Samuel V. Woods (D), Barbour County, 1913-15

E. T. England (R), Logan County, 1915-17

Wells Goodykoontz (R), Mingo County, 1917-19

Charles A. Sinsel (R), Taylor County, 1919-21

Gohen C. Arnold (R), Upshur County, 1921-23

Harry G. Shaffer (R), Boone County, 1923-25

Charles G. Coffman (R), Harrison County, 1925

M. Z. White (R), Mingo County, 1925-33

A. G. Mathews (D), Calhoun County, 1933-35

Charles E. Hodges (D), Monongalia County, 1935-39

William M. LaFon (D), Monroe County, 1939-41

Byron B. Randolph (D), Harrison County, 1941-43

James Paull (D), Brooke County, 1943-45

Arnold M. Vickers (D), Fayette County, 1945-49

W. Broughton Johnston (D), Mercer County, 1949-53

Ralph J. Bean (D), Hardy County, 1953-61

Howard W. Carson (D), Fayette County, 1961-69

Lloyd G. Jackson (D), Lincoln County, 1969-71

E. Hansford McCourt (D), Webster County, 1971-73

William T. Brotherton, Jr. (D), Kanawha County, 1973-81

Warren McGraw (D), Wyoming County, 1981-85

Dan R. Tonkovich (D), Marshall County, 1985-89

Larry A. Tucker (D), Nicholas County, 1989

Keith Burdette (D), Wood County, 1989-95

Earl Ray Tomblin (D), Logan County, 1995-2010

Jeffrey V. Kessler (D), Marshall County, 2011-present


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