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Name County Politics Elected or Appointed
Samuel Crane Randolph Republican 1863
Joseph McWhorter Roane Republican 1864
Joseph McWhorter Roane Republican 1866
Thomas Boggess Roane Republican 1868
1Edward A. Bennett Marion Democrat 1870- 72
Joseph S. Miller Cabell Democrat 1876
Joseph S. Miller Cabell Democrat 1880
Patrick Fee Duffy Webster Democrat 1884
Patrick Fee Duffy Webster Democrat 1888
Isaac V. Johnson Barbour Democrat 1892
L. M. LaFollette Taylor Republican 1896
Arnold C. Sherr Mineral Republican 1900
Arnold C. Sherr Mineral Republican 1904
John S. Darst Jackson Republican 1908
John S. Darst Jackson Republican 1912
John S. Darst Jackson Republican 1916
John C. Bond Kanawha Republican 1920
John C. Bond Kanawha Republican 1924
2Sam T. Mallison Harrison Republican 1927- 28
Edgar C. Lawson Kanawha Republican 1928
Edgar B. Sims Harrison Democrat 1932
Edgar B. Sims Harrison Democrat 1936
Edgar B. Sims Harrison Democrat 1940
Edgar B. Sims Harrison Democrat 1944
Edgar B. Sims Harrison Democrat 1948
Edgar B. Sims Harrison Democrat 1952
Edgar B. Sims Harrison Democrat 1956
3Litz McGuire Logan Republican Appointed June 22, 1960
4Denzil L. Gainer Calhoun Democrat 1960
4Denzil L. Gainer Calhoun Democrat 1964
4Denzil L. Gainer Calhoun Democrat 1968
5John M. Gates Raleigh Democrat Appointed November 8, 1972
Glen B. Gainer, Jr. Wood Democrat 1976
Glen B. Gainer, Jr. Wood Democrat 1980
Glen B. Gainer, Jr. Wood Democrat 1984
Glen B. Gainer, Jr. Wood Democrat 1988
Glen B. Gainer, III Wood Democrat 1992
Glen B. Gainer, III Wood Democrat 1996
Glen B. Gainer, III Wood Democrat 2000
Glen B. Gainer, III Wood Democrat 2004
Glen B. Gainer, III Wood Democrat 2008
Glen B. Gainer, III Wood Democrat 2012

1Unopposed in 1872.
2Appointed by Governor, March 18, 1927 to fill vacancy caused by resignation of John C. Bond, March 15, 1927. Elected in 1928 for unexpired term of John C. Bond, ending March 3, 1929.
3Appointed June 22, 1960, to fill vacancy created by death of Edgar B. Simms, June 20, 1960.
4Placed on the ballot by the State Democratic Executive Committee after the death of Edgar B. Simms, June 20, 1960.
5Denzil L. Gainer, died October 31, 1972 but was too late to place another name on the ballot.

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