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  Neely, Matthew M.
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NameMatthew M. Neely
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Fairmont, West Virginia , United States
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Born November 09, 1874
DiedJanuary 18, 1958 (83 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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InfoNEELY, Matthew Mansfield, a Representative and a Senator from West Virginia; born near Groves, Doddridge County, W.Va., November 9, 1874; attended the public schools and Salem College at Salem, W.Va.; served as a private in the infantry during the Spanish-American War; graduated from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1901 and from the law department of the same university in 1902; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Fairmont, Marion County; mayor of Fairmont 1908-1910; clerk of the State house of delegates 1911-1913; was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John W. Davis; reelected to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses and served from October 14, 1913, to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected in 1922 as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928; elected to the United States Senate in 1930; reelected in 1936 and served from March 4, 1931, until his resignation on January 12, 1941, having been elected Governor; chairman, Committee on Rules (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-sixth Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (Seventy-seventh Congress); Governor of West Virginia 1941-1945; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954 and served from January 3, 1949, until his death in the naval hospital, Bethesda, Md., January 18, 1958; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Eighty-first, Eighty-second, Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses); interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, W.Va.


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  11/02/1954 WV US Senate Won 54.82% (+9.64%)
  05/11/1954 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 75.10% (+59.52%)
  07/01/1952 US President - D Primaries Lost 3.90% (-60.65%)
  05/13/1952 WV US President - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1948 WV US Senate Won 56.99% (+13.98%)
  05/11/1948 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 49.23% (+22.97%)
  11/05/1946 WV District 01 Lost 46.91% (-6.18%)
  11/07/1944 WV District 01 Won 50.41% (+0.82%)
  11/03/1942 WV US Senate Lost 44.64% (-10.73%)
  08/04/1942 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 65.63% (+33.74%)
  11/05/1940 WV Governor Won 56.38% (+12.77%)
  05/14/1940 WV Governor - D Primary Won 55.58% (+13.33%)
  11/03/1936 WV US Senate Won 58.95% (+18.14%)
  05/12/1936 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 74.96% (+54.47%)
  11/04/1930 WV US Senate Won 61.91% (+24.05%)
  11/06/1928 WV US Senate Lost 49.18% (-1.49%)
  11/07/1922 WV US Senate Won 51.15% (+3.55%)
  11/02/1920 WV District 1 Lost 49.74% (-0.52%)
  11/05/1918 WV District 01 Won 52.79% (+6.35%)
  11/07/1916 WV District 01 Won 50.65% (+1.29%)
  11/03/1914 WV District 01 Won 44.42% (+0.97%)
  10/14/1913 WV District 01 Special Election Won 42.92% (+9.29%)
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Secretary of Defense - Jan 28, 1953 NPA Reject