|Address||18 California Ave |
Charleston, West Virginia , United States
|| November 08, 1936
Aug 24, 2012 08:09pm
|Info||Darrell V. McGraw, Jr. (D) was born in Wyoming County, the son of Julia ZeKany McGraw and the late Darrell V. McGraw. Reared at McGraws/Tipple, he attended John McGraw School, Pineville High School, Berea Academy, U.S. Army Leadership School and West Virginia University, where he earned bachelor's master's and juris doctorate degrees. |
Judge McGraw is a Knight of the Golden Horseshoe. He is an honor graduate of the Army Leadership School and was president of the student body of West Virginia University. He was a post-graduate Fellow/Scholar funded by the Ford Foundation.
Judge McGraw was a general attorney for the federal government, counsel to Governor Hulett C. Smith, and counsel to the West Virginia Legislature. He was on staff at West Virginia University, served as private counselor at law and as Justice and then Chief Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Judge McGraw is married to Dr. Jorea M. Marple, and is the father of Julia Elizabeth, Sarah Ruth Tyler McGraw-Plaster, Darrell III, Elliot Catherine ZeKany, and has one grandchild. He is a member of Rotary and the United Methodist Church.
As Attorney General, Judge McGraw administers an office consisting of 69 lawyers and 99 support staff, serving the needs of seven different divisions. Those divisions are: the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division; the Civil Rights Division; the Appellate and Opinions Division; the Health and Human Resources Division; the Administration and Public Safety Divsion; the Tax, Revenue, Education, Arts and Transportation Division; and the Employment Programs Litigation Unit. Collectively, those divisions work on thousands of cases and matters each year, represent the State and its agencies in all important litigation, and aggressively represent the interests of consumers throughout the State. The Consumer Protection Division alone generated almost $9.1 million in restitution, refunds, debt forgiveness and penalties during the past year.