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  Hoblitzell, Jr., John D.
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NameJohn D. Hoblitzell, Jr.
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Vienna, West Virginia , United States
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Born December 30, 1912
DiedJanuary 06, 1962 (49 years)
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Sep 29, 2012 02:49am
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InfoSenator from West Virginia; born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., December 30, 1912; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of West Virginia in 1934; involved in the insurance, real estate, construction, and banking businesses; member, board of governors of West Virginia University 1937-1944; served in the United States Naval Reserve 1942-1946, retiring as a lieutenant; member, Wood County School Board 1950-1956; delegate, White House Conference on Education 1954; chairman, Governor´┐Żs West Virginia Commission on State and Local Finance 1954; president, West Virginia School Board Association 1954; member, National Citizens Committee on Higher Education 1955; unsuccessful in 1956 for the Republican nomination to the House of Representatives; appointed on January 25, 1958, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Matthew M. Neely and served from January 25, 1958, to November 4, 1958; unsuccessful candidate for election to the vacancy; resumed his business interests; died in Clarksburg, W.Va., January 6, 1962; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va.


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  11/04/1958 WV US Senate - Special Lost 40.67% (-18.66%)
  01/25/1958 WV US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/08/1956 WV District 4 - R Primary Lost 32.04% (-2.67%)
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