On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Aretas B. Fleming  Nathan Goff

On January 15, 1890, an extra session of the West Virginia Legislature convened in Charleston to determine the winner of the disputed 1888 gubernatorial election between Democrat Aretas B. Fleming and Republican Nathan Goff.

Learn more:
"The West Virginia Gubernatorial Election Contest, 1888- 1890"
Disputed Election Results in the Inauguration of 3 Governors
Document-Based Questions

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