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Waitman T. Willey

United States Senator Waitman T. Willey, who was instrumental in the creation of West Virginia, died in Morgantown on May 2, 1900.

Learn more:
"Senator Willey Dead"
"Laid To Rest: Last Rites are Performed Over Senator Willey"
Editorial on Election of Willey and Carlile as United States Senators
US Senate Debate on Acceptance of Waitman Willey and John Carlile as Senators From Virginia
United States Senate Debate on West Virginia Statehood: July 14, 1862
Accounts of Lincoln's Signing of the Statehood Bill

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