William Wallace Barron

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William W. Barron
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26th Governor of West Virginia
In office
1961–1965
Preceded byCecil H. Underwood
Succeeded byHulett C. Smith
Attorney General of West Virginia
In office
1957–1961
GovernorCecil H. Underwood
Preceded byJohn G. Fox
Succeeded byC. Donald Robertson
Personal details
Born(1911-12-08)December 8, 1911
Elkins, West Virginia
DiedNovember 12, 2002(2002-11-12) (aged 90)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Opal Wilcox Barron
ProfessionPolitician

William Wallace "Wally" Barron (December 8, 1911 – November 12, 2002) was a Democratic politician in West Virginia. He was the state's 26th Governor from 1961 to 1965. He later went to jail for corruption.

Barron's governorship was corrupt. Many officials were convicted of criminal charges including bribery, making false records, conspiracy and tax evasion. In 1971 Barron was convicted of jury tampering in an earlier trial. Barron was sentenced to 5 years in prison.[1]

He died on November 12, 2002 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rice, Otis K.; Stephen W. Brown (1993). West Virginia: a history. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 282–283. ISBN 9780813118543.

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