William Wallace Barron

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William W. Barron
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26th Governor of West Virginia
In office
Preceded by Cecil H. Underwood
Succeeded by Hulett C. Smith
Attorney General of West Virginia
In office
Governor Cecil H. Underwood
Preceded by John G. Fox
Succeeded by C. Donald Robertson
Personal details
Born (1911-12-08)December 8, 1911
Elkins, West Virginia
Died November 12, 2002(2002-11-12) (aged 90)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Opal Wilcox Barron
Profession Politician
Religion Presbyterian

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.

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  1. Rice, Otis K. (1993). West Virginia: a history. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 282–283. ISBN 9780813118543.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)

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