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Nathan Goff

Nathan Goff, American senator. Served in Union Army, Lieutenant to major, 1861-1865; member West Virginia House of Representatives, 1867; member 48th to 50th Congresses (1883-1889).

Background

  • Goff, Nathan was born on February 9, 1843 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of Nathan Goff.

  • Education

    • Educated Northwestern (Virginia) Academy, Georgetown College, and University City of New York. (Doctor of Laws, Georgetown, 1889.

    Career

    • Served in Union Army, Lieutenant to major, 1861-1865. Admitted to bar, 1866. Member West Virginia House of Representatives, 1867.

      United State Attorneys, District West Virginia, 1868-1881. Republican candidate for Congress, 1870, 1874, for government, 1876. Secretary of the Navy in cabinet of President Hayes, 1881.

      Again United States district attorney, 1881-1882. Member 48th to 50th Congresses (1883-1889). Elected governor West Virginia, 1888, on the face of returns by plurality of 130 votes, but election was contested by the Democratic candidate, who was seated by a majority vote of the legislature.

      United States circuit judge, 4th Circuit, 1892-1911. Judge The United States of America Circuit Court of Appeals, January 1912-1913. United States senator, 1913-1919.

      Address: Clarksburg, West Virginia.

    Membership

    Served in Union Army, Lieutenant to major, 1861-1865. Member West Virginia House of Representatives, 1867. Member 48th to 50th Congresses (1883-1889).

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Penny, August 28, 1919.
    • father: Nathan Goff. Goff
    • spouse: Catherine Penny
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    Died April 24, 1920
    (aged 77)
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