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Lawyer

Henry Clay Mcwhorter, American lawyer. Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1880, 1908. Elector for Hall of Fame, Syracuse University, 1905; Mason.

Background

Mcwhorter, Henry Clay was born on February 20, 1836 in Marion Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Fields and Margaret (Kester) M.

Education

Enlisted in Union Army, as private, September 16, 1861. Mustered September 30, as Second lieutenant. Promoted captain, March 2, 1862.

Resigned on account of wound, September 17, 1863. In provost marshal’s enrollment office, chief clerk, 1863-1865.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1866. Member West Virginia House of Delegates, 4 terms, 1865-1868 (chairman judicial committee) and 1885, 1887 (speaker 1868). Prosecuting attorney, 1869-1873.

Postmaster Charleston, West Virginia, 1891-1893. Judge Supreme Court Appeals of West Virginia, 1897-1908 (presiding judge 3 years).

Membership

Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1880, 1908. Elector for Hall of Fame, Syracuse University, 1905.

Connections

Married Mary Hardmann, December 16, 1857 (died 1878). Married second, Eliza F. McWhorter, May 8, 1879 (died 1881).; married 4th, Mistress.

father:
Fields M.

mother:
Margaret (Kester) M.

spouses:
Mary Hardmann

Eliza F. McWhorter

Mistress