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Nathan Goff

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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