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Encyclopedia > Francis Harrison Pierpont

Francis Harrison Pierpont (January 25, 1814March 24, 1899), called the Father of West Virginia, was an American lawyer, politician, and governor of the union controlled parts of Virginia during the Civil War. After the war, he was the Governor of all of Virginia. statue of Francis Harrison Pierpont; http://www. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Mountain State Official languages English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 0. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-four mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the... The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ...


Born near Morgantown (and kin to its founder Zackquill Morgan), Pierpont grew up in western Virginia, in what is today Marion County, West Virginia and was linked with the region's history for the rest of his life. He graduated from Allegheny College, and was admitted to the bar in 1841. In 1848 he became the local attorney for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Morgantown is a city located in Monongalia County, West Virginia on the banks of the Monongahela River. ... Colonel Zackquill Morgan was a son of Colonel Morgan Morgan, the first known white settler in what would become the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Allegheny College is a small private liberal arts college located in Meadville, Pennsylvania located 90 miles north of Pittsburgh and 90 miles east of Cleveland. ... take you to calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ...


An active supporter of Abraham Lincoln, Pierpont became more involved in politics with the outbreak of the Civil War. When Virginia seceded, he organized a convention of Unionists from the northern and northwestern counties of the state, which declared that their elected officials had abandoned their posts and elected Pierpont provisional governor of Virginia. A legislature was set up, a new constitution was drafted, and representatives were seated in the Federal Congress. The state adopted the name West Virginia and was admitted into the Union in 1863. When Arthur I. Boreman was elected governor for West Virginia, Pierpont became governor of the "restored" state of Virginia, those counties occupied by Union troops. The capital, originally in Alexandria, moved in 1865 to Richmond, where Pierpont became governor of the whole state of Virginia. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... Map of the division of the states during the Civil War. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Arthur Ingram Boreman (July 24, 1823–April 19, 1896) was the first governor of the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Old Town Alexandria, viewed from the west, as seen from the observation deck of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ...


After he was replaced by a military commander in 1868, Pierpont returned to his law practice in West Virginia. He served one term in the state legislature in 1870 and was collector of Internal Revenue under President James Garfield. He died 18 years later in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 24, 1899. 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... . The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government agency that collects taxes and enforces the tax laws. ... James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 - September 19, 1881) was the 20th (1881) President of the United States, the first left-handed President, and the second U.S. President to be assassinated. ... Skyline of downtown Pittsburgh Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ...


In 1910, the state of West Virginia donated a marble statue of Pierpont to the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Mountain State Official languages English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 0. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the building which serves as home for the legislative branch of the United States government. ... The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol is comprised of statues donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history. ...


External links

  • http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh/pierpont.cfm
Preceded by:
William "Extra Billy" Smith
Governor of Virginia
1865–1868
Succeeded by:
Henry H. Wells

 
 

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