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Encyclopedia > Okey L. Patteson

Okey L. Patteson was born in Raleigh County, West Virginia on September 14, 1898. He was Governor of West Virginia for the term following the 1948 election. He was a member of the United States Democratic Party and of the "machine" that totally controled politics in that era in the state. Raleigh County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... list of West Virginia Governors Arthur I. Boreman Republican 1863-1869 Daniel D. T. Farnsworth Republican 1869-1869 William E. Stevenson Republican 1869-1871 John J. Jacob Democratic 1871-1877 Henry M. Mathews Democratic 1877-1881 Jacob B. Jackson Democratic 1881-1885 Emanuel W. Wilson Democratic 1885-1890 Aretas B... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


He is best known for his decision to place the state's first medical school at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, only seven miles from the Pennsylvania border and only seventy miles from the existing University of Pittsburgh hospital, rather than in the more centrally located Charleston, West Virginia, a decison that effects the state to this day. A street in Morgantown is thus named for him, although he never attended the school. West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... Morgantown is a city located in Monongalia County, West Virginia on the banks of the Monongahela River. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Charleston, WV Capitol Building Charleston is the capital of West Virginia, a state of the United States of America. ...


He also is known for the initial construction of the West Virginia Turnpike, which was to be a 4-lane road system throughout the state, although, after his term, it was superseded by the interstate highway system, with only a 2-lane section between Charleston and Princeton, West Virginia ever completed. Memorial Tunnel on the West Virginia Turnpike, opened in 1954 The West Virginia Turnpike is a toll road in the US state of West Virginia. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Princeton is a city located in Mercer County, West Virginia. ...


After his term he served as general manager of the Turnpike. He died on July 3, 1989. July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



Preceded by:
Clarence W. Meadows
Governor of West Virginia
19491953
Succeeded by:
William C. Marland


list of West Virginia Governors Arthur I. Boreman Republican 1863-1869 Daniel D. T. Farnsworth Republican 1869-1869 William E. Stevenson Republican 1869-1871 John J. Jacob Democratic 1871-1877 Henry M. Mathews Democratic 1877-1881 Jacob B. Jackson Democratic 1881-1885 Emanuel W. Wilson Democratic 1885-1890 Aretas B... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... William C. Marland (b. ...


 
 

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