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Encyclopedia > William C. Marland

William C. Marland (b. March 26, 1918, d. November 26, 1965), a Democrat, was governor of West Virginia from 1953 to 1957. He is best known for being employed as a taxi driver in Chicago, Illinois after his term. March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Official languages English Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Taxis as seen in New York City Taxi may mean: // Transport A form of public transportation: see taxicab. ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ...


He was born in Johnson City, Illinois on March 26, 1918. His parents moved to a tiny coal mining community in Wyoming County, West Virginia when he was seven. March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. ... Wyoming County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ...


He became a member of the democratic "machine" that controlled the state's politics and was slated by it for high office. After a term as state Attorney General he was selected to run for governor in the 1952 election. In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... 1952 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


His term as governor was marked by investigations into the corruption of the "machine", as the United States Attorney, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower was in Republican hands for the first time since 1932. His proposal to borrow money for a large highway building effort was rejected in a statewide referendum by a large margin, primarily because it was the widespread belief of most voters that the state government was corrupt and little of the money would actually find its way to highway building. He also began to propose his own agenda, which was sometimes at odds with the "machine's" agreed views. United States Attorneys represent the U.S. federal government in United States district court. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party [1]), is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Mitchell Freeway in Perth, Western Australia For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


The pressure of the office and the investigations exacerbated his lifelong alcoholism and led to "lost weekends". Eventually the State Police, who had previously not provided a guard for the governor, began to accompany him, more to prevent his binges than to provide actual protection. Bold text Polish propaganda poster saying: Stop drinking! Come with us and build a happy tomorrow. ... // United States In the United States, state police are a police body unique to each U.S. state, having statewide authority to conduct law enforcement activities and criminal investigations. ...


At the time, the state had a one-term term limit and he was succeeded by Cecil H. Underwood, the first Republican to hold the office in a generation. Underwood's first action was to fire every state employee, and encourage a further investigation into the "machine's" actions. A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute, or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... Cecil Harland Underwood (born November 5, American Republican Party politician from West Virginia, known for the length of his career. ...


Marland coveted a slating as a candidate for the United States Senate but his failure to follow the "machine's" wishes in all things caused this to be denied him. He took a job with a bank in Chicago, and left the state in 1957. His alcohol problems became more severe and he was committed to an institution and fell from public view. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1963 he was recognized by a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times working as a taxi driver. This was turned into a wire service story and received with great interest in West Virginia and elsewhere. Marland claimed that he was working in the position as a kind of therapy, calling it "good honest work", but others believed that he simply needed the money. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... New Chicago Sun-Times building located at 350 N. Orleans St. ... A news agency is an organization journalists established to supply news reports to organizations in the news trade: newspapers, magazines, and radio and television broadcasters. ...


He died of alcohol-related illnesses on November 26, 1965. November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ...



Preceded by:
Okey L. Patteson
Governor of West Virginia
1953–1957
Succeeded by:
Cecil H. Underwood


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... Cecil Harland Underwood (born November 5, American Republican Party politician from West Virginia, known for the length of his career. ...


 
 

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