Spicer Patrick
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 21.902 W 081° 39.874
17S E 441942 N 4246526
Spicer Patrick became the first Speaker of the House in WV.
Waymark Code: WM144B2
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/11/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Spicer Patrick

Born 1791 in New York, he moved to Kanawha County to practice medicine and became a prominent politician. He served several terms in the VA Assembly and opposed secession at the 1861 Richmond Convention. In 1863, Patick was elected to the WV House of Delegates, where he became the first Speaker of the House. He later served in the State Senate, 1870!71. Patrick died in 1884.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: Spicer Patrick

Marker Location: South of Kanawha Blvd.

County or Independent City: Charleston, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2019

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