HAGANS, John Marshall, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Brandonville, Preston
County, Va. (now West Virginia), August 13, 1838; attended the public schools;
studied law at Harvard University; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and
commenced practice in Morgantown; elected prosecuting attorney for Monongahela
County in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1870; law reporter for the supreme court of
appeals from January 1864 to March 4, 1873; mayor of Morgantown 1866, 1867, and
1869; member of the State constitutional convention in 1871; elected as a
Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875);
unsuccessful candidate for renomination; member of the State house of delegates
1879-1883; elected judge of the second judicial district in 1888 and served
until his death in Morgantown, W.Va., June 17, 1900; interment in Oak Grove
BibliographyHagans, John Marshall.
Brief Sketch of the Erection and Formation of the State of West
Virginia from the Territory of Virginia. Charleston, WV: Butler
Printing Company, 1891.