WOLVERTON, John Marshall, (1872 - 1944)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

WOLVERTON, John Marshall, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Big Bend, Calhoun County, W.Va., January 31, 1872; attended country schools and Glenville and Fairmont State Normal Schools; was graduated from the law department of the West Virginia University at Morgantown in 1901; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Grantsville, Calhoun County, W.Va.; moved to Richwood in 1904; mayor of Richwood in 1918 and 1919; prosecuting attorney of Nicholas County 1913-1917 and 1921-1925; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; elected to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress, and for election in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Richwood, W.Va., where he died August 19, 1944; interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.