William C. Marland

Politician

1918 – 1965

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Who was William C. Marland?

William Casey Marland, a Democrat, was the 24th Governor of West Virginia from 1953 to 1957. He is best known for his early attempts to tax companies that depleted the state's natural resources, especially coal, as well as overseeing the generally non-violent implementation of school desegregation, during an era when other Southern governors opposed it.

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Born
Mar 26, 1918
Johnston City
Also known as
  • William Marland
Spouses
Religion
  • Methodism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • West Virginia University
  • University of Alabama
Died
Nov 26, 1965
Barrington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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