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The Executive Branch


1863

Constitution stated that the "executive department shall consist of a governor, secretary of state, superintendent of free schools, auditor, treasurer and attorney general."

Other events that happened on or around 1863

Dec 26, 1872

Secretary of State was made an appointed office

Other events that happened on or around December 26, 1872

1902

Voters amended the constitution making Secretary of State an elected office

Other events that happened on or around 1902

1911

The elective Office of Agriculture Commissioner was created

Other events that happened on or around 1911

Nov 04, 1930

Voters rejected a proposed amendment to create office of lieutenant-governor

Other events that happened on or around November 04, 1930

Nov 08, 1932

Edgar B. Sims of Harrison County was elected state auditor

Other events that happened on or around November 08, 1932

1933

William Smith O’Brien began serving as secretary of state

Nov 06, 1934

Voters at general election added the agriculture commissioner to the Executive Branch of government

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 1934

1949

William O'Brien left office as West Virginia Secretary of State

1958

State superintendent of schools became a Board of Education appointee

Other events that happened on or around 1958

Jun 20, 1960

Edgar Sims died

Nov 03, 1964

Gus Douglass was elected Commissioner of Agriculture

Other events that happened on or around November 03, 1964

Nov 05, 1968

West Virginians ratified the Modern Budget Amendment to the state constitution

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1968

1969

Chauncey H. Browning Jr. was elected attorney general

1969

Members of the Board of Public Works had no voice in preparation of the budget under Modern Budget Amendment

Other events that happened on or around 1969

1977

Democrat John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV was inaugurated as governor

Other events that happened on or around 1977


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