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Peter Godwin Van Winkle


Sep 07, 1808

Peter Van Winkle was born in New York City

1835

Peter Van Winkle moved to Parkersburg

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1840

William P. Rathbone and his sons purchased 12,000 acres at Burning Springs Run in Wirt County.

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1857

Peter Van Winkle served as the president of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad

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1860

Samuel D. Karnes stuck oil and began producing, opening Burning Springs oil field

1861

Peter Van Winkle served in the Second Wheeling Convention

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1862

Peter Van Winkle represented Wood County in Constitutional Convention

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Aug 04, 1863

Peter Van Winkle was elected as one of West Virginia's first U.S. Senators

1868

Senator Peter Van Winkle cast the next-to-last vote and only Republican vote that saved President Andrew Johnson from being removed on impeachment charges

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1869

Peter G. Van Winkle term as West Virginia's first U.S. senator ended

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Apr 15, 1872

Peter Van Winkle died in Parkersburg


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