Henry C. McWhorter
McWhorter served in the Union Army, reaching the rank of captain. He resigned from active service in 1863 due to a wound and spent the remainder of the war as a clerk in the provost marshal's office. After the war he was admitted to the bar (1866) and spent four terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates, serving as Speaker 1868-9. He was again a Delegate from 1885-7. McWhorter attended the 1868 Republican Party convention as an at-large delegate from West Virginia. He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in 1888, but in 1896 he was elected for a twelve-year term.
McWhorter was married four times. He married Mary Hardman in 1857; she died in 1878. He married Eliza F. McWhorter in 1879; she died in 1881. He married Lucy M. Clark in 1885; she died in 1900. He married Caroline M. Gates in 1904.
- The green bag: a useless but entertaining magazine for lawyers, Volume 12 (1900), p. 301-2
- Bench and Bar of West Virginia, ed. George W. Atkinson, Charleston, WV: Virginian Law Book Co., 1919, p. 162
- Murmurmontis, 1914 (West Virginia Wesleyan College yearbook), dedication to McWhorter
- Who's Who in America, Sixth Edition (1910-1), p. 1252
- History of Greenbriar County, entry "Judge Joseph Marcellus M'Whorter"