Alberta Ramage Neely

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Alberta Ramage Neely
Born (1880-08-27)August 27, 1880
Milford, Pennsylvania
Died June 30, 1976(1976-06-30) (aged 95)
Fairmont, West Virginia
Nationality American
Known for First lady of West Virginia, 1941-1945

Alberta Ramage Neely (1880–1976) was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Matthew M. Neely and served as that state's First Lady, 1941-1945.

She was born August 27, 1880, at Milford, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Fairmont Normal School, now Fairmont State University, and attended Randolph-Macon College at Ashland, Virginia and Emerson College of Elocution at Boston, Massachusetts. In 1903, she married Matthew M. Neely. As first lady during the U.S. involvement in World War II, she sold war bonds and raised money for servicemen's clubs. After leaving office, the Nelly's moved to Washington, D.C., where Matthew Neely served in the United States Senate until his death in 1958. She moved to Fairmont, West Virginia, where she died on June 30, 1976.[1]


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Isabel Wood Holt
First Lady of West Virginia
1941 – 1945
Succeeded by
Nancy Massie Meadows