Alma Bennett Morgan

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Alma Bennett Morgan
Born (1877-06-24)June 24, 1877
Monongalia County, West Virginia
Died April 5, 1960(1960-04-05) (aged 82)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Nationality American
Known for First lady of West Virginia, 1921-1925

Alma Bennett Morgan (1877–1960) was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Ephraim F. Morgan and served as that state's First Lady, 1921-1925. She was born June 24, 1877, at Monongalia County, West Virginia. She taught school in Marion County, West Virginia, where she met Ephraim F. Morgan and married in 1902. As first lady, she ardently opposed the consumption of alcohol and actively campaigned for a woman's right to vote. She provided design ideas to architect Walter F. Martens in the design of the West Virginia Governor's Mansion. They moved into the newly constructed mansion six days before leaving office. After leaving office, the Morgans lived in Washington, D.C. and in Fairmont, West Virginia. After Gov. Morgan died in 1950, Alma Morgan moved to Morgantown, West Virginia, where she died on April 5, 1960.[1]


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Edna Brady Cornwell
First Lady of West Virginia
1921 – 1925
Succeeded by
Bertie Ison Martin Conley