Blackburn B. Dovener
|Blackburn Barrett Dovener|
April 20, 1842|
Tays Valley, West Virginia
|Died||May 9, 1914
Glen Echo, Maryland
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company A, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment.|
Blackburn Barrett Dovener (April 20, 1842 – May 9, 1914) was a Republican politician from West Virginia who served as a United States Representative. Dovener was born in Tays Valley, West Virginia, in Cabell County. (At the time of his birth, Tays Valley was in Virginia) on April 20, 1842. He served as a member of the 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th and 59th United States Congresses. He died in 1914.
Dovener taught school from 1858 to 1861. When he was nineteen, he raised a company and served as captain of Company A, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He became captain of an Ohio River steamboat in 1867. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1873 and entered practice in Wheeling, West Virginia.
He married Margaret Lynch, a native of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. When she was quite young her parents moved to Wheeling, Virginia, now West Virginia, and here she grew to beautiful young womanhood. Her father was a Union man in those days when it cost something in Virginia to be a Union man, as also was her husband. At the commencement of the Civil War, when only nineteen years old age, Dovener raised a company of loyal Virginians, and served in the Union Army during the entire war. It was when he came to Wheeling to be mustered in that he first met Miss Lynch, then a beautiful young girl of seventeen. They corresponded until the close of the war, when they were married. Their younger son, Robert, died in his twenty-second year. Their elder son, William, was a talented lawyer, like his father
He served as member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1883 and 1884. His candidacy for election to the Fifty-second Congress was unsuccessful. In 1894, he won election as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1907). His candidacy for renomination was unsuccessful, and he returned to his legal practice in Wheeling. He retired to Glen Echo, Maryland, until his death on May 9, 1914. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
John O. Pendleton
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st congressional district
William P. Hubbard
|54th||Senate: C. Faulkner Jr. • S. Elkins||House: J. Huling • W. Miller • A. Dayton • B. Dovener|
|55th||Senate: C. Faulkner Jr. • S. Elkins||House: W. Miller • A. Dayton • B. Dovener • C. Dorr|
|56th||Senate: S. Elkins • N. Scott||House: A. Dayton • B. Dovener • D. Johnston • R. Freer|
|57th||Senate: S. Elkins • N. Scott||House: A. Dayton • B. Dovener • J. Gaines • J. Hughes|
|58th||Senate: S. Elkins • N. Scott||House: A. Dayton • B. Dovener • J. Gaines • J. Hughes • H. Woodyard|
|59th||Senate: S. Elkins • N. Scott||House: A. Dayton • B. Dovener • J. Gaines • J. Hughes • H. Woodyard • T. Davis|
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