Howard B. Lee

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Howard Burton Lee
Attorney General of West Virginia
In office
Preceded by Edward T. England
Succeeded by Homer A. Holt
Personal details
Born (1879-10-27)October 27, 1879
Wirt County, West Virginia, U.S.
Died May 24, 1985(1985-05-24) (aged 105)
Stuart, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Charleston, West Virginia
Profession Author, attorney

Howard Burton Lee (October 27, 1879 – May 24, 1985), of Mercer County, served as the Republican Attorney General of West Virginia from 1925 to 1933.[1] His efforts to eliminate government corruption during that time helped to end the West Virginia Mine Wars. Lee was born in Wirt County, West Virginia and graduated from Marshall College.[1] He wrote a number of books including Bloodletting in Appalachia, The Story of the Constitution, The Criminal Trial in the Virginias, and The Burning Springs and Other Tales of the Little Kanawha.[1]

He died at the age of 105 in a Florida nursing home in 1985.[2]

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  2. ^ "HOWARD B. LEE, 105 YEARS OLD". The Miami Herald. The McClatchy Company. 1985-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward T. England
Attorney General of West Virginia
Succeeded by
Homer A. Holt