Laurane Tanner Bullock Boreman

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Laurane Tanner Bullock Boreman
Born (1830-11-24)November 24, 1830
Wheeling, West Virginia
Died April 14, 1908(1908-04-14) (aged 77)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Nationality American
Known for First lady of West Virginia, 1869

Laurane Tanner Bullock Boreman (November 24, 1830 – April 14, 1904) was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Arthur I. Boreman and served as that state's First Lady, 1869. She was born on May 1, 1830, at Wheeling, West Virginia. Her first husband, John Oldham Bullock, was a Union soldier killed early in the Civil War. On November 30, 1864, she married Arthur I. Boreman. She helped define the role of the first lady, hosting formal gatherings at the Boreman's home in Wheeling. After leaving office, the Boremans moved to Washington, D.C. where Gov. Boremen served one term in the United States Senate and then to Parkersburg, West Virginia, where she died on April 14, 1908.[1]


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
First Lady of West Virginia
1864 – 1869
Succeeded by
Mary Ireland Farnsworth