William M. O. Dawson

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William M. O. Dawson
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12th Governor of West Virginia
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 4, 1909
Preceded by Albert B. White
Succeeded by William E. Glasscock
Secretary of State of West Virginia
In office
1897–1905
Preceded by William E. Chilton
Succeeded by Charles Wesley Swisher
Personal details
Born (1853-05-21)May 21, 1853
Bloomington, Maryland
Died March 12, 1916(1916-03-12) (aged 62)
Charleston, West Virginia
Political party Republican
Profession Politician

William Mercer Owens Dawson (May 21, 1853 – March 12, 1916) was the 12th Governor of West Virginia, serving from 1905 until 1909. A member of the Republican Party, he also served as Secretary of State of West Virginia from 1897 until 1905.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William E. Chilton
Secretary of State of West Virginia
1897–1905
Succeeded by
Charles Wesley Swisher
Preceded by
Albert B. White
Governor of West Virginia
1905–1909
Succeeded by
William E. Glasscock