William M. O. Dawson

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.

William M. O. Dawson
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12th Governor of West Virginia
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 4, 1909
Preceded byAlbert B. White
Succeeded byWilliam E. Glasscock
Secretary of State of West Virginia
In office
1897–1905
GovernorGeorge W. Atkinson
Albert B. White
Preceded byWilliam E. Chilton
Succeeded byCharles Wesley Swisher
Personal details
Born(1853-05-21)May 21, 1853
Bloomington, Maryland
DiedMarch 12, 1916(1916-03-12) (aged 62)
Charleston, West Virginia
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionPolitician

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Albert B. White
Republican nominee for Governor of West Virginia
1904
Succeeded by
William E. Glasscock
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