John Wesley Luther

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770


pg. 726

LUTHER, JOHN WESLEY. (Republican.) Address:
Welch, West Va. Born July 26, 1874, at Shoals, Wayne
county; educated in the public schools; occupation, under
taker and embalmer; occupational education received in a
College of Anatomy and Sanitary Science; served several years
as Supervisor of the Spencer Hospital and two terms as
Councilman in the city of Welch; elected to the Senate from
Sixth District in 1916; is a hold-over Senator; served on
standing committees in 1917, as follows: Privileges and Elec-
tions, (Chairman); Federal Relations (Chairman); Finance,
Public Buildings and Humane Institutions, Penitentiary,
Immigration and Agriculture, Mines and Mining, Public
Printing, To Examine the Clerk’s Office.

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