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
GODBEY, MARTIN VAN BUREN. (Republican.)
Born in Raleigh county, December 19,1879; educated in the
public schools, at Marshall College and at Grant Univer-
sity; a physician and surgeon; received the degree of M. D.
from Maryland Medical College; elected to the House of
Delegates from Boone county in 1908; a member of the State
Board of Health 1909-13; elected to the State Senate in 1914,
from the Eighth District; in 1917 had the following commit-
tee assignments: Forestry and Conservation (Chairman);
To Examine the Clerk’s Office (Chairman); Railroads, Insur-
ance, Mines and Mining, Medicine and Sanitation, Public
Printing, Rules, Virginia Debt. Appointed Chief Medical Ex-
aminer of the Workmen’s Compensation Fund, May 1,1917.
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