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
FIRST DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Brooke, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Ohio, Taylor, and Wetzel
(7 counties.) Population (1910), 194,726.
M. M. NEELY (Democrat), of Fairnont, was bom on November 9, 1874, at
Grove, Doddridge County, W. Va., parents, Alfred Neely and Mary (Morris)
Neely; served in the West Virginia Volunteer Infantry through the Spanish-
American War; was graduated from the academic and law departments of West
Virginia University; was admitted to the Marion County bar in 1902, and since
that time has been continuously engaged in the practice of the law at Fainnont;
was married October 21, 1903, to Miss Alberta Claire Ramage, of Fairmont;
they have two sons, Alfred R. Neely and John Champ Neely, and one daughter,
Corinne Neely; was mayor of Fairmont 1908-1910; clerk of the House of Dele-
gates of West Virginia 1911-1913; was elected to the Sixty-third Congress October
14, 1913, to fill the unexpired term of Hon. John W. Davis, who was appointed
Solicitor General of the United States, and was re-elected to the Sixty-fourth and
Sixty-fifth Congress. Assigned to the Judiciary Committee in the latter body.
Submitted by: Valerie Crook