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John M. Phelps
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John M. Phelps, first President of the West Virginia Senate
Member of the West Virginia Senate from Mason County
In office
Preceded by James M. Pipes
Succeeded by Charles Hedrick
West Virginia Secretary of State
Personal details
Born 1821
Died August 26, 1884(1884-08-26) (aged 62–63)
Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia
Resting place Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant
Nationality American
Occupation minister, politician

John M. Phelps (1821-August 26, 1884) was a Methodist minister who became politically active in the Republican Party during the American Civil War, and became the first President of the West Virginia Senate (having been elected from Mason County) and later served as West Virginia's fifth Secretary of State (1871-1873).

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