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John M. Phelps
John M. Phelps, first President of the West Virginia Senate
|Member of the West Virginia Senate from Mason County|
|Preceded by||James M. Pipes|
|Succeeded by||Charles Hedrick|
|West Virginia Secretary of State|
|Died||August 26, 1884
Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia
|Resting place||Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant|
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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