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Nathan Goff
Birth: Feb. 9, 1843
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1920
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA

US Congressman, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Senator. He served during the Civil War as Major of the 3rd Virginia (Union) Volunteer Cavalry, which was made of of soldiers from the counties that eventually became West Virginia. In 1881 he was appointed as United States Secretary of the Navy by President President Rutherford B. Hayes, but resigned less then a year later. He was elected to represent West Virgnia's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1883 to 1889. He was then elected as a Republican Senator from West Virgnia to the United States Senate, serving from 1913 to 1919. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Waldo Potter Goff (1796 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Laua Ellen Despard Goff (1842 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Waldo Percy Goff (1870 - 1922)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nathan Goff (1843 - 1920)
  May Goff Lowndes (1849 - 1930)*
  Hattie Goff Porter (1857 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 25, 2001
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Apr. 24, 2012
Nathan Goff "Jr" s/o Waldo Goff and Harriet or Hannah Louise (Moore) married 28 March 1839 d/o Major Thomas Moore and Rachel(Pindall)..h/o 1st Wife Laura E. (Despard) who died 28 Oct 1918 after a long illness. h/o 2nd Wife Katherine (Penny) married 9th Au...(Read more)
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 Added: Dec. 20, 2011

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 Added: Feb. 9, 2011
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