William E. Glasscock

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William E. Glasscock
13th Governor of West Virginia
In office
March 4, 1909 – March 14, 1913
Preceded by William M. O. Dawson
Succeeded by Henry D. Hatfield
Personal details
Born (1862-12-13)December 13, 1862
Monongalia County, West Virginia
Died April 12, 1925(1925-04-12) (aged 62)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Miller Glasscock
Profession Politician
Religion Methodist

William Ellsworth Glasscock (December 13, 1862 – April 12, 1925) was an American politician who served as the 13th Governor of West Virginia as a Republican from 1909 to 1913.

Glasscock was born in Monongalia County, West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia University. In 1888, he married Mary Miller.[1] In 1903 he was admitted to the bar. Glasscock worked as an attorney for Senator Stephen B. Elkins.

In his last year as governor, he declared martial law three times, sending troops to quell violent coal strikes.

Glasscock returned to practicing law. He died in Morgantown, West Virginia and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.


  1. "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William M. O. Dawson
Governor of West Virginia
Succeeded by
Henry D. Hatfield