Goff, Guy Despard, 1867-1933

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Guy Despard Goff (1866 - 1933) graduated from Kenyon College in 1888 and from Harvard Law School in 1891.

From that time, he practiced law. From 1911-1915, he served as U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin. In 1917, he was special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General. During World War I, Goff was commissioned a colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Department of the United States Army and served in France and Germany from 1918-1920. Goff was a United States Senator from West Virginia from 1925-1931. He married Anne Baker Goff (1867-1954). Their daughter, Louise Goff Reece (1898-1970), wife of longtime East Tennessee Congressman B. Carroll Reece, was herself a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, making three generations of the Goff family to serve in Congress.

From the description of Guy Despard Goff Letters, 1919. (East Tennessee State University). WorldCat record id: 191820424

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referencedIn Lenroot, Irvine Luther, 1869-1949. Papers of Irvine Luther Lenroot, 1890-1971 (bulk 1900-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Irvine Luther Lenroot Papers, 1858-1971, (bulk 1900-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Goff, Guy Despard. Guy Despard Goff Letters, 1919. East Tennessee State University, TET
creatorOf Daugherty, H. M. (Harry Micajah), 1860-1941. Papers 1920-1939. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Benson, William Shepherd, 1855-1932. William Shepherd Benson papers, circa 1791-1952 (bulk 1915-1928). Library of Congress
referencedIn Richard Brown Scandrett papers, 1907-1966, 1907-1951 (bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn William Shepherd Benson Papers, circa 1791-1952, (bulk 1915-1928) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Scandrett, Richard Brown, 1891-1969. Richard Brown Scandrett papers, 1907-1966, 1907-1951 (bulk). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Goff, Guy Despard. Guy Despard Goff Letters, 1919. East Tennessee State University, TET
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Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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Birth 1867-09-13

Death 1933-01-07

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