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Charleston, WV

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofcharleston.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.charlestonareaalliance.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.charlestonwv.com/

Population:
53421 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1788 (fort)

County:
Kanawha County

Capital of West Virginia.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Charleston
1888

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harriet C. Babbitt
Diplomat
13-Nov-1947   US Ambassador to OAS, 1993-97
Tony Brown
Talk Show Host
11-Apr-1933   Host of Tony Brown's Journal
Chauncey H. Browning, Jr.
Attorney
21-Nov-1934 1-Jan-2010 Attorney General of West Virginia, 1969-85
Gaston Caperton
Politician
21-Feb-1940   Governor of West Virginia, 1989-97
Jean Carson
Actor
28-Feb-1923 2-Nov-2005 Fun girl Daphne
John T. Chambers
Business
23-Aug-1949   CEO of Cisco
Frances D. Cook
Diplomat
7-Sep-1945   US Ambassador to Oman, 1996-99
Chip Cravaack
Politician
29-Dec-1959   Congressman, Minnesota 8th
Diane C. Creel
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Ecovation
George Crumb
Composer
24-Oct-1929   1968 Pulitzer Prize for Music
Martin R. Delany
Activist
6-May-1812 24-Jan-1885 Black nationalist
Douglas Dick
Actor
20-Nov-1920   Carl Herrick on Waterfront
Julie H. Edwards
Business
c. 1958   CFO of Frontier Oil, 1994-2005
John Ferling
Historian
1-Oct-1940   Adams vs. Jefferson
Conchata Ferrell
Actor
28-Mar-1943   Head nurse Joan Thor on E/R
Jim Harrick
Basketball
25-Jul-1938   Former UCLA and UGA head coach
Fay Hauser
Actor
28-Dec-1948   Roots: The Next Generations
Allison Hayes
Actor
6-Mar-1930 27-Feb-1977 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Ann Magnuson
Actor
4-Jan-1956   Film actress, Bongwater vocalist
Sara Jane Moore
Assassin
15-Feb-1930   Tried to kill President Ford
Alex Schoenbaum
Business
8-Aug-1915 6-Dec-1996 Founder, Shoney's
Mary Lee Settle
Novelist
29-Jul-1918 27-Sep-2005 Beulah Land
Red Sovine
Country Musician
17-Jul-1918 4-Apr-1980 The Old Syrup Sopper
Geoffrey Thorne
Actor
?   Wilson Sweet on In the Heat of the Night
Daniel A. Webster
Politician
27-Apr-1949   Congressman, Florida 8th
Jason Williams
Basketball
18-Nov-1975   White Chocolate

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chauncey H. Browning, Jr.
Attorney
21-Nov-1934 1-Jan-2010 Attorney General of West Virginia, 1969-85
Walter E. Clark
Politician
7-Jan-1869 4-Feb-1950 Territorial Governor of Alaska, 1909-13
Arnold Miller
Labor Leader
25-Apr-1923 12-Jul-1985 UMW President, 1972-79
Cecil H. Underwood
Politician
5-Nov-1922 24-Nov-2008 Twice Governor of West Virginia



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