Flashback: What Happened on April 23, ....
• 1845 Johnson Camden of Sutton became deputy clerk of the Braxton County Court, his first position in government.
• 1891 The Parkersburg Bridge Company was incorporated in West Virginia by the following: J. H. Fischer, John S. Camden, William Bentley of Parkersburg, Wood County; J. F. Woodyard and S. W. Goff of Wood County. The company’s purpose was to construct and operate a toll bridge across the Little Kanawha River at Parkersburg, with its main office in Parkersburg, Wood County.
• 1920 Former candidate for governor General Nathan Goff died.
• 1922 A fire caused $40,000 in damages to the business section of Oak Hill, Fayette County.
• 1976 The West Virginia Supreme Court rejected Governor Moore’s appeal of their decision of April 6, prohibiting him from running for a third consecutive term.
• 1992 Two state Division of Highways employees were suspended for wearing hats supporting Democrat Charlotte Pritt for governor. State officials admitted the mistake and reinstated the two employees.