Gilmer Free Press
Flashback: What Happened on June 19, ....
• 1944 The Board of Governors, with the support of Governor Neely, voted to oust Charles Lawall as West Virginia University president. The Kanawha County Circuit Court blocked the dismissal. Lawall resigned based on his own decision in August 1945.
• 1960 Earl Mathews of Marmet, Kanawha County, stole $370,000 from the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles vault. Mathews confessed on July 09.
• 1974 The Kanawha County Council of Parents and Teachers denounced some of the supplemental books approved by the Kanawha County Board of Education.
• 1984 Governor Rockefeller broke ground for the Blennerhassett Mansion Reconstruction Project at Parkersburg (Wood County).