Jennings Randolph

Secretary Of State's Office Brings Sen. Jennings Randolph Back To Life For Voting History

Fifty years ago, 18, 19 and 20 year olds were given the right to vote. West Virginia’s senior U.S. senator at the time, Jennings Randolph, was instrumental in that effort.

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W.Va's Connection To The 26th Amendment Giving 18-Year-Olds The Vote

Ella Marie Haddix was a freshman in college when she was asked to do something no other 18-year-old in the country had done -- register to vote.She was accompanied to the Randolph County courthouse by Jennings Randolph, a U.S. Senator from West Virginia and father of the 26th amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18.

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September 9, 1894: Publicist Sam Mallison Born

Publicist Sam Mallison was born in North Carolina on September 9, 1894. He worked for several small newspapers in the Tar Heel State before becoming city…

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