Blackburn B. Dovener

Blackburn Barrett Dovener
Born (1842-04-20)April 20, 1842
Tays Valley, West Virginia
Died May 9, 1914(1914-05-09) (aged 72)
Glen Echo, Maryland
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Captain
Unit Company A, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
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Blackburn Barrett Dovener (April 20, 1842 – May 9, 1914) was a Republican politician from West Virginia who served as a United States Representative. Dovener was born in Tays Valley, West Virginia, in Cabell County. (At the time of his birth, Tays Valley was in Virginia) on April 20, 1842. He served as a member of the 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th and 59th United States Congresses. He died in 1914.

Dovener taught school from 1858 to 1861. When he was nineteen, he raised a company and served as captain of Company A, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He became captain of an Ohio River steamboat in 1867. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1873 and entered practice in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He served as member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1883 and 1884. His candidacy for election to the Fifty-second Congress was unsuccessful. In 1894, he won election as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1907). His candidacy for renomination was unsuccessful, and he returned to his legal practice in Wheeling. He retired to Glen Echo, Maryland, until his death on May 9, 1914. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John O. Pendleton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
William P. Hubbard

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