Goff, Guy Despard, 1866-1933
Guy Despard Goff was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on September 13, 1866, the son of Nathan Goff (1843-1920), sometime United States Senator from the state. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1888 and from Harvard Law School in 1891. From that time, he practiced law. From 1911-1915, he served as U. S. Attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin. In 1917, he was special assistant to the U. S. Attorney General. During World War I, Goff was commissioned a colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Department of the United States Army and served in France and Germany from 1918-1920. Goff was a United States Senator from West Virginia from 1925-1931.