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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.

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Guy Despard Goff Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0527
Scope and Contents The Guy Despard Goff Collection consist of three bound volumes of typescript copies of correspondence, telegrams, and letters of congratulations related to Goff’s military and political career during and following World War I. Volume I consist of typescripts of personal letters written by Goff to his wife, Anne Baker Goff, between January and July 1919, when he was serving in France on the legal staff of American General John J. Pershing. The letters are edited versions of the...
Dates: 1919-1924