Larry Linwell Rowe

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Larry Linwell Rowe is an attorney, state legislator, and local historian who lives in Old Malden, West Virginia where he has his law practice. He speaks regularly of Old Malden and Booker T. Washington’ boyhood years there.

He is a native West Virginian. He has a B.A., M.P.A., and Law Degree from West Virginia University where he graduated with honors. He has served twelve years in the West Virginia Legislature, eight years in the House of Delegates and four years in the State Senate. He has served on the State Ethics Commission and the Board of Governors of West Virginia State University where he was its chair for two years. In 2020, he was named a Fellow of the West Virginia State Bar Foundation for outstanding service to the profession.

His research since 1990 includes new original resources on the boyhood of Booker T. Washington and the town where an important black middle class was established in the first generation after slavery.

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