Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Veteran W.Va. GOP Leader Pauley Dies

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Veteran W.Va. GOP Leader Pauley Dies

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Bill Pauley, a longtime West Virginia Republican national committeeman, former member of the state Republican Executive Committee and an advisor to GOP candidates for many years, died Sunday in the Nashville, Tennessee, area where he has lived since retirement. He was 78. Pauley began his political career as chairman of the Lincoln County Republican Party in the 1980s and served five years on the Lincoln County Board of Education before moving to Charleston.

In 1995, he managed Kent Strange Hall's upset primary win over incumbent Charleston Mayor Chuck Gardner, and during the following year, he was an adviser to Gov. Cecil Underwood in his successful gubernatorial campaign, and later served as deputy commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles and deputy director of General Services in the Underwood administration. …

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