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Fire Destroys Childhood Home of Former W.Va. Gov. Marland

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A fire has destroyed the childhood home of former West Virginia Gov. William Marland.

WVVA-TV reports that the fire occurred Sunday at the house in Glen Rogers.

The house is now owned by Michael Foye's grandparents. Foye says his family was at a gathering down the street when a neighbor told them the house was on fire.

According to the West Virginia Archives and History, Marland moved with his parents from Johnson City, Illinois, to Glen Rogers when he was 7 years old. He was elected as governor in 1952 at age 34. He died in 1965.

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