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Former colleagues remember West Virginia Delegate Roy Givens

By JOSELYN KING

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

 

Former Delegate Roy Givens

WHEELING, W.Va. — Former lawmakers say W.Va. 2 between Weirton and Follansbee might not be four-lanes today if it weren’t for the efforts of former Delegate Roy Givens, a “team player.”

Givens, D-Brooke, passed away this week at age of 89. He served three different stints in the West Virginia Legislature, totalling 24 years in the House of Delegates.

Givens was first-elected in 1978 and served through 1990. He was again elected in 1994, and was a delegate until 2002. His third time in the House was from 2008 through 2012.

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