Thomas Carskadon

Thomas Carskadon (18371906) from Keyser, West Virginia, USA was the Prohibition candiditate for Governor of West Virginia in 1884 and again in 1888.

Thomas R. Carskadon was an influential Mineral County farmer and political leader.

Born in 1837, he was the youngest member of the West Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1862-63, a U.S. assessor of the Second West Virginia District, a presidential elector for Ulysses S. Grant and a member of the Mineral County Court. Carskadon at one time had been a leading Republican in Hampshire County. He and his wife were strong supporters of the then-First Methodist Episcopal Church (North) in Keyser; their contributions made it possible for the congregation to build the present First United Methodist Church on Davis Street, Keyser.

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