Mingo County Attorney Appointed to State Board of Education

October 23, 2000

Howard M. Persinger Jr., an attorney from Williamson, was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education last week by Gov. Cecil H. Underwood. Persinger was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Gary G. White of Logan. He will serve until Nov. 4, 2003.  

Persinger has been practicing law in Williamson since 1964 and served on the Mingo County Board of Education from 1977-82. He was reelected to the county board in 1998 and served as president from 1998-2000.  

He is the current president of the West Virginia Bar Association and serves on the board of directors of the West Virginia Bar Foundation, Inc. Persinger has been admitted to the West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky State Bars. He and his wife, Jeanne, have three children.  

"We are very pleased that Howard Persinger has been named to the State Board," said State Superintendent Dr. David Stewart. "Mr. Persinger has been an effective member of a local board of education and brings that knowledge and experience with him. He will be a great asset to the State Board as well as to the entire state education community."  

The West Virginia Board of Education consists of nine voting members appointed by the Governor, with consent of the Senate, for overlapping nine-year terms. Persinger will take the oath of office at the next meeting of the State Board Nov. 9 in Charleston.

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