West Virginia State Bar Sees the First Woman African American President


Meshea Poore is the first African-American woman to serve as president of the West Virginia State Bar.

Poore was set to be sworn in for a one-year term, succeeding John R. McGhee Jr. Poore was named president-elect last year and previously served as vice president.

Poore attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., and earned a law degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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