West Virginia University President Gordon Gee issued the following statement Wednesday (Jan. 7) on the death of former West Virginia Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr.:

Gov. Arch Moore loved West Virginia, and was a proud graduate of West Virginia University and our law school. In fact, his love for our state was evident even as a student. While serving in student government he founded Mountaineer Week, a celebration of the state’s culture and heritage, which is still an annual event on our campus each fall. Our sincere condolences go out to Shelley Moore Capito, just sworn in yesterday to her United States Senate seat, Arch III, Lucy and the entire Moore family. We will miss him.



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