West Virginia Poet Laureates

Karl Dewey Myers
June 9, 1927-March 10, 1937
Tucker County
Governor Howard M. Gore

Roy Lee Harmon
March 11, 1937-November 1, 1943
Wayne County
Governor Homer A. Holt

James Lowell McPherson
November 2, 1943-October 10, 1946
Kanawha County
Governor Matthew M. Neely

Roy Lee Harmon
October 11, 1946-March 23, 1960
Raleigh County
Governor Clarence W. Meadows

Vera Andrew Harvey
March 24, 1960-March 6, 1961
Cabell County
Governor Cecil H. Underwood

Roy Lee Harmon
March 7, 1961-February 25, 1979
Raleigh County
Governor W. W. Barron

Louise McNeill
February 26, 1979-June 18, 1993
Greenbrier County
Governor John D. Rockefeller, IV

Irene McKinney
December 1, 1993-
Barbour County
Governor Gaston Caperton