Supreme Court Justice/Author Allen Loughry to be Keynote at Chamber Awards Dinner

DAVIS, W.Va. – The Tucker County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the guest speaker for the 36th Annual Chamber Awards Banquet will be Tucker County native WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Allen H. Loughry II.

Allen LoughryJustice Allen H. Loughry II was elected to a twelve-year term on the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in 2012. He was born in Elkins, West Virginia, in 1970 and raised in Tucker County, West Virginia. He obtained four law degrees: an S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) from The American University, Washington College of Law; an LL.M. (Master of Laws in Criminology and Criminal Justice) from the University of London; an LL.M. (Master of Laws in Law and Government) from The American University, Washington College of Law; and a JD (Juris Doctor) degree from Capital University School of Law, where he graduated with the honor of Order of the Curia. He studied law in England at the University of Oxford and received the program’s top political science award. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from West Virginia University. While there, he served on the West Virginia University Judicial Board.

Justice Loughry began working as a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in 2003. In 2006, his book, Don’t Buy Another Vote, I Won’t Pay for a Landslide, was published. It is a non-partisan look at West Virginia’s history of political corruption. Forewords were written by U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and the late U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV). Justice Loughry began teaching political science at the University of Charleston in 2010. Due to his academic and professional background, Justice Loughry is a frequent speaker throughout the country on issues of government, ethics reform, politics, history, education, and the election process.

“We are very pleased that Justice Loughry will be joining us for the Awards Banquet”, said Roxanne Tuesing, Chamber President. “We look forward to hearing from him. He is a very interesting speaker”.

The 36th Annual Awards Banquet will take place on Thursday evening, May 15, at Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Conference Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the banquet and more information can be obtained by contacting the Chamber office at 304-259-5315.


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