|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from West Virginia's 3rd district
January 3, 1981 –January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||John G. Hutchinson|
|Succeeded by||Bob Wise|
David Michael Staton
February 11, 1940
Parkersburg, West Virginia
|Died||April 14, 2014 74) (aged|
|Alma mater||Concord University|
|Service/branch||Army National Guard|
|Years of service||1957–1965|
David Michael Staton, better known as Mick Staton (February 11, 1940 – April 14, 2014) was an American politician. He was a Republican from West Virginia.
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Staton was born in Parkersburg, a city in Wood County, West Virginia. He was a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He studied at Concord College in Athens, West Virginia, from 1961 until 1963. From 1957 to 1965, he served in the Army National Guard.
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Staton served as the data processing manager and, later, vice president at Kanawha Valley Bank in Charleston, where he worked from 1972 until 1980.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
John G. Hutchinson
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983
|97th||Senate: J. Randolph • R. Byrd||House: B. Mollohan • N. Rahall • C. Benedict • M. Staton|