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George Preston Coleman

George Preston Coleman, American civil engineer, banker. Awarded medal by French Government for services connected with Sesquicentennial celebration. Member American Association of State Highway Officials. (organizer, past president and past chairman.

Background

  • Coleman, George Preston was born on May 4, 1870 in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Charles Washington and Cynthia Beverley (Tucker) Coleman.

  • Education

    • City engineer, Winona, Minnesota, 1901-1906. Assistant Virginia state highway commissioner 1906-1911, commissioner, 1911-1923. President Peninsula Bank & Trust Company, Williamsburg, Virginia, since 1927.

      Also president Williamsburg Finance Corporation, Jamestown Corporation, Williamsburg Inn, Inc., Williamsburg Gazette, Noting First Mortgage, South Atlantic Corporation, Richmond. Director American Gas Accumulator Company and Signal Service (Elizabeth, New Jersey), Argaloy Tubing Company (Springfield, O.). Mayor of Williamsburg, 1929-1934.

      Organizer Virginia Good Road Association (president three terms). Member committee to formulate Virginia State Highway System.

    Career

    • Assistant Virginia state highway commr. President Peninsula Bank & Trust Company, Williamsburg, Virginia, since 1927. Director American Gas Accumulator Company and Signal Service (Elizabeth, New Jersey), Argaloy Tubing Company (Springfield, O.).

      Organizer Virginia Good Road Association (president three terms).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Association of State Highway Officials. (organizer, past president and past chairman. Clubs: Commonwealth (Richmond), Flat Hat.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Haldane Begg, February 21, 1900. Children: Janet Haldane (Mistress.
    • father: Charles Washington Coleman
    • mother: Cynthia Beverley (Tucker) Coleman
    • spouse: Mary Haldane Begg
    • child: Janet Haldane (Mrs Coleman
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    Died June 17, 1948
    (aged 78)
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