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Christopher Gustavus Memminger

Christopher Gustavus Memminger, American mining engineer.


  • Memminger, Christopher Gustavus was born on August 10, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Withers and Susan (Mazyck) Memminger.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Virginia, 1882-1886.


    • 1 daughter, Christine Gustava. Began in mining engineering, Colorado, 1887. Engaged in development of phosphate mining industry, Florida, since 1893.

      President State Bank of Lakeland (Florida), 1908-1912. Consultant mining engineer, New York, since 1900. President Coronet Phosphate Company, since 1916.

      President Diamond Sand Company President Board of Commissioners, Lakeland, 1908-1910. President Florida State Board of Health, 1908. Special trade commissioner sent to Europe by unites states department Commerce, 1919.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • Married Mary Lee King, January 6, 1887.
    • father: Robert Withers Memminger
    • mother: Susan (Mazyck) Memminger
    • spouse: Mary Lee King
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    Died August, 1930
    (aged 64)