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William Gustavus CONLEY

William Gustavus CONLEY, American Governor. Member of Knights of Pythias.; Elks; Masons; American Academy, of Political and Social Science; National. Geographic Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Charleston, West Virginia State and American Bar Associations; American Branch, International Law Association Clubs: Union League, Edgewood Country, Kanawha Country.

Background

  • CONLEY, William Gustavus was born on January 8, 1866 in on farm near Kingwood, Preston Company, West Virginia. Son of Major William and Mary (Freeburn) Conley.

  • Education

    • Public Schools; Normal Schools; West Virginia. University, Bachelor of Laws, 1893, Doctor of Laws, 1929

    Career

    • Teacher public schools. Superintendent Schools, Preston Company In practice of law, Parsons, West Virginia, 1893-1903. Served as Mayor, Parsons.

      One of founders and editor, Parsons Advocate, Elected Prospective Attorney, Tucker Company. 1896, re-elected 1900. In practice of law, Kingwood, 1903-1908.

      Appointed Attorney General West Virginiaā€˛ May, 1908, to fill unexpired term, elected to office November for term ending 1913. Assistant Secy, to Republican National. Convention that nominated President McKinley.

      For six years Chairman Republic Executive Comm, of Tucker Company. Several terms Secretary Republic Congressional Comm, of the Second West Virginia District Elected Governor West Virginia, November 1928 by a majority of 49,272 votes carrying 34 counties.

    Membership

    • Member of Knights of Pythias. Elks; Masons; American Academy, of Political and Social Science. National. Geographic Society. Phi Beta Kappa; Charleston, West Virginia State and American Bar Associations. American Branch, International Law Association Clubs: Union League, Edgewood Country, Kanawha Country.

    Connections

    • Spouse Bertie I. Martin, 1892.
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