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Armistead Churchill Gordon, American lawyer, author.

Background

Gordon, Armistead Churchill was born on December 20, 1855 in Albemarle County, Virginia, United States. Son of George Loyall and Mary (Daniel) Gordon.

Education

Attended University of Virginia, 1873-1875. Doctor of Laws, William and Mary College, Virginia, 1906. Doctor of Letters, Washington and Lee University, 1923.

Admitted to bar, 1879.

Career

Mayor of Staunton, 1884-1886. Has been city attorney and commonwealth attorney. Visitor University of Virginia, 1894-1898, 1906-1918, rector of same, 1897-1898, 1906-1918.

Visitor College of William and Mary, 1898-1906. State visitor to Mount Vernon, 1895-1896. Chairman State Library Board, Virginia, 1903-1919.

Author: Befo’ de War, Echoes in Negro Dialect (with Thomas Nelson Page), 1888. Ommirandy—Plantation Life at Kingsmill, 1917. Jefferson Davis, 1918.

Gordons in Virginia, 1918. The Balwearie Mystery, 1920. Thomas Nelson Page—An Appreciation, 1923.

Men and Events—Chapters of Virginia History, 1923. Virginian Portraits—Essays in Biography, 1924. Memories and Memorials of William Gordon McCabe (2 vols.), 1925.

Allegra—The Story of Byron and Miss Clairmont, 1926. The Western Front (poems), 1928. Also many previous books.

Home: Staunton, Virginia December 21, 1931.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Befo’ de War, Echoes in Negro Dialect (with Thomas Nelson Page), 1888. Ommirandy—Plantation Life at Kingsmill, 1917. Jefferson Davis, 1918.

      Gordons in Virginia, 1918. The Balwearie Mystery, 1920. Thomas Nelson Page—An Appreciation, 1923.

      Men and Events—Chapters of Virginia History, 1923. Virginian Portraits—Essays in Biography, 1924. Memories and Memorials of William Gordon McCabe (2 vols.), 1925.

      Allegra—The Story of Byron and Miss Clairmont, 1926. The Western Front (poems), 1928. Also many previous books.

Connections

Married Maria Breckinridge Catlett, October 17, 1883. Children: Margaret Douglas, Mary Daniel, James Lindsay, Armistead Churchill, George Loyall (deceased).

father:
George Loyall Gordon

mother:
Mary (Daniel) Gordon

spouse:
Maria Breckinridge Catlett

child:
George Loyall Gordon (deceased)

child:
Armistead Churchill Gordon

child:
James Lindsay Gordon

child:
Margaret Douglas Gordon

child:
Mary Daniel Gordon