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Director of Finance and Accounts

Charles Dudley BRAY, American Director of Finance and Accounts. Member of Masons; Royal Arch; Knight Templar; 32° Scottish Rite; Shriner; Knights of Pythias.; Sons of Confederate Veterans.


BRAY, Charles Dudley was born on January 13, 1857 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of James L. and Mary E. (Nance) Bray.


Private Schools; Shockoe Hill Academy, Richmond, Virginia.


Various accounting positions for private enterprises. General accountant, Railroad Company, 11 years. Made examination of Virginia State Debt for West Virginia, succeeded in making findings, which re-opened case in Supreme Court of the United States Court, reduced West Virginia portion approximately nine million dollars, in principal and interest.

Auditor, Cities of W. Virginia under State Tax Commissioner, 12 years. Elected member, Council of City of Elkins, W. Virginia serving as Chairman of Finance Committee and on other communications. With Alien Property Custodian, since 1926.

Held two commissions in W. Virginia National Guard, Second Regiment prior to Spanish-American War.


Member of Masons; Royal Arch. Knight Templar; 32° Scottish Rite. Shriner; Knights of Pythias.

Sons of Confederate Veterans.


Spouse Virginia Hawpe Steele, October 14, 1880, Augusta, Company, Virginia.