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preservationist society executive.

Kenneth Chorley, British preservationist society executive. Decorated commander Order of the British Empire. Member, sometime officer, several history societies, American Craftsmen’s Council (honorary trustee), American Conservation Association (trustee, executive and finance coms.), Newcomen Society North America (honorary), American Institute Decorators (honorary), Virginia Chamber of Commerce (special award).

Background

Chorley, Kenneth was born on May 21, 1893 in Bournemouth, England. Son of Edward Clowes and Florence (Dover) Chorley.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1900. Student Manlius (New York) School, 1908-1913. Doctor of Laws, College of William and Mary, 1934.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Hobart and William Smith Colls., 1957. Doctor of Humanities, Westminster Choir College, 1968.

Career

Assistant to president Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, 1923-1928. Staff member Spelman Fund of New York, 1928-1934. Former president, director, chairman finance committee, member Executive Committee Williamsburg Restoration, Inc.

Former president, trustee, chairman of the executive, finance coms., trustee emeritus Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Director, Caneel Bay Plantation, Inc. Director Executive Committee Grand Teton Lodge Company.

Director Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company, Yorktown Sesquicentennial. Trustee, member executive, finance coms. Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc.

Past chairman of the board of trustees Westminster Choir College.

Membership

Member, sometime officer, several history societies, American Craftsmen’s Council (honorary trustee), American Conservation Association (trustee, executive and finance coms.), Newcomen Society North America (honorary), American Institute Decorators (honorary), Virginia Chamber of Commerce (special award). Clubs: University, Bedens Brook, Nassau.

Connections

Married Elizabeth O’Kane, January 7, 1920 (divorced 1941).; married second, Jean Travers, August 29, 1941. Children: Kenneth, Edward Clowes, 3d.

father:
Edward Clowes Chorley

mother:
Florence (Dover) Chorley

spouses:
Elizabeth O’Kane

Jean Travers

children:
Kenneth Chorley

Edward Clowes Chorley

3d Chorley