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Peter Thomas Conmy, American public library executive. Decorated Knight of Saint Gregory, 1963, Knight of Malta, 1976.


Conmy, Peter Thomas was born on July 8, 1901 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Thomas Cherry and Mary Henrietta (Richter) Conmy.


Bachelor of Arts, University of California, 1924;Master of Arts, University of California, 1927;Doctor of Education, University of California, 1937;Bachelor of Library Science, University of California, 1947;Master of Arts, Stanford, 1941;Bachelor of Laws, University San Francisco, 1952.


Teacher junior high schools, San Francisco, 1926. Teacher, counselor, debate coach, evening school teacher evening high school registrar and evening high school principal, 2 public schools, 1927-1943. Serving at Horace Mann Fr.

High School, Mission High School, Evening High School of Commerce and. Galileo Evening High School. Named city librarian of Oakland, California, 1943.

Charge Oakland Public Library department including. Oakland Public Museum. Snow Museum; Oakland Art Gallery.



Member Selective Service Board 100., San Francisco, 1943, chairman, from 1944, city historian, Oakland, from 1969. Member American Library Association, California Library Association (president 1961), National Education Association, California Teachers Association, California History Society, American Political Science Association, Native Sons of Golden West (grand president 1949-1950, director history research from 1954), Young Men's Institute, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa. Clubs: Knights of Columbus (4 degree), Elk, Serra (president 1952).

Lodges: Rotary.


Married Emiliette Constance Storti, July 11, 1928 (deceased December 1983). Children– Constance Louise, Thomas Peter.

Thomas Cherry Conmy

Mary Henrietta (Richter) Conmy

Emiliette Constance Storti

Constance Louise Conmy

Thomas Peter Conmy