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corporation executive.

Samuel Merrifield Bemiss, American corporation executive. Recipient Distinguished Public Service award, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 1956. Served as First lieutenant Infantry, World War I.; Member Society of the Cincinnati, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Bemiss, Samuel Merrifield was born on February 21, 1894 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of E. Lockert and Cyane Dandridge (Williams) Bemiss.

Education

Student of University of Virginia, 1913-1916, honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, married Doreen FitzGerald, January 27, 1921.

Career

Vice president Richmond Trust Company, 1920-1925. Vice-president and executive director FitzGerald & Company, Inc., of Virginia, since 1925, Railway Supply Company of Alabama, Inc., since 1925, D. D. FitzGerald, Inc., since 1925, Woodstock Home & Land Company, Inc., since 1925. President, director Virginia Sky-Line Company, Inc., Jamestown Corporation, Atlantic Rural Exposition, Inc.: director U. Press of Virginia, Laras Brother Company, Inc., First & Merchants.

National Bank. Vice chairman commission Jamestown Exposition, 1957. Past president Society Cincinnati in Virginia Chairman board visitors Medical College Virginia. Trustee Richmond Memorial Hospital, Jamestown Foundation president Children’s Home Society Virginia, 1945-1957.

Membership

Served as First lieutenant Infantry, World War I. Member Society of the Cincinnati, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Commonwealth (Richmond).

Connections

Children: FitzGerald, Cynthia Merrifield.

father:
E. Lockert Bemiss

mother:
Cyane Dandridge (Williams) Bemiss

children:
FitzGerald Bemiss

Cynthia Merrifield Bemiss