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Name:James Gulliford McConkey
Affiliation:Class of 1893
Biography & Genealogy:James Gulliford McConkey, Class of 1893: Genealogy: Born- July 5, 1869 in Catawba, Roanoke Co. Va. Father- James G. McConkey; Mother- Elizabeth Garwood. No information on grandparents. Married- In Oct. 1903 to Bell Gordon, daughter of Rev. Edward C. Gordon of Richmond, Va. Children- 1- Elizabeth Garwood McConkey, who married James L. Howerton of Lexington, Va.; 2- Mary Bell McConkey; 3- Virginia Gordon McConkey. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 15, 1889; Graduated- June 29, 1893 standing 10th in a class of 27 with the rank of 1st Captain. Careers: Commandant and Prof. of Military Science at Wentworth Military Academy for two years; Studied Law and graduated from University of Michigan; opened a law office and practiced in St. Louis; appointed Secretary to the Mayor of St. Louis, then returned to law after his term was up; worked as General Counsel for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Died- Feb. 6, 1942.