William G. Conley

William Gustavus Conley (1866 - 1940)

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William Gustavus (William G.) Conley
Born in Kingwood, West Virginia, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and
Husband of — married [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Charleston, West Virginia, USAmap
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Preceded by
17th Governor
Howard Mason Gore
William G. Conley
18th Governor
of West Virginia
Seal of the State of West Virginia
Succeeded by
19th Governor
Herman G. Kump




William was the son of Major William Conley and Mary Freeburn. His siblings were Mary Ellen, John Allen, Edward Bunker, Ellen, and Mattie.[1]


William married Bertie Ison Martin of Preston County. They had the following children:[2]

  1. Lillian May, b. 3 Aug 1893
  2. William G. b. 8 July 1895
  3. Marian, b. 26 Dec 1896
  4. Donald M., b. 15 Dec 1899
  5. james S., b. 12 June 1905


From "This Week in West Virginia History", West Virginia Public Radio:[3]

The Republican started his career as a schoolteacher and became superintendent of Preston County schools at age 25. After earning his law degree, he opened a legal practice in Tucker County and founded the Parsons Advocate newspaper. He also served as mayor of Parsons and Kingwood before being appointed West Virginia attorney general in 1908.


  1. Morton and Cole, page 574.
  2. Morton and Cole, page 576.
  3. "October 21, 1940: Gov. William Conley Dies at 74", By BOB POWELL & GAIL THORNHILL, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, 21 October 2016.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9Z6-CZ9 : accessed 26 March 2018), William G Conley, Black Fork district (Hendricks & Parsons towns), Tucker, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 134, sheet 14B, family 291, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,773.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPN6-G83 : accessed 26 March 2018), William G Conley, Charleston Ward 7, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 4A, family 60, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1684; FHL microfilm 1,375,697.
  • Obituary of William Gustavus Conley, Charleston Daily Mail, October 22, 1940; transcript available at www.wvculture.org/HISTORY.
  • Morton, Oren Frederic, and Cole, J. R. A History of Preston County, West Virginia. Kingwood, W. Va., The Journal Publishing Company, 1914; page 573-576.

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