William Conant Church

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William Conant Church

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States
Death: May 23, 1917 (70)
Place of Burial: Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pharcellus Church and Chara Emily Conant
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Church
Brother of Francis Pharcellus Church

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About William Conant Church

In 1860 was the publisher of the New York Sun In 1861–1862 was Washington correspondent of the New York Times.

Became a captain in the United States Volunteers in 1862, and served for one year, receiving brevets of major and lieutenant colonel.

He and George Wood Wingate established the National Rifle Association in 1871, and in 1872 he was the 2nd President of the NRA.

William Church was also one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an original member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and became a life member and director of the New York Zoölogical Society.

from: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55693426

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William Conant Church's Timeline

August 11, 1846
Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States
May 23, 1917
Age 70
Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York, United States