McCONKEY, Charles B., attorney-at-law, was born at Harrisburg, Pa., December 29, 1869. He is a son of the late Eldridge and Fannie M. McConkey. His father, a native of Chester county, Pa., studied at Yale College for three years and was a graduate of the Harvard law school. He was the secretary of the Harrisburg Gas Company for fourteen years. In politics he was a Democrat, and served in the city council. He was twice married, being in the first united with Catherine Jones, who was the mother of Charles B. He died in 1887, and his second wife survives him.
Charles B. received his primary education in the Harrisburg schools, and was graduated from Yale College with the class of 1888. He also studied one year in the Yale law school. He read law in the office of Weiss & Gilbert, at Harrisburg, and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar in 1891, since which time he has conducted a successful practice. He is a member of the Harrisburg Club. In politics he is a Democrat. John McConkey, highway commissioner of Harrisburg, is his brother, and his sisters are Mary, wife of R. C. Mercer, residing in Huntingdon, Pa., and Sarah B., who resides at Harrisburg.
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