|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1879|
|Death: ||Oct. 18, 1951|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
OBITUARY: The Washington Post, October 19, 1951, p. B2:
R. W. Bolling Dies; Built Embassies
Richard Wilmer Bolling, 72, brother-in-law of the late President Woodrow Wilson and builder of mansions and embassies in Washington, died of a heart attack yesterday at his home, 2430 S St. NW.
Mr. Bolling, who moved to Washington 50 years ago from Richmond, Va., was the founder of the building firm of R. W. Bolling Co., now located at 2128 Florida Ave. NW.
Among diplomatic residences he constructed are the Indian Embassy, 2700 Macomb St. NW.; the French at 2221 Kalorama Rd. NW. , and the Netherlands, 2347 S St. NW. He also built the former residences of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams in the 2300 block of R St. NW, and the house at Woodley, estate of former Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson.
A native of Wytheville, Va., Mr. Bolling received his early education in Richmond before entering business here. He was assistant treasurer of the United States Shipping Board from 1917 to 1919, when he became treasurer, a post he held until 1923. He then attended the Paris peace conference as disbursing officer.
Mr. Bolling was a director of the former Merchants Bank & Trust Co. and of the Episcopal Home for the Aged. He was a member of St. Margaret 's Episcopal Church of Chevy Chase and University Club and the Yorktown Country Club.
He married Miss Eleanor Hunter Lutz of Washington.
He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, of the S St. address, and Mrs. Alexander Hunter Galt, 2219 California st. NW.; a brother, John Randolph Bolling of the S St. address; two sons, Richard Bolling, jr., of the California St. address, and Sterling Ruffin Bolling, 2122 Florida Ave. NW .; two daughters, Mrs. Harry R. Fowler, of the California St. address, and Mrs. Barbara Bolling Fuller, 1501 26th St. NW, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Chapel of the Washington Cathedral, with Dean Francis Sayre officiating. Burial will be private.
William Holcomb Bolling (1837 - 1899)
Sallie White Bolling (1843 - 1925)
Rolfe Emerson Bolling (1861 - 1936)*
Anne Lee Bolling Maury (1865 - 1917)*
William Archibald Bolling (1867 - 1934)*
Bertha Bolling (1869 - 1937)*
Edith White Bolling Wilson (1872 - 1961)*
Richard Wilmer Bolling (1879 - 1951)
Geraldine Bolling (1885 - 1887)*
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Prince George's County
Created by: Martha Fontaine Byrum
Record added: Dec 13, 2011
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