Charles Bernard Gates, Jr

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Charles Bernard Gates, Jr

  • Birth 20 Apr 1921
  • Death 24 Oct 1996
  • Burial Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 118149339

Charles Gates was a graduate of the Harvard Law School. In 1937, he was named as a cadet lieutenant in Company A of the battalion at the Culver Military Academy in special orders issued at the conclusion of the graduation exercise held June 9 of that year. He was formerly a supply sergeant and eventually served as a captain in the Infantry, U. S. Army.

Gates later served in various capacities at Charleston National Bank, with his first employment in January 1962. Gates was president for a number of years before becoming chairman. He resigned that position in 1984, but returned in January 1986 as chairman of the board.

Gates has served on numerous professional societies, including American Bankers Association, West Virginia Bankers Association, West Virginia Bar Association, past president of the Charleston Rotary Club, past chairman of the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, and past director and trustee of several voluntary health agencies and hospitals. In addition, Gates was director of Key Centurion Bankshares, United Farm Tools, West Virginia Housing Association, Bellemead Coal Company, Little Coal Land Company, and Pfaff and Smith.

(Spirit of Jefferson Farmer's Advocate, Thursday, January 19, 1989)


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  • Created by: Kenny Davis
  • Added: 4 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118149339
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Bernard Gates, Jr (20 Apr 1921–24 Oct 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118149339, citing Mountain View Memorial Park, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kenny Davis (contributor 46819178) .