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LTC William Conant Church

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LTC William Conant Church

Birth
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death
23 May 1917 (aged 80)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
55693426 View Source

born in Rochester, New York
His father was Pharcellus Church
His brother is Francis Pharcellus 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.

In 1863, he established the Army and Navy Journal, jointly with his brother.

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.

born in Rochester, New York
His father was Pharcellus Church
His brother is Francis Pharcellus 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.

In 1863, he established the Army and Navy Journal, jointly with his brother.

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.


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