A. V. Conway

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A. V. Conway, c. 1906
A. V. Conway, c. 1906

Alpheus Valentine Conway (April 30, 1861 – August 31, 1940), former mayor and prominent in both in civic and business life of Charlottesville, played an important part in the early development of city life in the turn of the twentieth century. Best known by his civic career, Conway served the city as councilman, alderman, elected at-large mayor, business manager, assessor, judge of election, and other capacities.[1]

Civic career

Elected by the voters in the 1912 election, Conway occupied the position of Mayor and Business Manager of Charlottesville. He officiated as executive Mayor for one year, from September 1, 1912 to August 31, 1913. On September 1, 1913, the form of government changed, and he was made Business Manager as well as Mayor, elected as such for one year, and re-elected at the end of that time for two years.

In September 1913, the City form of government was changed and he became the city's Business Manager. A Municipal Business Manager was provided for Charlottesville by ordinance. All duties of an executive or administrative character, which had previously been performed by several council committees under ordinances, which were in force before the creation of the new office, were then required to be discharged exclusively by Municipal Business Manager, the committees acting in an advisory capacity. [2]
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Conway was Mayor and business manager of Charlottesville in May 1914. [3]

He was also a candidate in the 1928 election for City Council. [4]

Alpheus V. Conway died in Charlottesville at the age of 79 years and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery. His wife, Fannie F. (Eubank) Conway, survived him.


  1. Web. Charlottesville Personalities, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 1, 1937, retrieved April 9, 2021.
  2. Web. The American City, Vol. XIII, No. 5, Contributors Arthur Hastings Grant, Harold Sinley Buttenheim, Original from Harvard University, The Civic Press, Buttenheim Publishing Corporation, 87 Nassau Street, New York, July-December,1915; Digitized Mar 21, 2007, The Google Books Digital Content Store, retrieved August 4, 2019.
  3. Web. In The Circuit Court of the County of Albemarle, To The County of Albemarle, Virginia; The Board of Supervisors of the Said County of Albemarle, Virginia and R.T. W. Duke, Jr, Commonwealth's Attorney of Said County, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 30, 1914, retrieved May 30, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 30, 1914 page 2.
  4. Web. Candidates Give Their Platforms, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, June 1, 1928, retrieved June 1, 1928 from University of Virginia Library.

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