Roscoe Seely Conkling

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Roscoe Seely Conkling
Roscoe S. Conkling in 1917.jpg
Conkling in 1917
Born(1884-02-15)February 15, 1884
DiedSeptember 14, 1956(1956-09-14) (aged 72)
EducationAmherst College (1908)
OccupationDeputy New York Attorney General
Parent(s)William F. Conkling
Priscilla Mason

Roscoe Seely Conkling (February 15, 1884 - September 14, 1956) was the Deputy New York Attorney General until 1919. He administered the draft laws in New York during World War I and World War II.[1]


He was born on February 15, 1884 in Paterson, New Jersey to William F. Conkling and Priscilla Mason of Northville, New York. He graduated from Amherst College in 1908.[2]

He was the Deputy New York Attorney General until 1919.[3]

After a long illness, he died on the night of September 14, 1956 at his apartment in the Irving Hotel in Manhattan, New York City. His was 72 years old.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Roscoe Conkling, Lawyer, Is Dead. Attorney Who Administered Draft Laws in Two World Wars Served as Banker". New York Times. September 16, 1956. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  2. ^ "Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921)". Amherst College. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  3. ^ "Roscoe S. Conkling Resigns". New York Times. February 19, 1919. Retrieved 2015-09-07.