McCAMIC

CHARLES McCAMIC, WHEELING

From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

     Charles McCamic, member of the law firm of McCamic & Clarke, Wheeling, W. Va., composed of himself and James Morgan Clarke. Born in Wellsburg, W. Va., December 4, 1874, son of Nathan Stanton and Frances (Dowden) McCamic. Educated in the Wellsburg Public Schools; Linsly Institute, Wheeling, and Yale Law School; degrees LL.B. (Yale 1899), and honorary LL.D. from West Virginia Wesleyan, 1925. Admitted to practice law in West Virginia, 1899; U. S. Supreme Court, 1911. Served as member of West Virginia House of Representatives in 1905.
     In 1916 Mr. McCamic was a member of the Plattsburg (N. Y.) Training Camp, was commissioned (May, 1917) Captain in U. S. Army and was at Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C., assistant to Camp Quartermaster, in 1917 and 1918. From October, 1918 to December, 1918, he was attached to the Ordnance Department at Washington, D. C. Honorably discharged December 13, 1918. At present is Major Judge Advocate-General, Officers Reserve Corps. Was one of the organizers of the American Legion in West Virginia, being its First Adjutant; is a member of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States; Twenty-Seventh Division Association, Military Order of the World War; American Legion.
     He is a member of the American Branch of the International Law Association, American Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association. Secretary of the West Virginia Bar Association 1907-1917. Member of the Masonic Orders (32nd Degree and K. T.), and of the following clubs: Fort Henry Club and Wheeling Country Club; National Arts Club, New York City; Grolier Club, New York City; Rowfant Club, Cleveland; Edgewood Country Club, Charleston, W. Va.; Moundsville Country Club, Moundsville, W. Va.; member of Alpha Gamma Phi fraternity.
     Is a collector of 18th Century literature in first editions, chiefly Dr. Samuel Johnson, James Boswell and Oliver Goldsmith. Author of "Dr. Samuel Johnson and the American Colonies" and contributor to magazines on literary and legal topics.
     He is married to Anna F. Smith of Moundsville, W.Va., and has one daughter, Frances Smith McCamic, a student at Smith College, Northampton, Nass.
      He is a member American Law Institute, and member Pi Gamma Mu.
     Offices: Wheeling, W. Va. Home: Moundsville, W.Va.