Thomas Nelson Conrad (Washington Post)

“Thomas Nelson Conrad Dead,” Washington (DC) Post, January 6, 1905, p. 10: 5.

Confederate Scout and Former President of Blacksburg, Va., College.

Thomas Nelson Conrad died yesterday morning at 3 o’clock at 2150 Florida avenue northwest of acute indigestion.  The remains were taken to Blacksburg, Va., yesterday afternoon, where the funeral will be held at 10 o’clock this morning.  The deceased was sixty-four years of age. 

Mr. Conrad was a Confederate scout during the civil war in the command of Gen. J.E.B. Stewart.  Afterward he served for many years as president of the Blacksburg (Va.) College, which was attended by Thomas Nelson Page and Representative Claude A. Swanson, of Virginia, during his incumbency of that office.  He resigned the presidency of the college in 1890 to accept a position in this city as a general statistician in the Census Office.  The deceased recently published a book, the title of which is “Personal Memoirs,” and which deals with his experiences during the civil war.

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