D. L. Conkling, from bicyclist to treasurer, 1909.

BICYCLE RACER IS NOW TERRITORIAL TREASURER

David L. Conkling Is Given Fat Job in Hawaii

[Special Correspondence of the Call]

HONOLULU, July 2.—David Lloyd Conkling, formerly chief clerk of the territory, has been appointed territorial treasurer to succeed A. M. Campbell, whom the senate refused to confirm.

Conkling is a young man who came to Hawaii from San Francisco as a fancy bicycle rider and racer, having been well known on the coast tracks 10 years ago.

After the bicycle craze died out he became purser on one of the inter-island steamers and later was a reporter for the Honolulu papers. He was appointed chief clerk by Governor Carter and received his promotion from Governor Frear.

Conkling’s appointment has been received with general favor.

(San Francisco Call, 7/11/1909, p. 28)

BICYCLE RACER IS NOW TERRITORIAL TREASURER

San Francisco Call, Volume CVI, Number 41, Page 28. July 11, 1909.