Category Archives: Barbour

James Stanley Corder

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
Valerie & Tommy Crook
July 24, 2000

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III,
pg. 594

JAMES STANLEY CORDER, son of William Alonzo Corder,
is a prominent young banker of Philippi. He was born at
the home of his parents in Barbour County, October 11,
1887, and was liberally educated, graduating from the
public schools and from Broaddus College of Philippi, and
attended the preparatory school of “West Virginia “University
at Keyser, and West Virginia Wesleyan College at Buck-
hannon. He taught school in Barbour County for two years.

His early ambition was for a medical career, and he had
attended college with that in view. However, upon the
organization of the People’s Bank of Philippi on September
15, 1908, he entered that institution as teller, and served
in that capacity until 1914, when he became cashier. He
was the youngest teller and also the youngest cashier in
the city and the county when he entered upon the respective
duties of those positions. The active officers of the bank
are Lee J. Sandridge, president; William A. Corder, first
vice president; B. E. Snyder, second vice president; J.
Stanley Corder, cashier; and Sherman Lindsey, assistant

J. Stanley Corder married Miss Audrey Dyer, and they
have one daughter, Ruth Reynolds Corder. J. Stanley
Corder is high in Masonry being a Knight Templar and

Clyde Poling

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770



POLING, CLYDE. (Republican.) Address: Berry-
burg, West Va. Member of the House of Delegates from
Barbour county. Born in that county April 13, 1891;
educated in the public and subscription schools, and at the
Fairmont State Normal; has devoted practically his
entire time to educational work, his present profession
being that of Principal of Schools. Along with this work,
however, he has given much attention to the cause of
temperance. He was elected to the Legislature in 1916,
and during the 1917 sessions was a member of the following
committees: Education and Prohibition and Temperance.

Submitted by: Valerie Crook