Dr. Conmy speaking at 1951 library dedication
photo courtesy of Oakland History Room (via OAC)

Dr. Peter Thomas Conmy (July 8, 1901 – July 27, 1996) was a librarian and later head librarian of the Oakland Public Library. By 1972, he was "librarian emeritus" and city historian.

Oakland History Room librarian Martha Bergmann remembers him as a kind man, who was known for hiring eccentrics and others who had a hard time getting a job.

Conmy wrote various Oakland history books and articles, including:

Conmy was a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and a Catholic. He was a Master of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus in 1966. 1

Conmy died in 1996 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. 2

Links and References

  • Conmy, Peter - writings available at Oakland Public Library
  1. K of C Will Hold Rites in San Jose Oakland Tribune April 15, 1966
  2. Peter Thomas Conmy on FindAGrave.com