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Kenton Robinson Cravens

Kenton Robinson Cravens, American banker.


  • Cravens, Kenton Robinson was born on June 7, 1904 in Salina, Kansas, United States. Son of Richard Price and Crudenia (Poston) Cravens.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas, 1925.


    • Vice president Cleveland Trust Company, 1938-1943 (on leave 1941-1942). Became vice-president, director Mercantile Trust Company, (formerly Mercantile-Commerce Bank & Trust Company), St. Louis, 1943, president, 1954-1962, Chairman of the Board, 1962-1967, chairman of the executive committee, from 1967. Chairman of the Board Eagle Rubber Company, from 1940.

      Administrator Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Washington, 1953-1954. Director American Zinc Company, Granite City Steel Company, Interco Inc. Home: St Louis Missouri.


    • Married Vivian Crouch, May 28, 1927. Children: Susan, Kenton (deceased).
    • father: Richard Price Cravens
    • mother: Crudenia (Poston) Cravens
    • spouse: Vivian Crouch
    • children: Susan Cravens
    • Kenton Cravens (deceased)
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    Born June 7, 1904
    Died September 16, 1971
    (aged 67)