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Hanns Ditisheim

Hanns Ditisheim, Swiss investment banker. Served as captain with the Swiss Army, 1925-1945.


  • Ditisheim, Hanns was born on May 3, 1901 in Basel, Switzerland. Son of Max and Gimi (Herrmann) Ditisheim.

  • Education

    • Student Basel Commercial College, 1915-1917, student Neuchatel Commercial College, 1918.


    • Came to the United States, 1937, naturalized, 1945. Partner Luescher & Company, Basel, Switzerland, 1923-1939. Owner Hanns Ditisheim, New York City, since 1946.

      Chairman board Butler Brothers, Chicago, 1956-1957. President of Canal-Randolph Corporation. Chairman board, chief Executive officer United Stockyards Corporation, Chicago.

      Director Peninsula Terminal Company (North Portland, Oregon), St. Joseph Stock Yards Company, St. Paul Union Stockyards Company, Sioux City Stock Yards Company, Sioux City Terminal Railroad Company, Union Stockyards Company of Fargo, Sioux Falls Stock Yards Company.


    Served as captain with the Swiss Army, 1925-1945. Clubs: New York Athletic (New York City).


    • Married Sophie Simon, 1922. Married second, Cornelia Fitch Baekeland, July 1, 1946. Children: Harry, Marion.
    • father: Max Ditisheim
    • mother: Gimi (Herrmann) Ditisheim
    • spouses: Sophie Simon
    • Cornelia Fitch Baekeland
    • children: Harry Ditisheim
    • Marion Ditisheim
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    Born March 3, 1901
    Died March 12, 1961
    (aged 60)