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William Wallace Witherspoon

William Wallace Witherspoon, American banker, lawyer. Member Association Registered Bank Holding Companies (director), Phi Delta Phi.


  • Witherspoon, William Wallace was born on November 15, 1905 in Spokane. Son of Archibald William and Eda (Mauseth) Witherspoon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Princeton, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, University Washington, 1931.


    • Admitted to Washington bar, 1931, practiced in Spokane, 1931-1972. Senior partner firm Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, and predecessors, 1958-1972. Chairman of the Board Old National Bank Washington, Spokane, 1959-1972.

      President director Washington Bancshares, Inc. (formerly called Old National Corporation), 1959-1972, Old National Bank Building Company, 1959-1972, Investment Securities Company, 1959-1972, Davenport Investment Company, 1964-1972. Vice-president, director Greenough Investment Company, 1947-1972, Pend Oreille Mines & Metals Company, 1959-1972.

      Secretary-treasurer, director Inland Empire Paper Company, 1950-1972. Director First National Bank Spokane, Reeves McDonald Mines, Ltd., Securities-Intermountain, Inc. Trustee St. George’s School, Spokane.


    Member Association Registered Bank Holding Companies (director), Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Spokane Country.


    • Married Charlotte Semple, May 17, 1941. Children: William Wallace, Grant Thomas, James Stuart, Tannis Eda, Peter Archibald.
    • father: Archibald William Witherspoon
    • mother: Eda (Mauseth) Witherspoon
    • spouse: Charlotte Semple
    • children: William Wallace Witherspoon
    • Grant Thomas Witherspoon
    • James Stuart Witherspoon
    • Tannis Eda Witherspoon
    • Peter Archibald Witherspoon
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    Born November 15, 1905
    Died October 20, 1972
    (aged 66)