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Silas Henry Burnham

Silas Henry Burnham, American banker.


  • Burnham, Silas Henry was born on April 12, 1848 in Harrison, Maine, United States. Son of Sumner and Christiana (Washburn) Burnham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1874. Studied law in office of Charles F. Libby, Portland, Maine.


    • Practiced law in Norway, Maine, 1876-1880. Moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, 1880. Organizer, 1888, and cashier and general manager American Exchange National Bank.

      Bought State National Bank, Lincoln, 1892, and merged same with American Exchange National Bank, of which was president. Bought 1st National Bank of Lincoln, 1899, and merged same with American Exchange National Bank under name of 1st National Bank of Lincoln. Bought Columbia National Bank, 1907, and merged same with 1st National Bank of Lincoln.

      Organized 1st Savings Bank of Lincoln, 1907, 1st Trust Company, 1912. Now Chairman of the Board First National Bank and First Trust Company of Lincoln. Vice president Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Company.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Eliza Lewis, October 24, 1876.
    • father: Sumner Burnham
    • mother: Christiana (Washburn) Burnham
    • spouse: Eliza Lewis
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    Born April 12, 1848
    Died September 2, 1933
    (aged 85)