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Robert Clarence Pruyn

Robert Clarence Pruyn, American banker.


  • Pruyn, Robert Clarence was born on October 23, 1847 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Honorary Robert Hewson, (United States minister to Japan) and Jane Anne (Lansing) Pruyn.

  • Education

    • 8th in descendant from Francis Pruyn, of Albany. Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers, 1869, A.M., Doctor of Laws.


    • Entered banking business in Albany, 1885. President and Chairman of the Board National Commercial Bk. and Trust corporation since 1885. Director Mohawk Hudson Power Corporation, D.&H. Company, Chase National Bank (New York City), Air Reduction Company, North American Cement Company, Consolidated Car Heating Company.

      Trustee Albany Savings Bank. Director Albany Hospital, Church Pension Fund, Church Life Insurance Corporation.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Clubs: Albany, Fort Orange, University, Schuyler Meadows (Albany).


    • Married Anna Williams, of Albany, New York, October 22, 1873. Children: Edward Lansing, Ruth Williams (Mistress.
    • father: Honorary Robert Hewson Pruyn
    • mother: Jane Anne (Lansing) Pruyn
    • spouse: Anna Williams
    • children: Edward Lansing Pruyn
    • Ruth Williams (Mrs Pruyn
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    Born October 23, 1847