Alexander McDowell, March 20, 1884. Entered banking business with his father, Seville, O., 1871. Opened branch bank, Medina, O., 1877.
Organized German-American Bank, Cleveland, 1878. Latter failed, 1880, and 10 years later Mr. Spitzer paid its debts in full.
Opened bank of Fremont, O., August 1880. Sold out in 1881; formed firm Spitzer, Wideman & Company, Toledo. Wideman retired, 1882, firm becoming Spitzer & Company (later Spitzer, Rorick & Company).
Opened branch at Boston, 1887. Resided there, 1887-1895. Removed Boston office to New York, May 1, 1899.
Director 6 banks, including Ohio Savings Bank & Trust Company, and Security Trust Company, of Toledo, president Spitzer Building Company. Elected president Ohio Centennial Company, December 1898. Was quartermaster general Ohio National Guard.
Brigadier general, 1900-1904. Home: Toledo, O.
Born November 2, 1849