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John King Beretta

John King Beretta, American banker. Member San Antonio Board of Education, 4 years; member communications of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, 1936-1939.; Mason (32°, Shriner).; Kiwanian.

Background

  • Beretta, John King was born on November 5, 1861 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of Alexander and Jane (Staggs) Beretta.

  • Education

    • Educated St. Mary’s College, San Antonio, Texas.

    Career

    • 1 son, John Ward. Founder Laredo National Bank, 1895, president until 1912. President until 1946, Loredo Bridge Company, which built and operated International Bridge at Laredo, Texas. President, chairman National Bank of Commerce, San Antonio, 1912-1946.

      Chairman First National Bank of San Antonio, Texas, Kleberg First National Bank of Kingsville, Texas.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member San Antonio Board of Education, 4 years. Member communications of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, 1936-1939. Mason (32°, Shriner).

    Connections

    • Married Sally Mills Ward, December 9, 1896.
    • father: Alexander Beretta
    • mother: Jane (Staggs) Beretta
    • spouse: Sally Mills Ward
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    Born November 5, 1861
    Died June 21, 1948
    (aged 86)
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