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William Ruggles Dawes

William Ruggles Dawes, American banker. Member Chicago Association Commerce (president 1924-1928).


  • Dawes, William Ruggles was born on October 5, 1862 in Ripon, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Hector and Jane (Ruggles) Dawes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Ripon College, 1884.


    • With Spink Company Bank, Redfield, South Dakot, 1884-1889. Secretary Lincoln Coal Company, Dawes Business Block Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1890-1898. Cashier Chicago Postoffice, 1898-1902.

      Cashier Central Trust Company of Illinois, 1902-1919, vice president, 1911-1931. President North Side State Savings Bank, 1909-1920. Vice president Mechanics & Traders State Bank, 1912-1922.

      Director Market Traders State Bank, 1923-1925. Director Addresso-graph-Multigraph Corporation, 1926-1946. President Mississippi Valley Association, 1928-1931.

      President Chicago Regional Port Commission, 1930. President Central Illinois Securities Corporation, 1932-1935, chairman of board, 1935-1939, president, 1939-1945. Chairman of the board since 1946.

      Trustee Ripon College since 1907, Chairman of the Board, 1937-1948.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Conglist


    Member Chicago Association Commerce (president 1924-1928). Clubs: University, Commercial.


    • Married Margaret Booker, 1885.
    • father: Hector Dawes
    • mother: Jane (Ruggles) Dawes
    • spouse: Margaret Booker
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    Born October 5, 1862
    Died September 21, 1951
    (aged 88)