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Benjamin Franklin Edwards

Benjamin Franklin Edwards, American banker. member firm A. G. Edwards & Sons.


  • Edwards, Benjamin Franklin was born on December 31, 1859 in St. Louis. Son of Albert Gallatin and Mary Ewing (Jenckes) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Graduate Kirkwood (Missouri) High School, 1875.


    • 1 son, Albert Gallatin. Married second, Flora G. Woods, January 8, 1901. Children—Mary Rebecca, Presley William, Nancy.

      Began with St. Louis National Bank, December 31, 1875. Assistant correspondent clerk, Bank of Commerce, 1880. Entered stock and bond business, 1887.

      With father, as A. G. Edwards & Son. With the National Bank of Commerce as assistant cashier, cashier, director Vice-President, 1892-1908, and president, September 1908-April 1913. Became president Central National Bank of St. Louis, March 1, 1915.

      Organizer and was president National City Bank of St. Louis, July 12, 1921. Now member firm A. G. Edwards & Sons.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member firm A. G. Edwards & Sons.


    • Married Isabel Woods, of St.; married second, Flora G. Woods, January 8, 1901. Children: Mary Rebecca, Presley William, Nancy.
    • father: Albert Gallatin Edwards
    • mother: Mary Ewing (Jenckes) Edwards
    • spouses: Isabel Woods
    • Flora G. Woods
    • children: Mary Rebecca Edwards
    • Presley William Edwards
    • Nancy Edwards
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    Born December 31, 1859