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Ruel Whitcomb Poor

Ruel Whitcomb Poor, American banker. Mason.

Background

  • Poor, Ruel Whitcomb was born on September 29, 1860 in New London, New Hampshire, United States. Son of William Gay and Delina A. (Freeto) Poor.

  • Education

    • Public schools and Wilton (Maine) Academy.

    Career

    • With Page Belting Company, Concord, N.H., 1877-1881. With Littleton (N.H.) Savings Bank, and Littleton National Bank, 1881-1888, cashier of latter, January-November 1888 (resigned). With Garfield National Bank, New York, November 1888, assistant cashier, 1891, cashier, 1892, president, 1902-1925, Chairman of the Board, 1925-1928.

      Chairman advisory committee Garfield Branch of Chase National Bank.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Mason.

    Connections

    • Married Ida M. Sawyer, October 18, 1884. Children: Helen Hills, Ruella (deceased).
    • father: William Gay Poor
    • mother: Delina A. (Freeto) Poor
    • spouse: Ida M. Sawyer
    • children: Helen Hills Poor
    • Ruella Poor (deceased)
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    Died August 8, 1941
    (aged 80)
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