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Edwin Truman Coman

Edwin Truman Coman, American banker. Member Liberty Loan and various war committees. Director Marin County chapter American Red Cross, Marin Company Tuberculosis Association (treasurer); member executive council American Bankers’ Association, 1914-1915 and 1916; member Phi Kappa Psi.; Mason (32 degree, Shriner), Elk.

Background

  • Coman, Edwin Truman was born on May 25, 1869 in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. Son of Daniel Franklin and Rosilla (Thresher) Coman.

  • Education

    • University of Michigan, 1885-1887 and 1888-1889. Bachelor of Laws, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1890.

    Career

    • Admitted to practice in Virginia, Illinois and Washington. Moved to State of Washington, 1894. Practiced at Colfax, 1894-1897.

      President Marin County National Bank and Marin County Savings Bank, San Rafael, California. Vice president of Mercantile Trust Company, of Calif. President Exchange National Bank, Spokane, Washington, 1907-1921.

      Organized and was president State Bank of Plummer, State Bank of Worley (Idaho), Bank of Endicott (Washington), State Bank of Wilbur (Washington). President Bank of Farmington (Washington), National Bank of Palouse (Washington), 1912-1920. Director Spokane branch of Federal Reserve Bank, 1915-1919.

      Vice president American Trust Company. Retired. State senator, Washington, 1918-1922. President Board Regents, State College of Washington, 1915.

      President Chamber of Commerce, Spokane, 1909.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Liberty Loan and various war committees. Director Marin County chapter American Red Cross, Marin Company Tuberculosis Association (treasurer). Member executive council American Bankers’ Association, 1914-1915 and 1916.

    Member Phi Kappa Psi. Mason (32 degree, Shriner), Elk. Clubs: Spokane, University.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Martin, of Carrollton, Missouri, March 10, 1897.; married second, Eva R. Freeland, 1926. Children: Edwin T., Robert M., Catherine.
    • father: Daniel Franklin Coman
    • mother: Rosilla (Thresher) Coman
    • spouses: Ruth Martin
    • Eva R. Freeland
    • children: Edwin T. Coman
    • Robert M. Coman
    • Catherine Coman
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    Born March 25, 1869
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