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William Joseph Dangaix

William Joseph Dangaix, American capitalist.

Background

  • Dangaix, William Joseph was born on September 16, 1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph and Mary (Lasserre) Dangaix.

  • Education

    • Student Sorbonne, Paris, and Institute d’Études françaises de Touraine, Tours, France. Studied Spanish 1 yr.

    Career

    • Began at 18 as department clerk Superior Court, Brunswick, Georgia. In insurance and real estate business at Birmingham, Alabama, many years. General agent for Southern States of Agricultural Insurance Company of Watertown, New York, 10 years.

      Organizer and first president Birmingham Savings Bank, merged with American Trust & Savings Bank, of which was a director for many years. Bank merged into American-Traders National Bank which was merged into First National Bank of Birmingham. Retired from active business, 1908, and has since spent most of time abroad, principally at Paris, but maintains legal citizenship at Birmingham.

      Under appointment as special assistant of Department of State, served, 1918-1919, as foreign agent of War Trade Board, at Berne, Switzerland, and at Paris.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Catholic

    Connections

    • father: Joseph Dangaix
    • mother: Mary (Lasserre) Dangaix
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    Born September 16, 1864
    Died 1943
    (aged 78)
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