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John Sylvester Drum

John Sylvester Drum, American banker.


  • Drum, John Sylvester was born on April 16, 1872 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of John Sylvester and Sarah Jane (Gass) Drum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, St. Ignatius College, San Francisco, 1891. Hastings College of Law (University of California), 1894.


    • 1 son, John. Admitted to California bar, 1894, and practiced in San Francisco, until 1909. President Savings Union Bank & Trust Company, 1910-1920, Mercantile Trust Company of California (name after merger with Union Bank & Trust Company), 1920-1927, American Trust Company (name after merger with Mercantile Turst Company), since 1927. Also officer or director of many other corporations.

      Appointed by Secretary McAdoo, November 1917, as state director for war savings in Northern California. Appointed by President Wilson member Capital Issues Committee under the War Finance Corporation Act of April 5, 1918. President American Bankers’ Association, 1920-1921.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Catholic


    Clubs: Pacific Union, University, Olympic, Bohemian, Burlingame Country.


    • Married Georgie A. Spieker, of San Francisco, April.
    • father: John Sylvester Drum
    • mother: Sarah Jane (Gass) Drum
    • spouse: Georgie A. Spieker
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