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Lucien Mason Hanks

Lucien Mason Hanks, American banker.


  • Hanks, Lucien Mason was born on June 27, 1868 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Lucien Stanley and Sybil (Perkins) Hanks.

  • Education

    • B.L., University of Wisconsin, 1889. Studied University Berlin, Germany, 1 year.


    • With State Bank, Madison, 1891-1906. Secretary Central Wisconsin Trust Company, 1906-1908. President 1908-1927; Chairman of the Board, 1927-1934, president, 1934-1940.

      Was president First National Bank. Which was merged with Central Wisconsin Trust Company, 1922. Director Nekoosa Edward Paper Company.

      Trustee Estate of William F. Vilas. Trustee Zoöl. Society, Madison. Secretary-treasurer Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

      Treasurer State History Society of Wisconsin. Chairman local chapter American Red Cross, 1942-1946. Treasurer Dane County Chapter, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc.

      Secretary treasurer Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 1927-1947. Member Chi Psi.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Clubs: Madison, University.


    • Married Mary Esther Vilas, October 10, 1898. Children: William Vilas (deceased), Sybil Anna, Lucien Mason.
    • father: Lucien Stanley Hanks
    • mother: Sybil (Perkins) Hanks
    • spouse: Mary Esther Vilas
    • children: William Vilas Hanks (deceased)
    • Sybil Anna Hanks
    • Lucien Mason Hanks
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    Died April 29, 1950
    (aged 81)