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George Henry Kirchner

George Henry Kirchner, American banker.


  • Kirchner, George Henry was born on January 1, 1866 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Sebastian and Mary Ann (Luttenbacher) Kirchner.

  • Education

    • Educated St. Joseph’s Parochial School, Detroit.


    • Began business career as office boy, attorney’s office, 1880. Messenger for private bank, 1881-1885. Bookkeeper for contractor, 1885-1889.

      Teller City Savings Bank, Detroit, 1889-1894. Assistant cashier German American Bank (name changed to First State Bank, 1917), 1894-1901, cashier, 1901-1912, president, 1912-1927. Chairman of the Board Griswold-First State Bank, 1927-1928.

      Retired January 1, 1929. Appointed conservator Union Guardian Trust Company, Detroit, 1933, president, since 1934.


    Denomination: Catholic


    • Married Fina Valentin, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, June 23, 1892. Children: Ralph T., Angus M., George H., Virginia (Mistress William F. McDonnell), Constance (Mistress Frank J. Murphy).
    • father: Sebastian Kirchner
    • mother: Mary Ann (Luttenbacher) Kirchner
    • spouse: Fina Valentin
    • children: Ralph T. Kirchner
    • Angus M. Kirchner
    • George H. Kirchner
    • Virginia Kirchner (Mistress William F. McDonnell)
    • Constance Kirchner (Mistress Frank J. Murphy)
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    Born January 1, 1866
    Died August 22, 1938
    (aged 72)