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William Henry Kniffin

William Henry Kniffin, American banker, author. Member American Bankers Association (executive secretary savings bank section).; Mason.


  • Kniffin, William Henry was born on October 29, 1874 in Kingston, New York, United States. Son of William Henry and Mary E. (Hillyer) Kniffin.

  • Education

    • Educated Kingston Academy.


    • 1 son, William Vance. With Rondout Sav. Bank, Kingston, New York, 1890-1907. Cashier Home Sav. Bank, Brooklyn, 1907-1912.

      Treasurer Onondaga County Sav. Bank, Syracuse, New York, 1912-1914. Vice president First National Bank, Jamaica, Long Island, 1915-1917.

      Vice president Bank of Rockville Centre, since 1917. Instructor in finance New York University.


    • Author: The Savings Bank and its Practical Work. 1912
    • Practical Work of a Bank, 1915. Commercial Paper, 1917.

      The Business Man and His Bank. 1921
    • American Banking Practice, 1922. Commercial Banking, 1923.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Baptist


    Member American Bankers Association (executive secretary savings bank section).


    • Married Gertrude M. Griffin, September 21, 1918.
    • father: William Henry Kniffin
    • mother: Mary E. (Hillyer) Kniffin
    • spouse: Gertrude M. Griffin
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    Born October 29, 1874
    Died February 28, 1951
    (aged 76)