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William John Kommers

William John Kommers, American banker. Member Spokane Chamber of Commerce, Washington Bankers Association (organizer, first president trust div.).

Background

  • Kommers, William John was born on January 13, 1872 in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Matthias and Margaret (Wolf) Kommers.

  • Education

    • Educated St. Lawrence College, Mount Calvary, and Pio Nono College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Career

    • Began as messenger Northwestern National Bank, Superior, Wisconsin, 1890, cashier, 1897-1902. Assistant cashier Old National Bank, Spokane, Washington, 1902-1910. Vice president Union Trust Company, Spokane, 1910-1919, president, 1919-1924.

      Vice-president and trust officer Old National Bank & Union Trust Company, 1924-1933. President First National Trust & Savings Bank (affiliated with Old National Bank), 1933-1935. Now conducting own business of organizing and managing businesses, properties and estates.

      Federal lease negotiator, The Home Owners' Loan Corporation Homes Use Service.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Spokane Chamber of Commerce, Washington Bankers Association (organizer, first president trust div.). Clubs: City, Spokane Country. Recognized as a leader in promotional work of trust companies in the West through cooperative publicity.

    Connections

    • Married Louise M. Klinkert, September 21, 1897. Children: William Adolph, Henry Anthony, Margaret Anna, Joseph Adam.
    • father: Matthias Kommers
    • mother: Margaret (Wolf) Kommers
    • spouse: Louise M. Klinkert
    • children: William Adolph Kommers
    • Henry Anthony Kommers
    • Margaret Anna Kommers
    • Joseph Adam Kommers
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