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William Mcchesney Martin

William Mcchesney Martin, American banker, attorney. Member American, Missoui and St. Louis bar associations. Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Martin, William Mcchesney was born on July 2, 1874 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas L. and Hettie (McChesney) Martin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1895. Bachelor of Laws, St. Louis Law School (Washington University), 1900.


    • With L.&N. R.R., St. Louis, 1896-1899. With Mississippi Valley Trust Company, 1900-1914, advancing to vice president. Chairman and federal reserve agent Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis, 1914-1929, governor, 1929-1936, president.

      1936-1941; now member law firm Martin, Peper & Martin. Chairman district commission on capital issues, Federal Reserve District Northern 8, World War I. Trustee Washington and Lee University.


    • Author: Modern Banking and Trust Company Methods, 1920. Also various pamphlets on banking, banking law and the federal reserve system.


    Member American, Missoui and St. Louis bar associations. Phi Beta Kappa.; Clubs: Noonday, Bogey, Inc.


    • Married Mary Rebecca Woods, November 21, 1905. Children: William McChesney, Malcolm Woods.
    • father: Thomas L. Martin
    • mother: Hettie (McChesney) Martin
    • spouse: Mary Rebecca Woods
    • children: William McChesney Martin
    • Malcolm Woods Martin
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    Born July 2, 1874
    Died February 28, 1955
    (aged 80)