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William Mcchesney Martin

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

Background

  • 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.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

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

    Membership

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

    Connections

    • 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)
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