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Simon William Straus

Simon William Straus, American banker.

Background

  • Straus, Simon William was born on December 23, 1866 in Ligonier, Indiana, United States. Son of Frederick and Madlon (Goldsmith) Straus.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.

    Career

    • Became connected with father’s mortgage and loan business, 1884, admitted as partner, 1888, Chairman of the Board S. W. Straus & Company, Inc., since 1898. Chairman of the Board Franklin Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, since 1928. President Straus National Bank & Trust Company of New York, Straus National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago.

      President American Society for Thrift. Author: History of the Thrift Movement in America, 1920. Originator of the “Straus Plan” of financing loans on buildings and industrial plants.

      Office: New York, New York.

    Works

    • Author: History of the Thrift Movement in America, 1920. Originator of the “Straus Plan” of financing loans on buildings and industrial plants.

    Connections

    • Married Hattie Klee, April.
    • father: Frederick Straus
    • mother: Madlon (Goldsmith) Straus
    • spouse: Hattie Klee
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    Born December 23, 1866
    Died September 7, 1930
    (aged 63)
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