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Joseph Augustus Bower

Joseph Augustus Bower, American banker. Decorated Officer of The Crown (Belgium); Master Knight Sovereign Order of Malta (R.C.). Member Academy Political Science, American Geography Society, Policy Association World Peace Foundation, General business manager, Alien Property Custodian, World War I.

Background

  • Bower, Joseph Augustus was born on September 2, 1880 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of William Alexander and Sarah Anne (Berry) Bower.

  • Education

    • Graduate Detroit Business U., 1900.

    Career

    • Admitted to Michigan bar, 1901, and began practice at Detroit. 1st junior officer, later vice president Detroit Trust Company, 14 years, 1902-1915, president Hale & Kilburn Company, manufacturers, Philadelphia, 1915-1917. Vice president Liberty National Bank (now New York Trust Company), New York, 1917-1929.

      Resigned, president Chemical Securities Corporation, 1929-1932. Executive vice president Chemical Bank & Trust Company from 1932. Vice chairman of the executive committee Chemical Bank & Trust Company, chairman Trust Committee.

      President Detroit International Bridge Company. Director Safety Car Heating & Lighting Company Life trustee Rutgers University (resigned 1944).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Catholic

    Membership

    Member Academy Political Science, American Geography Society, Policy Association World Peace Foundation, General business manager, Alien Property Custodian, World War I. Clubs: Recess, Union League (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Emma Anna Wuelfing, August 22, 1906. Children: Phyllis Louise (Mistress.
    • father: William Alexander Bower
    • mother: Sarah Anne (Berry) Bower
    • spouse: Emma Anna Wuelfing
    • child: Phyllis Louise (Mrs Bower
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