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William Ritchie Cation

William Ritchie Cation, American banker. Club: Detroit.


  • Cation, William Ritchie was born on April 5, 1883 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Janet Rae (Waugh) Cation.

  • Education

    • Student Bradley Polytechnic Institute, Peoria, 1897-1901.


    • 1 daughter, Barbara Finch. Began as clerk Central National Bank, Peoria, Illinois, 1902, assistant cashier, 1904-1913. Fruit grower, 1914-1915.

      Chief clerk First & Old Detroit National Bank, 1916-1917. Cashier Detroit Branch of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1918-1923, managing director, 1923-1934. President Guardian Depositors Corporation, May 7, 1935-July 1936, now director.

      With Van Grant & corporation since 1937. Attached to Detroit office of treasurer of America Red Cross, 1917.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Club: Detroit.


    • Married Catheryne E. Finch, of Detroit, Michigan, August 14, 1918.
    • father: John Cation
    • mother: Janet Rae (Waugh) Cation
    • spouse: Catheryne E. Finch
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    Born April 5, 1883