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Willard Drake Ellis

Willard Drake Ellis, American banker.


  • Ellis, Willard Drake was born on April 8, 1887 in Ogden, Utah, United States. Son of John Gregory and Rose Amelia (Drake) Ellis.

  • Education

    • Public schools and high school, Ogden, Utah.


    • With John Scowcroft & Sons Company, Ogden, Utah, 1902-1906. Secretary New Zealand Mission, 1906-1909. With Pingree National Bank, 1909-1917.

      With Federal Land Bank of Berkeley, California, since 1917, president and Chairman of the Board, 1920-1934 and since 1943. With Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Berkeley since 1923, president and Chairman of the Board since 1923. Chairman of the Board Berkeley Bank of Cooperatives, Production Credit Corporation (Berkeley).

      General agent Farm Credit Administration.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Clubs: Claremont Country (Oakland).


    • Married Louise Woodbury, September 6, 1923. Children: Willard Eldan, Rosemary, Frank Woods, Gordon Woodbury, Ann Louise.
    • father: John Gregory Ellis
    • mother: Rose Amelia (Drake) Ellis
    • spouse: Louise Woodbury
    • children: Willard Eldan Ellis
    • Rosemary Ellis
    • Frank Woods Ellis
    • Gordon Woodbury Ellis
    • Ann Louise Ellis
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    Born April 8, 1887
    Died August 1, 1947
    (aged 60)