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Frederick Edward Hasler

Frederick Edward Hasler, British banker.


  • Hasler, Frederick Edward was born on February 27, 1882 in Wethersfield, Essex, England. Son of Thomas and Jane Chatterson (Banyard) Hasler.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools England. Master of Arts (honorary), Bowdoin College, 1943. Doctor of Laws, Columbia, 1955, Trinity College, Connecticut, 1957.


    • Came to the United States, 1901, naturalized, 1919. Began as clerk, London, 1899. Chartering clerk J. H. Winchester & Company, New York, 1903-1906.

      Manager American Smelters S.S. Company, 1906-1908. Assistant to president Chesapeake & Ohio Coal & Coke Company, 1908-1909. Senior partner Hasler Brothers, 1909-1923.

      Vice president Bank of America, 1923-1926. President International Trust Company, 1929-1931. Became chairman of the executive committee Continental Bank & Trust Company, 1931, Chairman of the Board, 1941-1948.

      Chairman United States board N. British & Merc. Insurance Company Ltd. and subsidiaries, 1946-1961. Consultant, member advising committee of board, member Lower Manhattan advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust Company.

      Chairman Haytian American Sugar Company, S.A., 1938-1967, now director. Chairman, director Signet Fund (Bermuda) Ltd., 1957-1968. Chairman, director Hermes Enterprises, Ltd.

      (Bermuda); director La Plantation Dauphin, S.A., Haiti West Indies Company, ECL Industries, Ltd., Haitian American Development Corporation, S.A. Incorporator Litchfield Savings Society Trustee School Industrial Relations, Cornell Univercity, 1943-1945, Leake and Watts Children’s Home, St. Margaret’s school and others. Honorary director Americas Foundation.

      Director Inter-American Literacy Foundation and others. President Chamber of Commerce State of New York, 1942-1944, now honorary life member Pan American Society United States, 1940-1946, now honorary president, director.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Clubs: Pilgrims, University (New York City.


    • Married Marguerite Isabel Messent, September 5, 1912. Children: Audrey, Shirley, Marjory.
    • father: Thomas Hasler
    • mother: Jane Chatterson (Banyard) Hasler
    • spouse: Marguerite Isabel Messent
    • children: Audrey Hasler
    • Shirley Hasler
    • Marjory Hasler
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    Born February 27, 1882