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Clarence Otto Kuester

Clarence Otto Kuester, American savings & loan association executive. member Spanish-American War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Stonewall Jackson Post).; Mason (Shriner), Knights of Pythias, Moose, Elk; member United Commercial Travelers (past grand councillor for Carolinas).

Background

  • Kuester, Clarence Otto was born on June 5, 1876 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Frederick and Rixcy (Horne) Kuester.

  • Education

    • Educated Charlotte Graded Schools, and Major J. G. Baird’s Private School for Boys.

    Career

    • Grocery clerk at age of 15. Traveling salesman, 1894-1907. Vice-president and manager Kuester-Pharr Company, 1907-1912, Kuester-Lowe Company, 1912-1917.

      Manager new business department American Trust Company, Charlotte, 1917-1918. Became vice-president and business manager Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, 1919, now executive vice president and general business manager. Director Mechanics Perpetual Building and Loan Association, Charlotte (now Home Federal Savings and Loan Association), since 1910.

      Secretary Mecklenburg County Draft Board, 1917. Vice chairman County Liberty Loan campaign, World War. Chairman Draft Board Northern 5, County of Mecklenburg, City of Charlotte, since 1940.

      Vice president., later president Greater Charlotte Club, 1909-1912, director, 1912-1915. Honorary life member Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Junior Chamber of Commerce. Honorary major United Confed.

      Veterans of North Carolina. Chairman 150th Anniversary of Battle of Kings Mountain, 1930. Honorary vice president (life) Charlotte Travelers Aid Society.

      Honorary visiting member Charlotte Kiwanis Club. Honorary member Spanish-American War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Stonewall Jackson Post).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member Spanish-American War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Stonewall Jackson Post). Mason (Shriner), Knights of Pythias, Moose, Elk. Member United Commercial Travelers (past grand councillor for Carolinas).

    Clubs: Executives, Charlotte Country, Meyers Park Country.

    Connections

    • Married Addie McDade Shaw, December 21, 1896. Children: Adelaide Graham and Faison Shaw (twins), Clarence Otto.
    • father: Frederick Kuester
    • mother: Rixcy (Horne) Kuester
    • spouse: Addie McDade Shaw
    • children: Adelaide Graham and Faison Shaw Kuester (twins)
    • Clarence Otto Kuester
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    Died March 12, 1948
    (aged 71)
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