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Parker Simmons Maddux

Parker Simmons Maddux, American lawyer, banker. Recipient National Citizenship Award by Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1944.

Background

  • Maddux, Parker Simmons was born on May 29, 1880 in Dixon, Solano County, California, United States. Son of Lafayette Jackson and Mary Blythe (Simmons) Maddux.

  • Education

    • Graduate University of California, 1902. Harvard Law School, 1905. Doctor of Laws, St. Mary’s College, 1940.

    Career

    • Admitted to California bar, 1905. Law practice, San Francisco, 1905-1910. Assistant United State Attorneys for Northern District of California, 1910-1912.

      Appointed attorney for Savings Union Bank & Trust Company, San Francisco, 1913, director Vice-President 1919. Vice president Mercantile Trust Company of San Francisco (a consolidation of Savings Union Bank & Trust Company and Mercantile National Bank of San Francisco), 1920, then elected director of Mercantile and of its successor American Trust Company, resigned as director Vice-President May 1, 1930. Executive vice president The San Francisco Bank, 1930-1933, president 1933-1953, Chairman of the Board, 1953, director since 1930.

      Director, officer of 18 banking, other corporations, 1920-1930.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Board of Governors International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Member National Committee of 13, National Citizens (committee for reorganization executive branch of government, Pacific Coast Advisory Council and San Francisco Advisory Council of Crusade for Freedom. Member Regional Loan Committee, Reconstrn.

    Finance Corporation, Loaning Agency. Member finance committee of the Mayor of San Francisco in connection with the United Nations Conference. Member board directors San Francisco branch American Cancer Society.

    Member California Academy Sciences, California History Society (patron. Clubs: Pacific Union, Commercial, Press (San Francisco).

    Connections

    • Married Edith Marion Walker, 1905 (died January 1932), children—Jackson, Meredith. Married second, Grace Helen Butler, August 1933.
    • father: Lafayette Jackson Maddux
    • mother: Mary Blythe (Simmons) Maddux
    • spouses: Edith Marion Walker
    • Grace Helen Butler
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    Born March 29, 1880
    Died October 31, 1953
    (aged 73)
    Nationality

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