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Walter Winfred Smith

Walter Winfred Smith, American banker.


  • Smith, Walter Winfred was born on January 19, 1877 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of James A., Junior, and Elizabeth J. (Milford) S.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, high school, St. Louis. Graduate Benton College Law, St. Louis.


    • Began in banking business with Mississippi Valley Trust Company, St. Louis, 1900. Clearing house bank examiner, 1908-1911. Nat. bank examiner, 1911-1914.

      Class C director Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1914-1915. Vice president 3d National Bank of St. Louis, 1915-1919. Vice president 1st National Bank of St. Louis, 1919-1927, president 1928-1948, chairman since 1948.

      Director Missouri Pacific Railroad, American Automobile Insurance Company, Securities Investment Company, United Wood Heel Company, Monsanto Chemical Company, Southwestern Bell Telephone Сompany, General American Life Insurance Company, American Central Insurance Company Chairman Liberty Loan Campaign, World War.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Clubs: Noonday, Missouri Athletic Association, Log Cabin, Racquet, St. Louis, Country.


    • Married Elsie Thompson, August 16, 1904. Children: Alan Thompson, Stuart Hoxton.
    • father: James A. Smith
    • mother: Elizabeth J. (Milford) Smith
    • spouse: Elsie Thompson
    • children: Alan Thompson Smith
    • Stuart Hoxton Smith
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    Born January 19, 1877
    Died April 26, 1949
    (aged 72)