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John Saxton Sumner

John Saxton Sumner, American bank and brokerage executive, lawyer. Served as Young Men’s Christian Association secretary with 26th Division and 82d Division, United States Army, St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives, 1918.; Member Founders and Patriots America, S.A.R., Phi Delta Phi, Zeta Psi.

Background

  • Sumner, John Saxton was born on September 22, 1876 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of George Watson (Rear Admiral, United States Navy) and Henrietta (Ruan) Sumner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1904.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Eloise Elizabeth (Mistress Harry Lee Powell, Junior). Banking and brokerage business, 1895-1905. General law practice, 1905-1913.

      Associate secretary New York Society for Suppression of Vice, later Society to Maintain Public Decency, 1913-1915, secretary, 1915-1950. A leader in movements and legislation directed against demoralizing influences in publications, the screen, the stage, etc.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served as Young Men’s Christian Association secretary with 26th Division and 82d Division, United States Army, St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives, 1918. Member Founders and Patriots America, S.A.R., Phi Delta Phi, Zeta Psi.

    Connections

    • Married Eloise Peckham, November 17, 1904.
    • father: George Watson (Rear Admiral Sumner
    • mother: Henrietta (Ruan) Sumner
    • spouse: Eloise Peckham
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    Born September 22, 1876
    Died June 20, 1971
    (aged 94)
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