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Eugene Van Rensselaer Thayer

Eugene Van Rensselaer Thayer, American banker.


  • Thayer, Eugene Van Rensselaer was born on September 27, 1881 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Eugene Van Rensselaer and Susan (Spring) Thayer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1904.


    • Brokerage business, Boston, 1904-1912. President Merchants’ National Bank, 1912-1917. President Chase National Bank, New York, 1918-1921.

      Was Chairman of the Board Bankers & Shippers Insurance Company (director). Chairman of the executive committee Central Trust Company of Illinois (Chicago), 1929-1931. Partner firm Herrick, Berg & Company, brokers.

      Director many companies. Appointed co-receiver Mississippi Valley Utilities Investment Company, 1932.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • Married Gladys Brooks, September 3, 1903. Married second, Mistress.
    • father: Eugene Van Rensselaer Thayer
    • mother: Susan (Spring) Thayer
    • spouses: Gladys Brooks
    • Mistress
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    Born September 27, 1881
    Died January 1, 1937
    (aged 55)