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Chester Woodward

Chester Woodward, American banker. member Topeka Board of Education, 1925-1935 (president); member of advisory board Yenching U., China.

Background

  • Woodward, Chester was born on August 24, 1876 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Brinton Webb and Emily Price (Darlington) Woodward.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the high school, Lawrence, Kansas, 1894. Ph.C., University of Kansas, 1896.

    Career

    • Began in mortgage investment business, 1900, under name B. W. & Chester Woodward. Vice-president and secretary Central Trust Company, 1920-1929. President Morris Plan Bank (Topeka).

      Vice president Central National Bank, 1920-1929. Associate nat. director canteen service, American Red Cross, Washington, District of Columbia, 1918. Former president Topeka Board of Education.

      President Topeka Public Library. Member Topeka Board of Education, 1925-1935 (president). Director Young Men’s Christian Association.

      Director Topeka Public Health Nursing Association Treasurer Stormont Hospital. Trustee Memorial Corporation, University of Kansas. Member of advisory board Yenching U., China.

      Trustee Washburn College. President Alumni Association of University of Kansas, 1937. Executive Committee Topeka Boy Scouts.

    Works

    • Author: Out of the Blue, Lanterns Alight, 1940. Owner of one of largest private libraries in Middle West and of collection of paintings loaned to University of Kansas.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Member Topeka Board of Education, 1925-1935 (president). Member of advisory board Yenching U., China.

    Connections

    • Married Frederica D. Bullene, October 10, 1906. Children: Thomas Darlington, Brinton Webb World War II in drug business, 1896-1900.
    • father: Brinton Webb Woodward
    • mother: Emily Price (Darlington) Woodward
    • spouse: Frederica D. Bullene
    • children: Thomas Darlington Woodward
    • Brinton Webb World War II in drug business Woodward
    • 1896-1900 Woodward
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    Died October 11, 1940
    (aged 64)
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