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Philip Ream Clarke

Philip Ream Clarke, American banker. Decorated Order of White Rose, first class, conferred by government of Finland, 1941. Named Chicagoan of Year 1960, various orgns.; Bus, Statesman of Year, Harvard School Business; recipient National. Rotarian award, 1960, Damen award of Loyola University, 1965. Vice chairman in charge sales Chicago Liberty Loan Committee, 1917-1919.

Background

  • Clarke, Philip Ream was born on June 10, 1889 in Hinsdale. Illinois. Son of Robert W. and Mary Evelyn (Foster) Clarke.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the high school, Hinsdale, 1906. Student Beloit College, 1906. Doctor of Laws, Illinois College, 1954, Lake Forest U., 1960.

    Career

    • With Farson, Son & Company, bankers, Chicago, 1908-1909. Chicago manager O’Connor & Kahler, investments, New York City, 1910-1913. President, treasurer Clarke & Company, 1914-1919.

      President Federal Securities Corporation, 1919-1929. President Central Trust Company Illinois, 1929-1932. President City National Bank & Trust Company, 1932-1951, Chairman of the Board, 1951-1956.

      Chairman of the executive committee, director Montgomery Ward & Company. Director United States Steel Corporation, 1937-1962, Pure Oil Corporation Chairman, board directors Cleveland American League Baseball Club, 1945-1949. Trustee, nat. board directors Little League Foundation.

      President Chicago Cubs Baseball for Boys, Inc. Vice chairman, board directors Chicago Heart Association. President Hinsdale Cemetery Company.

      President.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn, Presbyn

    Membership

    Rotarian award, 1960, Damen award of Loyola University, 1965. Vice chairman in charge sales Chicago Liberty Loan Committee, 1917-1919. Clubs: Attic, Tavern (honorary), Chicago, Commercial (president 1937), Bankers (president 1939), Executives, Economic (director 1939), Bond Men’s, Old Elm, Hinsdale (president 1920-1923), Hinsdale Golf, Spring Lake Country, Coleman Lake, Recess (New York.

    Connections

    • Married Louise Hildebrand, September 17, 1910. Children: Philip Ream, Norman Foster, David Griffing.
    • father: Robert W. Clarke
    • mother: Mary Evelyn (Foster) Clarke
    • spouse: Louise Hildebrand
    • children: Philip Ream Clarke
    • Norman Foster Clarke
    • David Griffing Clarke
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    Born June 10, 1889
    Died October 26, 1966
    (aged 77)
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