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William Laird Dean

William Laird Dean, American banker. member Executive Committee A., T. & San Francisco Railway; Rotarian.


  • Dean, William Laird was born on December 19, 1891 in Marion, Kansas, United States. Son of John Sullivan and Jennie (Laird) Dean.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin (O.) College, 1913.


    • 1 stepdau., Mistress Elizabeth Harry. President Bank of Duchesne (Utah), 1916-1920. Secretary Columbia Title & Trust Company, Topeka, Kansas, 1920-1928, president and director, 1928-1958.

      Vice president Merchants National Bank, Topeka, 1928-1931, became president, 1931, Chairman of the Board, since 1956. Vice-president, director New England Building Company, since 1925. Member Executive Committee A., T. & San Francisco Railway.

      Director Gas Service Company (Kansas City, Missoury), Victory Life Insurance Company, Preferred Fire Insurance Company, Kansas Bankers Surety. Trustee Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Missoury Republican.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Executive Committee A., T. & San Francisco Railway.


    • Married Della Spratt, July 3, 1917 (died 1940).; married second, Mistress.; married Mistress; children: Mary Jeanette, Doris.
    • father: John Sullivan Dean
    • mother: Jennie (Laird) Dean
    • spouses: Della Spratt
    • Mistress
    • Mistress
    • children: Mary Jeanette Dean
    • Doris Dean
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    Born December 19, 1891
    Died April 8, 1963
    (aged 71)