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Thomas J. Groom

Thomas J. Groom, American banker. Member District of Columbia Bankers Association (past president), Newcomen. Knights of Columbus.

Background

  • Groom, Thomas J. was born on September 13, 1899 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of Thomas F. and Kate (Potter) Groom.

  • Education

    • Student McGill Institute, 1912-1916, Springhill College, 1919-1921, Georgetown University, 1921-1922, also School Foreign Service. Bachelor of Laws, Columbus University, 1929.

    Career

    • Junior clerk First National Bank, Mobile, 1916-1919. Teller Peoples Bank, 1919-1920. Successively teller, assistant cashier, cashier, vice-president, director Washington Mechanics Savings Bank, 1921-1930.

      Succesively vice-president and cashier, executive vice president, now chairman, president, director Bank of Commerce, Washington, since 1930. Past president director Washington Board Trade. Director District of Columbia Society for Crippled Children.

      Treasurer, Washington Community Chest.

    Membership

    Member District of Columbia Bankers Association (past president), Newcomen. Knights of Columbus; Clubs: Rotary (president, 1953-1954), Columbia Country, Chevy Chase, Metropolitan, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Alfalfa.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Hiden Hoge, June 11, 1934.
    • father: Thomas F. Groom
    • mother: Kate (Potter) Groom
    • spouse: Elizabeth Hiden Hoge
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    Born September 13, 1899
    Died August 24, 1963
    (aged 63)
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