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Walter A. Schmidt

Walter A. Schmidt, American investment banker. award 1972), Municipal Bond Club, Investment Bankers Assn; award 1972). Member finance committee Philadelphia Young Women’s Christian Association.; Served as 1st sergeant, World War I; Member Bond; Mason.


  • Schmidt, Walter A. was born on August 8, 1895 in Hinsdale, Illinois, United States. Son of Adolph G. and Jennie (Gray) Schmidt.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools, Hinsdale.


    • 1 son, Walter Marshall. Messenger White Weld & Company, Chicago, 1912. Manager bond department Standard Trust & Savings Bank, 1922-1925.

      California representative Halsey, Stuart & Company, 1925-1926, syndicate department, Chicago, 1927-1928, sales manager, Philadelphia, 1929-1932, New York City, 1932-1937. Organizer, chairman Schmidt, Roberts & Parke, Inc. merged with W.H. Newbold, & Son & Company 1974, Philadelphia, 1937-1974. Governor Philadelphia-Baltimore Stock Exchange, 1957-1965.

      Past chairman admissions committee, organizer, treasurer J. Wood Platt Caddy Scholarship Trust, 1958-1973.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member finance committee Philadelphia Young Women’s Christian Association. Served as 1st sergeant, World War I. Member Bond; Mason.; Clubs: Rolling Green Golf, Union League (finance committee, past governor), United States Srs.

    Golf Association.


    • Married Eleanor M. Marshall, June 29, 1922.
    • father: Adolph G. Schmidt
    • mother: Jennie (Gray) Schmidt
    • spouse: Eleanor M. Marshall
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    Born August 8, 1895
    Died March 9, 1975
    (aged 79)