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Dietrich Schmitz

Dietrich Schmitz, American banker.


  • Schmitz, Dietrich was born on October 25, 1890 in Seattle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Ferdinand and Emma (Althof) Schmitz.

  • Education

    • Educated public schools, Seattle, Washington, student University of Wisconsin, 1913-1914.


    • With Union Savings & Trust Company, Seattle, 1907-1914, William A. Read & Company, Chicago, 1915-1916, Union National Bank, Seattle, 1916-1924 (vice president 1921-1924). Vice president National Bank of Commerce, Seattle, 1924-1928, Pacific National Bank, 1928-1934. President Pacific National Company, 1928-1934.

      President and trustee Washington Mutual Savings Bank, Seattle, Washington, 1934-1957, chairman of the board and trustee, 1958-1968, honorary chairman and trustee, 1968-1970. Executive Committee, director Pacific National Bank. Director, chairman finance committee General Insurance Company American, 1929-1966.

      Trustee Northern Life Insurance Company. Treasurer Seattle Foundation.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Served as ensign, later Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, overseas duty with Atlantic Cruiser and Transport Force, 1917-1919. Member Seattle Board Education, 1928-1961 (president 1932, 36, 37, 42, 46, 51, 53, 60). Member county of administration National Association of Mutual Savings Banks, 1934-1956.

    Member Washington Bankers Association (Vice-President 1953-1954, president 1954-1955), American Bankers Association (state vice president 1952-1953), Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Rainier, University, Washington Athletic, Seattle Yacht.


    • Married Margaret Huteson, October 20, 1920. Children: Gloria Gretchen, Alan Frederic, Margaret Annual.
    • father: Ferdinand Schmitz
    • mother: Emma (Althof) Schmitz
    • spouse: Margaret Huteson
    • children: Gloria Gretchen Schmitz
    • Alan Frederic Schmitz
    • Margaret Ann Schmitz
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    Born October 25, 1890
    Died April 11, 1970
    (aged 79)