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Carl Frederick Wente

Carl Frederick Wente, American banker. Member California State Chamber of Commerce.


  • Wente, Carl Frederick was born on March 27, 1889 in Livermore, California, United States. Son of Carl Heinrich and Barbara (Trautwein) Wente.

  • Education

    • Educated grammar school and high school, Livermore, California.


    • Began as runner, Central Bank, Oakland, California, April 1907. With First National Bank, Livermore, September 1907-1918, became assistant cashier. Various positions, Madera Branch, later supervisor of credits for the system, Bank of America, 1918-1934.

      President first National Bank of Nevada, 1934-1937. President Central Bank of Oakland, 1937-1943. Senior vice president, and chairman managing committee, member executive committee and board directors, Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, San Francisco, California, 1943-1949, vice chairman general Executive Committee and director, 1949-1952, president, 1952-1954, chairman of the executive committee, 1954-1971, honorary Chairman of the Board, 1963-1971.

      Director Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Foremost-McKesson Incorporated.


    Member California State Chamber of Commerce. Clubs: Commercial, Bohemian, Rotary, Stock Exchange. Mason (Shriner).


    • Married Jessie Huldah Orelup, January 16, 1915.
    • father: Carl Heinrich Wente
    • mother: Barbara (Trautwein) Wente
    • spouse: Jessie Huldah Orelup
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    Died February 1, 1971
    (aged 81)