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James E. Day

James E. Day, business executive. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Member Christian Church; Mason (32°).


  • Day, James E. was born on May 31, 1905 in Cuba, Illinois, United States. Son of Benjamin Elmer and Rita Bell (Long) Day.

  • Education

    • Student University of Illinois, 1924-1925. Bachelor of Laws, University of Arizona, 1930.


    • ; 1 son, James J. Married second, Vivian Dorothy Downie, February 17, 1939. Solicitor Equitable Life Insurance Society, Chicago summers 1924-1930.

      Sales manager, vice president E. S. Wooley, New York City, 1932-1936. Vice president Banning & Company, Chicago, 1936-1939. Vice president, then president First Securities Company, Chicago, 1939-1944.

      Vice president Midwest Stock Exchange, 1944-1946, president, since 1946. President of Midwest Stock Exchange, since 1949. Trustee Midwest Institute of Technology.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Member Christian Ch


    Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Member Christian Church. Mason (32°).; Clubs: Mid-Day, Commercial, Economic, Executives’, Westmoreland Country, Chicago.


    • Married Adrienne Johnson, 1931 (divorced 1936).; married second, Vivian Dorothy Downie, February 17, 1939.
    • father: Benjamin Elmer Day
    • mother: Rita Bell (Long) Day
    • spouses: Adrienne Johnson
    • Vivian Dorothy Downie
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    Born March 31, 1905
    Died November 8, 1967
    (aged 62)