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William Lauren Pier

William Lauren Pier, business executive. Mason.


  • Pier, William Lauren was born on April 25, 1888 in Hurley, South Dakota, United States. Son of Charles Melbourne and Samantha (James) Pier.

  • Education

    • Student Dakota Wesleyan University, 1907-1909.


    • Bookkeeper and teller First National Bank, Mitchell, 1909-1915 cashier, later president First National Bank, Midland, South Dakot, 1915-1920. Vice president Stockyards National Bank, Omaha, 1920-1928. President Stockyards National Bank, Fort Worth, 1928-1934.

      Vice president Fort Worth National Bank, 1934-1940, now director. Div. manager Fort Worth Stockyards. Vice-president and director United Stockyards Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware.

      Director Federal Steel Products Corporation, Houston, director Agricultural Livestock Finance Corporation, Fort Worth Belt Railway Company, Commercial Standard Insurance Company, Tarrant County Savings & Loan Association, Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District I (all Fort Worth). Director Better Business Bureau Fort Worth. Director Executive Committee s.w.

      Exposition and Fat Stock Show.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Mason.; Clubs: Fort Worth, Kiwanis (Fort Worth).


    • Married Charlotte Edwina Havens, September 3, 1912. Children: Kenneth Havens, Charles Melbourne, Martha Jane, Mary Alice, Charlotte Arm.
    • father: Charles Melbourne Pier
    • mother: Samantha (James) Pier
    • spouse: Charlotte Edwina Havens
    • children: Kenneth Havens Pier
    • Charles Melbourne Pier
    • Martha Jane Pier
    • Mary Alice Pier
    • Charlotte Arm Pier
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    Died July 29, 1964
    (aged 76)