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William Henry Kasten

William Henry Kasten, American army officer, insurance executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal Founder Armed Forces Relief and Benefit Association (secretary, treasurer 1941-1957); Co-founder, member of advisory board Officer’s Benefit Association. member military advisory board Bank of Services and Trusts, Dallas, American Life Insurance Company, Birmingham; member organizing group National Bank of Benning, Georgia; Mason.

Background

  • Kasten, William Henry was born on July 15, 1891 in at Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Josephine (Smith) Kasten.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1916.

    Career

    • 1 daughter (by former marriage), Allys Josephine (wife of Colonel William E. Riggs A.A.F.). Commissioned Second lieutenant, Cavalry, United States of America, 1916, and advanced through grades to major general. Chief of finance, 1945-1949, major general United States Army, retired 1949.

      Treasurer Miltary Personnel Buying Service, Inc. (Virginia); director Charlesfred Corporation, Inc., American Investment Fund, Inc. Member military advisory board Bank of Services and Trusts, Dallas, American Life Insurance Company, Birmingham.

      Member organizing group National Bank of Benning, Georgia.

    Membership

    Member military advisory board Bank of Services and Trusts, Dallas, American Life Insurance Company, Birmingham. Member organizing group National Bank of Benning, Georgia.

    Connections

    • Married Ethel Lavonia Brown, July 9, 1938.
    • father: Charles Henry Kasten
    • mother: Josephine (Smith) Kasten
    • spouse: Ethel Lavonia Brown
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    Born July 15, 1891
    Died December 19, 1963
    (aged 72)
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