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A. Wessel Shapleigh

A. Wessel Shapleigh, business executive. Member corporation Washington U., St. Louis; Member Appellate communications of Missouri, 1941-1946.; Member St. Louis and St. Louis Company Cs. of Commerce., Society Colonial Wars State of Missouri, S.R., New England Historic Genealogical Society, Newcomen Society, National Hardware Association, Yale University Alumni Association.

Background

  • Shapleigh, A. Wessel was born on August 22, 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of Alfred Lee and Mina (Wessel) Shapleigh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1911.

    Career

    • With Merchants Laclede Bank, St. Louis, 1911-1912. With George H. Burr & Company, commercial paper brokers and bankers, St. Louis, 1912-1913. With Shapleigh Hdw. Company, St. Louis, 1913-1956, president, 1942-1948, chairman, 1948-1956.

      Chairman Mound City Paint & Color Company to 1956. President of Longblock Realty Company, to 1956. Trustee of the Shapleigh Investment Company.

      Secretary, treasurer Washington Land & Mining Company. Director Boatmans National Bank of St. Louis, Laclede Gas Light Company, Ann Arbor Railroad Company (Executive Committee), Wabash Railroad Company (member finance committee), Missouri Portland Cement Company, New Jersey, Illinois & Indiana Railroad, Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney Dry Goods Company. Former director Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

      Trustee, Bellefontaine Cemetery Association, Governmental Research Institute, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association, Fordyce Lane Association (treasurer), Missouri Botanical Garden.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member corporation Washington U., St. Louis. Member Appellate communications of Missouri, 1941-1946. Member St. Louis and St. Louis Company Cs. of Commerce., Society Colonial Wars State of Missouri, S.R., New England Historic Genealogical Society, Newcomen Society, National Hardware Association, Yale University Alumni Association.

    Clubs: St. Louis Country, Noonday, Stack.

    Connections

    • Married Lois McKinney, April. Children: A. Wessel, Alfred Lee, Warren McKinney, Mary Suzanne.
    • father: Alfred Lee Shapleigh
    • mother: Mina (Wessel) Shapleigh
    • spouse: Lois McKinney
    • children: A. Wessel Shapleigh
    • Alfred Lee Shapleigh
    • Warren McKinney Shapleigh
    • Mary Suzanne Shapleigh
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    Born August 22, 1890
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