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A. Wessel Shapleigh

business executive.

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.

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