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Arch W. Anderson


Arch W. Anderson, American banker. Mason (32°, Shriner).


Anderson, Arch W. was born on July 16, 1877 in Shelbyville, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Henry and Mary Jane (Coots) Anderson.


Graduate Central High School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1895. Missouri Military Academy, Mexico, Missouri, 1896. Student Culver Military Academy, 1896.


Clerk in wholesale house, Enid, Oklahoma, 1897-1898. Clerk Bank of Enid, 1898-1899. Teller 4th National Bank, Wichita, Kansas, 1900-1906.

Receiver Merchants and Planters Bank, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1907-1909. State bank examiner, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, 1909-1910. Cashier Central Reserve Bank, Oklahoma City, 1910-1912.

Cashier 1st National Bank, Norman, Oklahoma, 1912. Vice president Tradesmen’s State Bank, Oklahoma City, 1913-1914. Vice president Stockyards National Bank, Kansas City, Missoury, 1914-1915.

Secretary cashier Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, 1915-1919. Partner Anderson-Thompson Company, bank stocks, Los Angeles, 1919-1921. Vice president 1st National Bank, Los Angeles, 1921-1928.

Vice president Security-1st National Bank, Los Angeles, 1928-1930. Vice president Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Company, Chicago, 1930-1939. President California Bank, Los Angeles, 1939-1945.

Chairman of the Board since January 1945. President California Trust Company. President and director Union Security Company.

Trustee Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa. Director Southern California Edison Company, Shareholders Company Director Young Men’s Christian Association, Group Corporation of Los Los Angeles Treasurer and trustee University of Southern California Director Association of Reserve City Bankers.


Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: California, Stock Exchange (director), San Gabriel Country (Los Angeles).


Married Ora Avanelle Westgate, September 21, 1904. Children: Mary Lewis (Mistress.

William Henry Anderson

Mary Jane (Coots) Anderson

Ora Avanelle Westgate

Mary Lewis (Mrs Anderson