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Ben Johnson

merchant banker.

Ben Johnson, American merchant banker. Mason (Shriner), Elk.

Background

Johnson, Ben was born on August 31, 1881 in Mansfield, Louisiana, United States. Son of Walter and Sue (Roberts) Johnson.

Education

Graduate Louisiana State Normal College, Natchitoches, 1899.

Career

Began as runner Bank of DeSoto, Mansfield, 1903, clerk, 1903-1905, cashier, 1905-1909, organizer 1909, vice president, 1909-1910. President, 1910-1932, Bank of Commerce & Trust Company, Mansfield. President Commercial National Bank, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1921-1932.

Vice president Commodity Credit Corporation, Washington, District of Columbia, 1936-1938. Trustee Export-Import Bank, 1936-1938. Special assistant R.F.C., 1932-1938.

President Pickering Lumber Corporation, Kansas City, Missoury, and Standard, California, 1938-1946, Chairman of the Board, 1946-1954. Retired, 1954. Chairman American Red Cross and Liberty Loan drives, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, World War I. Chairman Fund Raising Campaigns American Red Cross, Tuolumne County, World World War World War II.

Membership

Mason (Shriner), Elk. Clubs: Sonora Golf, Sonora Lions, Commonwealth San Francisco.

Connections

Married Irma Nabors, March 23, 1909. Children: Eleanor, Irma, Kathryn (deceased).

father:
Walter Johnson

mother:
Sue (Roberts) Johnson

spouse:
Irma Nabors

children:
Eleanor Johnson

Irma Johnson

Kathryn Johnson (deceased)