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Carl Frederick Wente


Carl Frederick Wente, American banker. Member California State Chamber of Commerce.


Wente, Carl Frederick was born on March 27, 1889 in Livermore, California, United States. Son of Carl Heinrich and Barbara (Trautwein) Wente.


Educated grammar school and high school, Livermore, California.


Began as runner, Central Bank, Oakland, California, April 1907. With First National Bank, Livermore, September 1907-1918, became assistant cashier. Various positions, Madera Branch, later supervisor of credits for the system, Bank of America, 1918-1934.

President first National Bank of Nevada, 1934-1937. President Central Bank of Oakland, 1937-1943. Senior vice president, and chairman managing committee, member executive committee and board directors, Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, San Francisco, California, 1943-1949, vice chairman general Executive Committee and director, 1949-1952, president, 1952-1954, chairman of the executive committee, 1954-1971, honorary Chairman of the Board, 1963-1971.

Director Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Foremost-McKesson Incorporated.


Member California State Chamber of Commerce. Clubs: Commercial, Bohemian, Rotary, Stock Exchange. Mason (Shriner).


Married Jessie Huldah Orelup, January 16, 1915.

Carl Heinrich Wente

Barbara (Trautwein) Wente

Jessie Huldah Orelup