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Dietrich Schmitz


Dietrich Schmitz, American banker.


Schmitz, Dietrich was born on October 25, 1890 in Seattle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Ferdinand and Emma (Althof) Schmitz.


Educated public schools, Seattle, Washington, student University of Wisconsin, 1913-1914.


With Union Savings & Trust Company, Seattle, 1907-1914, William A. Read & Company, Chicago, 1915-1916, Union National Bank, Seattle, 1916-1924 (vice president 1921-1924). Vice president National Bank of Commerce, Seattle, 1924-1928, Pacific National Bank, 1928-1934. President Pacific National Company, 1928-1934.

President and trustee Washington Mutual Savings Bank, Seattle, Washington, 1934-1957, chairman of the board and trustee, 1958-1968, honorary chairman and trustee, 1968-1970. Executive Committee, director Pacific National Bank. Director, chairman finance committee General Insurance Company American, 1929-1966.

Trustee Northern Life Insurance Company. Treasurer Seattle Foundation.


Served as ensign, later Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, overseas duty with Atlantic Cruiser and Transport Force, 1917-1919. Member Seattle Board Education, 1928-1961 (president 1932, 36, 37, 42, 46, 51, 53, 60). Member county of administration National Association of Mutual Savings Banks, 1934-1956.

Member Washington Bankers Association (Vice-President 1953-1954, president 1954-1955), American Bankers Association (state vice president 1952-1953), Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Rainier, University, Washington Athletic, Seattle Yacht.


Married Margaret Huteson, October 20, 1920. Children: Gloria Gretchen, Alan Frederic, Margaret Annual.

Ferdinand Schmitz

Emma (Althof) Schmitz

Margaret Huteson

Gloria Gretchen Schmitz

Alan Frederic Schmitz

Margaret Ann Schmitz