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Frank Cullen Brophy

banker , rancher.

Frank Cullen Brophy, American banker, rancher. Decorated commander Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta.


Brophy, Frank Cullen was born on November 16, 1894 in Bisbee, Arizona, United States. Son of William Henry and Ellen (Goodbody) Brophy.


Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, 1913. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1917.


Arizona Central Bank, Flagstaff, Northern Arizona Securities Company, Los Angeles, 1923-1927. Director, executive vice president Phoenix National Bank, Phoenix Savings Bank & Trust Company, 1923-1930. Director, president Bank of Douglas (Arizona), 1935-1955, chairman of Douglas, Phoenix, 1955-1959.

President Phoenix Date Company, 1927-1955, General Grocery Company, 1941-1958, General Sales Company, 1943-1958, Prime Minister Sales Company, 1957-1978, Libbey Fruit Packing Company. Owner, operator Babacomari Ranch, Elgin, Arizona, 1937-1972, El Fresnal Ranch, Aguga Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, 1942-1948.


  • Author: Arizona Sketch Book. Contributor articles to Commonweal, Catholic World, Arizona highways.


Member nat. council John Birch Society, 1961-1978. Trustee St. Joseph’s Hospital, Barrows Neur. Institute, 1952-1968, Brophy College Preparatory Director American Institute for Foreign Trade, 1946-1955.

Founder Maricopa County Taxpayers Association. Member Arizona State Fair Commission, 1938-1940. Member of advisory board For American, 1955.

Clubs: University (Seattle).


Married Sallie Ropes Blake, May 3, 1919. Children: Alice Blake (Mistress.

William Henry Brophy

Ellen (Goodbody) Brophy

Sallie Ropes Blake

Alice Blake (Mrs Brophy