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Frederick Edward Hasler


Frederick Edward Hasler, British banker.


Hasler, Frederick Edward was born on February 27, 1882 in Wethersfield, Essex, England. Son of Thomas and Jane Chatterson (Banyard) Hasler.


Educated private schools England. Master of Arts (honorary), Bowdoin College, 1943. Doctor of Laws, Columbia, 1955, Trinity College, Connecticut, 1957.


Came to the United States, 1901, naturalized, 1919. Began as clerk, London, 1899. Chartering clerk J. H. Winchester & Company, New York, 1903-1906.

Manager American Smelters S.S. Company, 1906-1908. Assistant to president Chesapeake & Ohio Coal & Coke Company, 1908-1909. Senior partner Hasler Brothers, 1909-1923.

Vice president Bank of America, 1923-1926. President International Trust Company, 1929-1931. Became chairman of the executive committee Continental Bank & Trust Company, 1931, Chairman of the Board, 1941-1948.

Chairman United States board N. British & Merc. Insurance Company Ltd. and subsidiaries, 1946-1961. Consultant, member advising committee of board, member Lower Manhattan advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust Company.

Chairman Haytian American Sugar Company, S.A., 1938-1967, now director. Chairman, director Signet Fund (Bermuda) Ltd., 1957-1968. Chairman, director Hermes Enterprises, Ltd.

(Bermuda); director La Plantation Dauphin, S.A., Haiti West Indies Company, ECL Industries, Ltd., Haitian American Development Corporation, S.A. Incorporator Litchfield Savings Society Trustee School Industrial Relations, Cornell Univercity, 1943-1945, Leake and Watts Children’s Home, St. Margaret’s school and others. Honorary director Americas Foundation.

Director Inter-American Literacy Foundation and others. President Chamber of Commerce State of New York, 1942-1944, now honorary life member Pan American Society United States, 1940-1946, now honorary president, director.


Clubs: Pilgrims, University (New York City.


Married Marguerite Isabel Messent, September 5, 1912. Children: Audrey, Shirley, Marjory.

Thomas Hasler

Jane Chatterson (Banyard) Hasler

Marguerite Isabel Messent

Audrey Hasler

Shirley Hasler

Marjory Hasler