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Hanns Ditisheim

investment banker.

Hanns Ditisheim, Swiss investment banker. Served as captain with the Swiss Army, 1925-1945.

Background

Ditisheim, Hanns was born on May 3, 1901 in Basel, Switzerland. Son of Max and Gimi (Herrmann) Ditisheim.

Education

Student Basel Commercial College, 1915-1917, student Neuchatel Commercial College, 1918.

Career

Came to the United States, 1937, naturalized, 1945. Partner Luescher & Company, Basel, Switzerland, 1923-1939. Owner Hanns Ditisheim, New York City, since 1946.

Chairman board Butler Brothers, Chicago, 1956-1957. President of Canal-Randolph Corporation. Chairman board, chief Executive officer United Stockyards Corporation, Chicago.

Director Peninsula Terminal Company (North Portland, Oregon), St. Joseph Stock Yards Company, St. Paul Union Stockyards Company, Sioux City Stock Yards Company, Sioux City Terminal Railroad Company, Union Stockyards Company of Fargo, Sioux Falls Stock Yards Company.

Membership

Served as captain with the Swiss Army, 1925-1945. Clubs: New York Athletic (New York City).

Connections

Married Sophie Simon, 1922. Married second, Cornelia Fitch Baekeland, July 1, 1946. Children: Harry, Marion.

father:
Max Ditisheim

mother:
Gimi (Herrmann) Ditisheim

spouses:
Sophie Simon

Cornelia Fitch Baekeland

children:
Harry Ditisheim

Marion Ditisheim