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Financier , Lawyer

Henry Martyn Dechert, American lawyer, financier. Mason.

Background

Dechert, Henry Martyn was born on March 11, 1832 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Elijah and Mary W. (Porter) Dechert.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1850.

Career

First Lieutenant 25th and 40th Pennsylvania Volumes, 1862-1863. Admitted to bar and has long practiced in Philadelphia. Also identified with large financial interests.

20 years president, then 1st Chairman of the Board, Commonwealth Title Insurance & Trust Company First president trust section American Bankers’ Association, 1896-1897. President Pennsylvania State Asylum for Chronic Insane.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Esther S. Taylor, September 15, 1857.

father:
Elijah Dechert

mother:
Mary W. (Porter) Dechert

spouse:
Esther S. Taylor