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Herbert Paul Buetow

banker , manufacturer executive

Herbert Paul Buetow, American manufacturer executive, banker. Decorated Commander Order Lion and White Rose (Finland); recipient United States Chamber of Commerce Great Living American award, 1961.


Buetow, Herbert Paul was born on January 25, 1898 in St. Paul. Son of Charles A. and Henriette (Ramlow) Buetow.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1921. Doctor of Laws, Valparaiso (Indiana) University, 1964.


J. Office boy Waldorf Paper Company, St. Paul, 1913-1916. Accountant St. Paul Athletic Club, 1916-1918. Staff accountant Bishop-Brissman & Company, 1918-1920, senior accountant City of St. Paul, 1920-1921.

Staff accountant State of Minnesota, 1922-1925. Auditor Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, 1926-1935, controller 1935-1939, treasurer, 1939-1949, executive vice president, 1949-1953, president, 1953-1963, chairman finance committee, 1963-1968, also director. President, director SPH Hotel Company, from 1963.

Director 1st Trust Company, St. Paul. President 1st Merchants State Bank, 1948-1955, chairman, from 1955. Director 1st National Bank, Theo.

Hamm Brewing Company, several Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company subsidiaries. Trustee Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Company.


Member advisory council National Business Aircraft Association, Inc., 1955-1959. Member St. Paul Chamber of Commerce (Chairman of the Board 1965), National Industrial Conference Board, Controllers Institute American (nat. director Vice-President 1945-1948, trustee. Clubs: Union League (Chicago).


Married Luella R. Witt, June 24, 1924.

Charles A. Buetow

Henriette (Ramlow) Buetow

Luella R. Witt