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Hugh Benton Baker

banker.

Hugh Benton Baker, American banker. Mason.

Background

Baker, Hugh Benton was born on July 23, 1882 in Dexter, Illinois, United States. Son of Michael Benton and Ella Hitt Wood (Rippetoe) Baker.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Austin College, Effingham, Illinois, 1900.

Career

With various companies until 1915. With National City Bank, New York City, 1915-1933, director, 1929-1933. President National City Company, 1929-1933.

Partner Baker, Weeks and Company, member of New York Stock Exchange, since 1933. President Blue Ridge Corporation, 1940-1945. Director Bendix Aviation Corporation, C.I.T. Financial Corporation, Nickel Plate R.R., Overseas Securities Corporation, W. Kentucky Coal Company, American Cable and Radio Corporation, Nashville Coal Company.

Governor New York Stock Exchange.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Mabel Helen Jones, December 25, 1905.

father:
Michael Benton Baker

mother:
Ella Hitt Wood (Rippetoe) Baker

spouse:
Mabel Helen Jones