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James E. Day

business executive.

James E. Day, business executive. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Member Christian Church; Mason (32°).


Day, James E. was born on May 31, 1905 in Cuba, Illinois, United States. Son of Benjamin Elmer and Rita Bell (Long) Day.


Student University of Illinois, 1924-1925. Bachelor of Laws, University of Arizona, 1930.


; 1 son, James J. Married second, Vivian Dorothy Downie, February 17, 1939. Solicitor Equitable Life Insurance Society, Chicago summers 1924-1930.

Sales manager, vice president E. S. Wooley, New York City, 1932-1936. Vice president Banning & Company, Chicago, 1936-1939. Vice president, then president First Securities Company, Chicago, 1939-1944.

Vice president Midwest Stock Exchange, 1944-1946, president, since 1946. President of Midwest Stock Exchange, since 1949. Trustee Midwest Institute of Technology.


Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Member Christian Church. Mason (32°).; Clubs: Mid-Day, Commercial, Economic, Executives’, Westmoreland Country, Chicago.


Married Adrienne Johnson, 1931 (divorced 1936).; married second, Vivian Dorothy Downie, February 17, 1939.

Benjamin Elmer Day

Rita Bell (Long) Day

Adrienne Johnson

Vivian Dorothy Downie