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John King Beretta

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John King Beretta, American banker. Member San Antonio Board of Education, 4 years; member communications of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, 1936-1939.; Mason (32°, Shriner).; Kiwanian.

Background

Beretta, John King was born on November 5, 1861 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of Alexander and Jane (Staggs) Beretta.

Education

Educated St. Mary’s College, San Antonio, Texas.

Career

1 son, John Ward. Founder Laredo National Bank, 1895, president until 1912. President until 1946, Loredo Bridge Company, which built and operated International Bridge at Laredo, Texas. President, chairman National Bank of Commerce, San Antonio, 1912-1946.

Chairman First National Bank of San Antonio, Texas, Kleberg First National Bank of Kingsville, Texas.

Membership

Member San Antonio Board of Education, 4 years. Member communications of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, 1936-1939. Mason (32°, Shriner).

Connections

Married Sally Mills Ward, December 9, 1896.

father:
Alexander Beretta

mother:
Jane (Staggs) Beretta

spouse:
Sally Mills Ward