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John Saxton Sumner

bank and brokerage executive , lawyer.

John Saxton Sumner, American bank and brokerage executive, lawyer. Served as Young Men’s Christian Association secretary with 26th Division and 82d Division, United States Army, St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives, 1918.; Member Founders and Patriots America, S.A.R., Phi Delta Phi, Zeta Psi.

Background

Sumner, John Saxton was born on September 22, 1876 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of George Watson (Rear Admiral, United States Navy) and Henrietta (Ruan) Sumner.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1904.

Career

1 daughter, Eloise Elizabeth (Mistress Harry Lee Powell, Junior). Banking and brokerage business, 1895-1905. General law practice, 1905-1913.

Associate secretary New York Society for Suppression of Vice, later Society to Maintain Public Decency, 1913-1915, secretary, 1915-1950. A leader in movements and legislation directed against demoralizing influences in publications, the screen, the stage, etc.

Membership

Served as Young Men’s Christian Association secretary with 26th Division and 82d Division, United States Army, St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives, 1918. Member Founders and Patriots America, S.A.R., Phi Delta Phi, Zeta Psi.

Connections

Married Eloise Peckham, November 17, 1904.

father:
George Watson (Rear Admiral Sumner

mother:
Henrietta (Ruan) Sumner

spouse:
Eloise Peckham