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John Skottowe Wannamaker

banker , planter.

John Skottowe Wannamaker, American banker, planter.


Wannamaker, John Skottowe was born on September 25, 1869 in Louisville (now St. Matthews), South Carolina, United States. Son of Francis Marion and Eleanor Margaret (Ballinger) Wannamaker.


Educated in common schools and through home study.


Began as telegraph operator and railway agent at 15. Long identified with mercantile and banking business and extensively engaged in farming. Made address before World’s Cotton Conference, 1919, and addresses and hearings before United States Senate on agricultural and financial subjects (public in Senate documents).

Joint chairman Committee of World’s Requirements and Stabilizing Production and Prices, World’s Cotton Conference, New Orleans, 1919, Manchester, England, 1921. Named president American Cotton Growers at latter conference, 1921. Chairman commission for formation of Calhoun County.

South Carolina., 1908-1912. Mayor of St. Matthews, 1902-1912.


  • Author of several family genealogies. Contributor to newspapers and mags.


Member American Cotton Association (president since 1916). Member of the board of directors and Executive Committee Chicora College (Columbia, South Carolina.), Roosevelt Military Academy (West Englewood, New Jersey). President South Carolina.

Bankers Association, 1918-1919. Member National Council of National Economics League. Administrator United States Emergency Relief Calhoun County, 1934-1936.

Member National Emergency Council, 1939. Mason, Knights of Pythias.


Married Lillian Bruce Salley, June 24, 1896. Children Lillian Mackey (deceased), Francis Marion (Mistress.

Francis Marion Wannamaker

Eleanor Margaret (Ballinger) Wannamaker

Lillian Bruce Salley