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Savings and loan association executive

Jonathan Moss Fletcher, American savings and loan association executive. Recipient Des Moines Tribune Community award, 1959.


Fletcher, Jonathan Moss was born on October 28, 1914 in Des Moines. Son of Clyde Beals and Jennie (Moss) Fletcher.


Bachelor of Arts Iowa, 1935. Postgraduate, Drake University, 1938.


With United States Department Agriculture, 1935-1937. With American Federal Savings & Loan Association Iowa (formerly Home Federal Savings & Loan Association), Des Moines, 1937-1991, successively treasurer, secretary and treasurer, executive vice president, secretary, 1937-1958, president, 1958-1973, chairman board, 1973-1991, chief executive officer, 1949-1980, also board directors. Board directors Federal Home Loan Bank Des Moines, 1964-1967, vice chairman, 1967.

Board directors Iowa Business Development Credit Corporation, Iowa Kemper Insurance Company, 1966-1980, FHLB of Des Moines. Midwest advisory board Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company. Member savings and loan advisory com to the United States secretary of treasury, 1966-1980.


General chairman United Campaign, 1958. Member Greater Des Moines Committee, since 1957, president, 1968. Member City Planning and Zoning Commission, Des Moines, 1950-1959, chairman, 1957.

Treasurer Iowa Central Committee Republican Party, 1955-1957. Board control athletics University Iowa, 1960-1966. Board directors University Iowa Foundation, since 1973.

Board directors Iowa Methodist Medical Center, vice chairman executive committee, 1978-1980. Trustee Drake University, 1959-1989. Served to captain Army of the United States and United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.

Member Savings and Loan Foundation (trustee 1954-1956), United States Savings and Loan League (executive committee 1956-1958), Iowa Savings and Loan League (president 1950), Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (president 1954, board directors 1952-1980), National Planning Association (national council 1970-1980), Delta Upsilon. Clubs: Des Moines, Wakonda. University Athletic (Iowa City).

Lodges: Rotary.


Married Virginia Jane Votruba, March 21, 1941. Children– Gary Stephen, John Wise, Virginia Ann, Katherine Jean.

Clyde Beals Fletcher

Jennie (Moss) Fletcher

Virginia Jane Votruba

Gary Stephen Fletcher

John Wise Fletcher

Virginia Ann Fletcher

Katherine Jean Fletcher