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Louis N. Slater

banker , merchant.

Louis N. Slater, Lithuanian banker, merchant. Recipient Outstanding Citizen Foreign Birth award International Institute, 1939, Outstanding Citizen award Fresno State College, 1951, Outstanding Citizen award Fraternity Order Eagles, 1958.


Slater, Louis N. was born on September 27, 1886 in Lithuania. Son of Martin and Monesh (Segal) Slater.


Educated Theological Seminary, Lithuania.


Came to the United States, 1907, naturalized, 1924. President Slater Furniture Company, Fresno, California, since 1912, State Center Bank, Fresno, 1956-1963. Bank merged with Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, 1963, senior vice president, since 1963.

Chairman local Draft Board, 1940-1946. Member California Legislative Advisory Committee, 1956. Member California Social Welfare Board, 1958-1961.

Chairman finance committee Fresno chapter American Red Cross, since 1946. Board Governors Fresno State College. Treasurer Fresno chapter National Foundation Infantile Paralysis.

President Fresno Charities Association. Board directors Fresno chapter American Cancer Society, Fresno United Givers Plan, Fresno council Boy Scouts American, Fresno chapter American Heart Association, Fresno Boys Club, St. Agnes Hospital and Blood Bank, Fresno.


Member Fresno County and City Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association (Vice-President 1929-1932). Jewish religion (honorary president temple 1961)). Kiwanian, Mason (Shriner).

Member B’nai B’rith (president Fresno 1924-1926). Club: University-Sequoia-Sunnyside (Fresno).


Married Bertha Miller, August, 1915. Children: Matt, Miriam, Gerald.

Martin Slater

Monesh (Segal) Slater

Bertha Miller

Matt Slater

Miriam Slater

Gerald Slater