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Orson Smith

banker

Orson Smith, American banker.

Background

Smith, Orson was born on December 14, 1841 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Orson and Mary Ann Smith.

Education

Education public and private schools, Chicago.

Career

Began business career at 13 as “bundle boy” in retail dry goods store of Potter Palmer. A year later became clerk, banking house of F. Granger Adams. Cashier Corn Exchange National Bank, 1870-1881, and Corn Exchange Bank (state bank), 1881-1884.

Vice president, 1884-1898, president, 1898-1916, then Chairman of the Board Merchants Loan and Trust Company Home: Chicago, Ill.

Connections

Married Anna M. Rice, December 14, 1871.

father:
Orson Smith

mother:
Mary Ann Smith

spouse:
Anna M. Rice