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Philip Ream Clarke, American banker. Decorated Order of White Rose, first class, conferred by government of Finland, 1941. Named Chicagoan of Year 1960, various orgns.; Bus, Statesman of Year, Harvard School Business; recipient National. Rotarian award, 1960, Damen award of Loyola University, 1965. Vice chairman in charge sales Chicago Liberty Loan Committee, 1917-1919.

Background

Clarke, Philip Ream was born on June 10, 1889 in Hinsdale. Illinois. Son of Robert W. and Mary Evelyn (Foster) Clarke.

Education

Graduated from the high school, Hinsdale, 1906. Student Beloit College, 1906. Doctor of Laws, Illinois College, 1954, Lake Forest U., 1960.

Career

With Farson, Son & Company, bankers, Chicago, 1908-1909. Chicago manager O’Connor & Kahler, investments, New York City, 1910-1913. President, treasurer Clarke & Company, 1914-1919.

President Federal Securities Corporation, 1919-1929. President Central Trust Company Illinois, 1929-1932. President City National Bank & Trust Company, 1932-1951, Chairman of the Board, 1951-1956.

Chairman of the executive committee, director Montgomery Ward & Company. Director United States Steel Corporation, 1937-1962, Pure Oil Corporation Chairman, board directors Cleveland American League Baseball Club, 1945-1949. Trustee, nat. board directors Little League Foundation.

President Chicago Cubs Baseball for Boys, Inc. Vice chairman, board directors Chicago Heart Association. President Hinsdale Cemetery Company.

President.

Membership

Rotarian award, 1960, Damen award of Loyola University, 1965. Vice chairman in charge sales Chicago Liberty Loan Committee, 1917-1919. Clubs: Attic, Tavern (honorary), Chicago, Commercial (president 1937), Bankers (president 1939), Executives, Economic (director 1939), Bond Men’s, Old Elm, Hinsdale (president 1920-1923), Hinsdale Golf, Spring Lake Country, Coleman Lake, Recess (New York.

Connections

Married Louise Hildebrand, September 17, 1910. Children: Philip Ream, Norman Foster, David Griffing.

father:
Robert W. Clarke

mother:
Mary Evelyn (Foster) Clarke

spouse:
Louise Hildebrand

children:
Philip Ream Clarke

Norman Foster Clarke

David Griffing Clarke