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Ray Edwin Mayham


Ray Edwin Mayham, American banker.


Mayham, Ray Edwin was born on April 3, 1882 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. Son of Thomas Creighton and Mary Adaline (Lawyer) Mayham.


Attended Friends School, Rahway, New Jersey. Graduate Centenary Collegiate Institute, Hackettstown, New Jersey, 1899. Student American Institute of Banking and special college courses in banking.


Clerk Equitable Trust Company, New York City, 1899-1910. Assistant treasurer Union Trust Company (now Hudson Company National Bank), Jersey City, 1910-1912. State bank examiner, New Jersey, 1912-1920.

Comptroller and trust officer West Side Trust Company, Newark, New Jersey, 1920-1924, director since 1922, vice president, 1924-1928, president since 1928. Vice president South Side National Bank and Trust Company, Newark, 1925-1928, director, 1925-1934, president, 1928-1934. Vice president Peoples National Bank, Newark, 1926-1928, director, 1926-1934, president, 1928-1934 (South Side National Bank and Trust Company and Peoples National Bank merged with West Side Trust Company, 1934).

President and director West Side Securities Company, 1929-1933.


Served as captain and finance officer Gas Defense Division, C.W.S., United States Army in World War I. Treasurer Essex Company (New Jersey) Bankers Association, 1932-1933, vice president, 1933-1934, president, 1934-1935. Member State of New Jersey Banking Advisory Board 1942-1946. Clubs of New Jersey, 1908-1912.

Member Union County Democratic Committee, 1909-1911, 1922-1936. Club, 1909-1911; Club, 1922-1936. Member Sons of America Revolution.

Member Academy Political Science, American Institute Banking, Am Legion (commander Martin Wallberg Post, Westfield, New Jersey, 1922-1923), New Jersey Audubon Society, New Jersey History Society, Reserve Officers Association of the United States, Newark Reserve Officers Association (president 1941), Royal Arcanum, Schoharie County (New York) History Society, South Carolina. History Society, Scottish Rite Society, Union County (New Jersey) History Society, New York State History Association. Mason, Elk.; Clubs: Bond of New Jersey.


Children: Grace (Mistress.

Thomas Creighton Mayham

Mary Adaline (Lawyer) Mayham

Grace (Mrs Mayham