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Raymond Julius Spaeth


Raymond Julius Spaeth, American banker. Member Lambda Alpha, Sigma Kappa, Pi Gamma Museum.


Spaeth, Raymond Julius was born on November 13, 1907 in Salina, Kansas, United States. Son of Julius H. and Laura (Lavina) Spaeth.


Bachelor of Arts, American U., 1930. Master of Business Administration, Harvard, 1932. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Illinois College Optometry, 1967.


Assistant business manager and administrative assistant to president American U., 1932-1940. Business manager Illinois Institute Technology, Chicago, 1940-1942, executive secretary, treasurer, business manager, 1942-1950, vice president, treasurer, 1950-1960, 64-70. Treasurer IIT Research Institute, Institute Gas Technology, 1964-1970.

President Beverly Bank, Chicago, 1960-1964. President, director Lakeside Bank, Chicago, 1965-1966, vice chairman, director, from 1966. Vice-president, director First Security Bank, Cary, Illinois, 1971-1974.

Vice president, secretary, treasurer UARCO, 1963-1964. Trustee Jane and Washington Smith Home. Chairman of the Board, director Young Men’s Christian Association Hotel, Chicago.

Past vice president Cook County School Nursing. Member board St. Xavier College. Trustee, treasurer Illinois College Optometry, 1970-1978.

Member South Side Planning Board. Director Metropolitan Planning and Housing Council, American Institute Planners.


The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Member Lambda Alpha, Sigma Kappa, Pi Gamma Museum. Clubs: Economics (Chicago), Union League (Chicago.


Married Ruth Lee Rinkel, September 3, 1931. Children: Raymond Julius, Ruth Lee.

Julius H. Spaeth

Laura (Lavina) Spaeth

Ruth Lee Rinkel

Raymond Julius Spaeth

Ruth Lee Spaeth