Rolla Wells Edit Profile
He studied at Washington and Princeton Universities, and later in life received honorary degrees of MA from both institutions.
He served two terms as Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, was named an officer of the Democratic National Committee in the 1912 Wilson campaign, and served as Governor of the St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. Born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 1, 1856 in St. Louis Missouri to Erastus Wells and Isabella Bowman Henry Wells. His name first appears in print in the on October 9, 1892 edition of New York Times, where he is described as the "President of the Fair Association" for St. In the March 18, 1893 edition, he is quoted as the "President of the Jockey Club" of St. Louis.
And the July 16, 1896 edition includes the statement "Rolla Wells, President of the Jefferson Club, resigned last night, announcing that he could not support the Chicago platform" (the "Chicago platform" referring to William Jennings Bryan). Wells was Mayor of St. Louis for eight years, during which time the World's Fair and the Olympics were held there. In 1912, Governor Woodrow Wilson, Democratic candidate for President, named Wells treasurer of the Democratic National Committee.
Around 1914 to 1916, Wells was named Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. He held the position until 1919, when he was named Receiver for the United Railways of St. He died on November 30, 1944 and was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Family life.
On April 1, 1901, the New York Times reported that "One of the hardest fought municipal campaigns in the history of St Louis closed to-night" and that the candidates were "Rolla Wells, Democratic. George W. Parker, Republican. Chauncey I. Filley, Good Government.
Lee Meriwether, Public Ownership. Leon Greenbaum, Social-Democrat, and Lewis C. Fry, Socialist-Labor.".
Clubs: University, Racquet, Country, Log Cabin, Commercial (St. Louis).
Married Jennie Howard Parker, October 2, 1878 (died April.; married second, Carlota Clark Church, November 17, 1923.