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Sidney DeLong Kline Edit Profile

Lawyer , bank executive

Sidney DeLong Kline, American lawyer, former bank executive. Recipient 50 Year award Dickinson School Law General Alumni Association, 1976. Member Pennsylvania Bankers Association (president 1954-1955, chairman trust division 1947-1948), American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Berks County Bar Association, American Bankers Association, Berks County Bankers Association, American Institute Banking, Phi Kappa Psi.

Background

Kline, Sidney DeLong was born on June 15, 1902 in West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Simon Sydenham and Elda Maggy Esther (DeLong) Kline.

Education

AB, Dickinson College, 1924. Master of Arts, Dickinson College, 1926. Juris Doctor, Dickinson School Law, 1926.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dickinson School Law, 1963. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Albright College, 1955.

Career

Bar: Pennsylvania 1926. Trust officer Mutual Trust Company, Philadelphia, 1926-1929, Colonial Trust Company, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1929-1933. Vice president American Bank & Trust Company Pennsylvania (formerly Berks County Trust Company), Reading, 1933-1944, president, 1944-1968, Chairman of the Board, 1960, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1968-1972, Chairman of the Board, 1972-1982, chairman emeritus, consultant, 1982.

Chairman of the Board Berks Title Insurance Company, Reading, 1947-1982, also director. Director Arbee Corporation, Manheim, Pennsylvania, Greater Berks Development Fund, Reading, Reading Ctr.City Development Fund. Trustee Dickinson College, Dickinson School Law, Albright College, Charles Evans Cemetery Company, Reading.

Achievements

  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1926.

Membership

Trustee Dickinson College, Dickinson School Law, Albright College, Charles Evans Cemetery Company, Reading. Member of American Bar Association, American Institute Banking, Berks County Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, Berks County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bankers Association (president 1954-1955, chairman trust division 1947-1948), Berkshire Country Club (Reading), Wyomissing Club, Phi Kappa Psi.

Connections

Married Leona ClarissaBarkalow, August 14, 1928. Children: Joan C. Kline Gingrich, Sidney DeLong, Robert C., E. Susan Kline Hart.

father:
Simon Sydenham Kline

mother:
Elda Maggy Esther (DeLong) Kline

spouse:
Leona Clarissa Barkalow

children:
Sidney DeLong Kline

Joan C. Kline Gingrich Kline

E. Susan Kline Hart Kline

Robert C. Kline