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Simon William Straus

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Simon William Straus, American banker.

Background

Straus, Simon William was born on December 23, 1866 in Ligonier, Indiana, United States. Son of Frederick and Madlon (Goldsmith) Straus.

Education

Educational public schools.

Career

Became connected with father’s mortgage and loan business, 1884, admitted as partner, 1888, Chairman of the Board S. W. Straus & Company, Inc., since 1898. Chairman of the Board Franklin Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, since 1928. President Straus National Bank & Trust Company of New York, Straus National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago.

President American Society for Thrift. Author: History of the Thrift Movement in America, 1920. Originator of the “Straus Plan” of financing loans on buildings and industrial plants.

Office: New York, New York.

Works

  • Author: History of the Thrift Movement in America, 1920. Originator of the “Straus Plan” of financing loans on buildings and industrial plants.

Connections

Married Hattie Klee, April.

father:
Frederick Straus

mother:
Madlon (Goldsmith) Straus

spouse:
Hattie Klee