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Theodore Douglas Bessler, American bank executive.


Bessler, Theodore Douglas was born on August 5, 1942 in Jersey City. Son of Theodore W. Bessler.


Lender First National Bank of Toms River (New Jersey), 1962-1969. Vice president, treasurer Pineland State Bank, Brick, New Jersey, 1969-1974. Executive vice president Garden State Bank, Jackson, 1974-1978.

Senior vice president First American Bank and Trust, North Palm Beach, Florida, 1978-1980. President, chief executive officer Garden State Bank, Jackson, since 1980, also board directors. Advisory board Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia.

Board directors Garden State Bancshares, Jackson, Garden State Holdings, Inc., Treasurer Network, New Brunswick, New Jersey.


Member Monmouth Ocean Development Council. Board directors, treasurer New Jersey Health Care Facilities Finance Authority, Trenton, since 1980. Board directors, secretary New Jersey Easter Seal Society, Milltown, since 1980.

Board directors Ocean County Young Men’s Christian Association, Toms River, since 1980. Member New Jersey Bankers Association (member executive committee since 1985), American Bankers Association (advisory board since 1985), New York Home Builders Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, Jackson Township Chamber of Commerce Lodges: Masons.


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Married Jeanne R. Pounds, May 1, 1965. Children: Kim, Kristine.

Theodore W. Bessler Bessler

Jeanne R. Pounds

Kim Bessler

Kristine Bessler