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William John Kommers

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William John Kommers, American banker. Member Spokane Chamber of Commerce, Washington Bankers Association (organizer, first president trust div.).

Background

Kommers, William John was born on January 13, 1872 in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Matthias and Margaret (Wolf) Kommers.

Education

Educated St. Lawrence College, Mount Calvary, and Pio Nono College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Career

Began as messenger Northwestern National Bank, Superior, Wisconsin, 1890, cashier, 1897-1902. Assistant cashier Old National Bank, Spokane, Washington, 1902-1910. Vice president Union Trust Company, Spokane, 1910-1919, president, 1919-1924.

Vice-president and trust officer Old National Bank & Union Trust Company, 1924-1933. President First National Trust & Savings Bank (affiliated with Old National Bank), 1933-1935. Now conducting own business of organizing and managing businesses, properties and estates.

Federal lease negotiator, The Home Owners' Loan Corporation Homes Use Service.

Membership

Member Spokane Chamber of Commerce, Washington Bankers Association (organizer, first president trust div.). Clubs: City, Spokane Country. Recognized as a leader in promotional work of trust companies in the West through cooperative publicity.

Connections

Married Louise M. Klinkert, September 21, 1897. Children: William Adolph, Henry Anthony, Margaret Anna, Joseph Adam.

father:
Matthias Kommers

mother:
Margaret (Wolf) Kommers

spouse:
Louise M. Klinkert

children:
William Adolph Kommers

Henry Anthony Kommers

Margaret Anna Kommers

Joseph Adam Kommers