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William Laird Dean

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William Laird Dean, American banker. member Executive Committee A., T. & San Francisco Railway; Rotarian.

Background

Dean, William Laird was born on December 19, 1891 in Marion, Kansas, United States. Son of John Sullivan and Jennie (Laird) Dean.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin (O.) College, 1913.

Career

1 stepdau., Mistress Elizabeth Harry. President Bank of Duchesne (Utah), 1916-1920. Secretary Columbia Title & Trust Company, Topeka, Kansas, 1920-1928, president and director, 1928-1958.

Vice president Merchants National Bank, Topeka, 1928-1931, became president, 1931, Chairman of the Board, since 1956. Vice-president, director New England Building Company, since 1925. Member Executive Committee A., T. & San Francisco Railway.

Director Gas Service Company (Kansas City, Missoury), Victory Life Insurance Company, Preferred Fire Insurance Company, Kansas Bankers Surety. Trustee Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Missoury Republican.

Membership

Member Executive Committee A., T. & San Francisco Railway.

Connections

Married Della Spratt, July 3, 1917 (died 1940).; married second, Mistress.; married Mistress; children: Mary Jeanette, Doris.

father:
John Sullivan Dean

mother:
Jennie (Laird) Dean

spouses:
Della Spratt

Mistress

Mistress

children:
Mary Jeanette Dean

Doris Dean