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William Ruggles Dawes

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William Ruggles Dawes, American banker. Member Chicago Association Commerce (president 1924-1928).

Background

Dawes, William Ruggles was born on October 5, 1862 in Ripon, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Hector and Jane (Ruggles) Dawes.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Ripon College, 1884.

Career

With Spink Company Bank, Redfield, South Dakot, 1884-1889. Secretary Lincoln Coal Company, Dawes Business Block Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1890-1898. Cashier Chicago Postoffice, 1898-1902.

Cashier Central Trust Company of Illinois, 1902-1919, vice president, 1911-1931. President North Side State Savings Bank, 1909-1920. Vice president Mechanics & Traders State Bank, 1912-1922.

Director Market Traders State Bank, 1923-1925. Director Addresso-graph-Multigraph Corporation, 1926-1946. President Mississippi Valley Association, 1928-1931.

President Chicago Regional Port Commission, 1930. President Central Illinois Securities Corporation, 1932-1935, chairman of board, 1935-1939, president, 1939-1945. Chairman of the board since 1946.

Trustee Ripon College since 1907, Chairman of the Board, 1937-1948.

Membership

Member Chicago Association Commerce (president 1924-1928). Clubs: University, Commercial.

Connections

Married Margaret Booker, 1885.

father:
Hector Dawes

mother:
Jane (Ruggles) Dawes

spouse:
Margaret Booker