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William Wesley Hopper, American banker. Member American (executive council finance and nominating coms.; Rotarian.; Mason (Shriner). Elk.; Club: Prospectors (Reno).


Hopper, William Wesley was born on April 14, 1887 in Ione, California, United States. Son of Benjamin and Adda Belle (Stevens) Hopper.


Educated in public schools and high school, Ione.


1 son, Robert Edwin. With agricultural-reclamation development Alameda Sugar Company, West Sacramento Company, Netherlands Farms Company, Woodland and Sacramento, California, 1909-1916. Branch manager First National Bank of Woodland, 1916-1922, manager Bank of Italy, Woodland, 1922-1927. Became assistant vice president as supervisor of credits, head office, Bank of Italy, San Francisco, 1927.

Vice president Bank of America National Trust & Savings Association, San Francisco, 1931-1937. Vice-president and district manager Bank of America North Coast Branches, 1931. Vice president Bankitaly Agricultural Credit Corporation, 1929-1931, president, 1931-1937.

Assistant secretary National Bankitaly Company, 1929-1931. Director California Joint Stock Land Bank, San Francisco, 1928, vice president, 1930, president, 1935-1938. Vice president Corporation of America, 1933-1948.

Became vice president Bankitaly Mortgage Company, 1930. Director California Lands, 1935-1943, Capital Company, San Francisco, 1935-1943. President and director First National Bank of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 1937-1952, Chairman of the Board, 1952-1958, 62-65, member Executive Committee, 1958-1965.

Member advising committee San Francisco Loan Agency, Reconstrn. Finance Corporation Chairman Housing Authority City Reno. Chairman nat. advising committee State Nevada New York World’s Fair.

Chairman Nevada commission Golden Gate International Exposition. Chairman Nevada citizens committee Navy Relief Society. Nevada chairman United Defense Fund, Inc.

State campaign treasurer American Heart Association. Representative in Nevada for Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation. Member Pacific Coast Transportation Board, San Francisco.


Member American (executive council finance and nominating coms. Rotarian.; Mason (Shriner). Elk.; Club: Prospectors (Reno).


Married Almeda Eloise Brown, October 5, 1910.

Benjamin Hopper

Adda Belle (Stevens) Hopper

Almeda Eloise Brown