The National Bank of Arizona
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THE NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA, the oldest bank in Phoenix, was established in 1878, and in 1887 was chartered as a national bank under the name of the National Bank of Arizona, with a capital stock of $100,000. The capital stock has been increased, however, until it now amounts to $200,000. The history of this bank has been one of steady progress, because of the ability and wisdom of its management which have won the entire confidence of the public, individual, firm and corporation.

The National Bank of Arizona conducts its business on the ground floor of their own building, which is built of brick and concrete, four stories high, and situated on the corner of Central Avenue and Washington Street. Their counting rooms have been especially designed that the business may be carried on with the greatest degree of ease and safety to customers and the bank itself. Every precaution known in banking circles has been taken, and their massive steel vaults are time locked, fire and burglar proof. In addition to that essential in banking, The National Bank of Arizona has the advantage of a large capital, sufficient to meet all requirements, and an able and efficient management under honest and conservative officials.

The active officers of this bank are all substantial men and well known in Phoenix and vicinity, men of the highest standing as regards integrity and real worth. Emil Ganz, president, has been a resident of the Valley for more than thirty years, and at the head of the bank's affairs for about seventeen years. S. Oberfelder, cashier, came to Phoenix from Omaha sixteen years ago to accept a position as assistant cashier, and in 1897 he was elected to his present position. His conduct of affairs during these years is, of itself, sufficient evidence of his knowledge of banking and general ability. These men, together with Charles Goldman, vice president ; W. H. Kay, Ed Eisele, J. Thalmeimer and Jacob Miller, form the board of directors. These are all among the representative business men of the vicinity whose sterling worth adds a note of assurance to the bank's reliability.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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