Biography of Albert Steinfield
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ALBERT STEINFELD, president of the Consolidated National Bank of Tucson, has been connected with banking and financial institutions for a number of years, but it is only during the past three years that he has become actively identified with actual banking business. Having had many years of experience in the mercantile business as the president and general manager of the large concern which bears his name, he is in a position to know the financial wants and needs of the public. Mr. Steinfeld has been a stockholder in banking institutions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, El Paso and other cities of the Southwest. He has also been a member of the board of directors of these institutions and was influential in their affairs. Three years ago he was elected president of the Consolidated National Bank, the oldest and largest bank in Tucson, and has since given his entire attention to the bank, his son and brother in law, H. J. Donau, having assumed charge of the mercantile house of Albert Steinfeld & Co.

Albert Steinfeld is a native of Germany, having been born in Hanover, December 23, 1854. His training and education have been obtained mainly in this country, however, as the family removed to New York City when Albert was but eight years of age, and he received a liberal education in the public schools. In 1869 he obtained a position in a large dry goods house, retained the same about two years and then came west. He located first at Denver, where he was employed by his uncle in the same line, but in January of 1871, he proceeded to Tucson, which has since been his home. Here he at once became connected with the house of L. Zeckendorl & Co., controlled by his uncles, Messrs. A. and L. Zeckendorf. and after several years of faithful service, was admitted to the firm and for years was resident partner and manager.

Mr. Steinfeld, being an alert and courteous business man, soon became immensely popular in commercial circles in and about Tucson, was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce and later vice president of the Board of Trade when it supplanted the Chamber of Commerce, and has long been recognized as the head of mercantile interests in the vicinity.

Mr. Steinfeld has long been identified with the various large industries in Southern Arizona, and no man has been in closer touch than he with the development of its resources, not only of enterprises with which he is directly or indirectly connected, but by sound advice and assistance afforded in numerous ways to others. The present firm of Albert Steinfeld & Co. is one of the greatest in the state, in general merchandise, and their stock is complete and of excellent quality. The relations existing between the firm and their employes are most admirable. Mr. Steinfeld is prominent in Masonic affairs, with which he has been connected for many years. He was married February 15, 1883, in Denver, Colo., to Miss Bettina V. Donau, daughter of Simon Donau, of San Francisco, formerly a manufacturer of San Francisco, who died in Los Angeles several years ago.

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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