Biography of William H. Maeder
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WILLIAM HARRISON MAEDER - Among those prominent in banking circles in the Borough of The Bronx is William Harrison Maeder, cashier of The Bronx National Bank of the city of New York. He was born January 26, 1889, in New York City, the son of Frederick John Maeder, born in Reuthin, Germany, in 1853. His father came to this country early in life and is living at the age of seventy three. His mother was Paulene (Maier) Maeder, born in Esslingen, Germany, in 1848, and died in Connecticut, June 19, 1925.

William Harrison Maeder attended the public schools and the High School of Commerce in New York City, being graduated from the high school in 1906. He attended the American Institute of Banking in New York and was graduated from the New York Chapter in the class of 1914. This was followed by a course in The Bronx Union Young Men's Christian Association School of Accounting, New York City. He was one of the first to be graduated from this school in the class of 1919. Mr. Maeder began his business career in 1906 when he was seventeen years old. He was employed as stenographer by the Simplified Spelling Board, New York City, where he continued until 1907. On October 23, 1907, The Bronx National Bank of the city of New York was organized, and he accepted a position with them as head bookkeeper. He has advanced since that time to and through every department of the bank, having been head receiving teller, head note teller, head paying teller, and assistant cashier, and was appointed to the office of cashier in January, 1923, which office he still holds (1926).

Mr. Maeder is a member of the Lions Club of The Bronx, representing the National Bank Division; a member of the American Institute of Banking and its Alumni Association; has been a member of and active in Young Men's Christian Association affairs for the past twenty two years, and is on the Physical Department Committee of The Bronx Union Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association at the present time (1926).

Mr. Maeder has been twice married. His first wife died a few years after the marriage, and on September 12, 1925, he was married to Florence V. (Nadler) Sherwood, daughter of ex Mayor Gustave and Marie (Rued) Nadler, of Allendale, New Jersey. They had known each other from childhood. Mrs. Maeder is the mother of a son by her first husband, Abbott Sherwood, born in 1918. Mr. Maeder's business address is care The Bronx National Bank of New York City, and his home is in Scarsdale, New York.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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