JOHN JOSEPH REDDINGTON - It is owing in a very large degree to the business ability and the constructive management
of John Joseph Reddington that The Bronx County Trust Company renders its valuable service to the general business
and mercantile interests of the community among whose activities it has been in existence for nearly a quarter
of a century. Mr. Reddington turned his attention to banking matters at the very beginning of his career, and continuing
with the one financial concern and its Bronx branch, he has been of a very practical aid to the development of
its plans for expansion in this section of the State.
John Joseph Reddington, a son of Michael and Helen (Goan) Reddington, both of whom came from Ireland to the United
States in their early years, was born July 23, 1886, in New York City, where he attended the public schools and
was graduated from the Packard School in 1902. When he was only sixteen years old, Mr. Reddington was first employed
in the capacity of messenger for the Twenty third Ward Bank, at East One Hundred and Thirty fifth Street and Third
Avenue, and he made his usefulness and ability apparent from the outset. and as he worked his way through the various
departments of the bank he won the esteem of all his associates. He served as manager of the One Hundred and Forty
eighth Street Branch for ten years, and in 1923 he was made manager of the Boston Road office of The Bronx County
Trust Company, and he also holds the office of assistant secretary of the company. He is non partisan in political
matters, his vote being cast for that candidate whom he deems will prove most useful in office. During the World
War, Mr. Reddington was prominent in all the plans and activities of Army and Navy and Air Service of the United
States Government, and he was a leading factor in the Liberty Bond interests. Fraternally, he is affiliated with
the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and he is a communicant of the Roman Catholic church.
John Joseph Reddington married, May 15, 1907, at Astoria, Long Island, Antoinette Martin, daughter of William and
Elizabeth (Smith) Martin; and their children are: Edward Michael, Marie Agnes, John William, Antoinette, and Elizabeth.
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
Bronx County, NY
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