HARRY ALFRED REICHARDT - Among the men identified with the banking world of The Bronx, few are better known
than Mr. Reichardt, who, by the force of his character, plus commendable ambition, great industry and personal
integrity, has blazed the trail that leads to reward and distinction. By meritorious service he has become the
manager of one of the most important branch banking houses in the borough. Mr. Reichardt has the will power, coupled
with a native ability and a high sense of honor, that served him in the battle of life. He has, too, those qualities
which spell success in the banking field. He is a man of excellent judgment, accurate and keen of penetration,
a good judge of character in others, great ability and highly developed industry, and he is positive and incisive
but deferential. These qualities together constitute a man of fine mental balance and poise. He has always commanded
the highest respect because he merits it. He has never shirked a duty nor sought a reward for its performance.
Harry Alfred Reichardt, son of Joseph and Martha (Silber) Reichardt, was born in the Borough of Manhattan, New
York City, on Avenue A at Tenth Street, March 29, 1888. His father was born in Erfurt, Germany, in 1852, and died
in New York City in 1917. His mother, who is living, was born in Posen, Germany, in 1868. The son was educated
successively in public school at Carlstadt. New Jersey; at high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then
at Packard's Business College. Finally, he was graduated at La Salle Institute, Chicago, Illinois. He began a business
career when he was nineteen years old as assistant bookkeeper for John C. Wilson & Company, hat manufacturers
on Waverly Square, New York City, where he remained for approximately one year and a half. He then transferred
his affiliation to the banking world, entering the New York Produce Exchange National Bank, Broadway and Beaver
Street, as a bookkeeper. After two and a half years there he accepted a position with The Bronx National Bank of
the city of New York. Beginning as bookkeeper, he was advanced to receiving teller, and later to the joint post
of paying teller and general bookkeeper. He was then appointed manager of the Branch Bank at No. 32 Westchester
Square, The Bronx, familiarly known as the "Westchester Square Branch," a position he still retains.
He is a member of the Woodmen of the World, and of the Marion Masonic Lodge in The Bronx, and he is a communicant
of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
Harry Alfred Reichardt married (first), September 3, 1913, Martha Gardner, daughter of Simon and Matilda (Kirchof)
Gardner, of New York City. Martha (Gardner) Reichardt died, August 29, 1917. The child of Harry Alfred and Martha
(Gardner) Reichardt, Doris, was born April 12, 1917. Harry Alfred Reichardt married (second), August 16, 1919,
Augusta C. Bothner, daughter of Charles and Lena (Krebs) Bothner.
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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