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Abraham G. Becker

Abraham G. Becker

Abraham G. Becker

Born:
September 21, 1857

Joined AGB:
1893

Primary Dept/Div:
Executive

Primary Office:
Chicago

Abraham G. Becker came to Chicago in 1865 from Warsaw, OH where he was born Sept. 21, 1857. He began his career as an errand boy for the German National Bank. In 1878 he was made a partner in the banking firm of Herman Schaffner & Co. Seventeen years later he had organized his own firm. In addition to his own business, Mr. Becker was a director of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company; the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad; the Pressed Steel Car Company; the Hammermill Paper Company; Hart. Schaffner & Marx; Drexel State Bank; and the Greenebaum Sons Bank & Trust Company.

(See also the various chapters of the Chronicle up through the “Death of A.G. Becker.”

Obituary:
A.G. Becker Dies; Chicagoan for Last Sixty Years. A.G. Becker, pioneer Chicago banker and head of the banking house, A.G. Becker & Co., died Thursday, May 14. He was 68 years old. Mr. Becker was a trustee of the Art Institute, the Hebrew Union College, and Sinai Temple. He was a director of the Jewish Charities of Chicago and a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. His Clubs were the Union League, Midday, Standard. Downtown. Hamilton. Illinois A.C., and Lake Shore Country. He was survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate Friedman Becker, whom he married in 1887 and who resides in their Ravinia home: three daughters, one son, and two sisters. Burial in Rosehill.

(See also the Tributes of Julius Rosenwald and the Journal of Commerce in the Chronicle chapter, “Death of A.G. Becker.”.)

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