Raymond C. Clevenger, cashier of the Williamsburg State Bank, Williamsburg, Kan., is a young man whose active business career thus far has been identified wholly with the banking business, and in that line of financiering he has that business ability and accurate judgment which adapt him to it. He was born in Lincoln, Ill., Jan. 1, 1882, to Peter J. and Belle S. (Schrei) Clevenger, the father having been connected with banking interests in Kansas practically since 1883, at which time he came from Illinois to this state, though a native of New Jersey. He was identified with the Everest State Bank, Everest, Kan., for fifteen years, then moved to Gallatin, Mo., where he engaged in banking five years, at the end of which time he returned to Topeka where he is now a director of the Central National Bank. He and his family are members of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at Topeka. Politically he is a Republican and active in the party's affairs but has never sought official preferment. Joshua, the grandfather of Raymond C., was of foreign birth and came to Everest, Kan., in 1883, where he lived for sometime but his death occurred in Lawrence in 1905.
Raymond C. of this review received his education in the public schools of Everest, Kan., and Warrensburg and Gallatin, Mo., with one year of collegiate work in the law department of the University of Kansas. He began his business career in the First National Bank of Gallatin, Mo., where he continued for three years and then was employed for one year in the National Bank of Commerce at Kansas City, followed by three years as cashier in the People's State Bank of Harris, Kan. In 1908 he became cashier of the Williamsburg State Bank, which has a capital of $20,000 and a surplus and undivided profits of $8,000.
In 1903 Mr. Clevenger was united in marriage to Era Poage, daughter of Howard Poage, a retired merchant of Gallatin, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Clevenger have two children: Louise, who is in school, and Raymood Charles, Jr. They are members of the Methodist church and Mr. Clevenger affiliates fraternally with the Masonic order, being a member of Anchor Lodge No. 224, Williamsburg, Kan., Zion Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, at Garnett, Kan, and the Knights Templars Commandary at Ottawa, Kan. In community affairs he is deeply interested, giving hearty coöperation in any movement for the general good, and has served on the city council. Both Mr. and Mrs. Clevenger have the high esteem of all in their community.Pages 1004-1005 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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