Sherman Medill

SHERMAN MEDILL, president of the State Savings Bank of Leavenworth, and one of the city's leading citizens, is the only male representative of his father's family. He was born on a farm in Alexandria Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas, December 27, 1865, and during his early life was engaged in farming. He was educated in the district schools and at Lawrence Business College, and has long been prominently connected with business and financial affairs. One of the original stockholders of the State Savings Bank, at Leavenworth, he moved his home to this city in 1906, and served as vice president of the institution for a period, and in 1913 was elected president, a position which he his since retained. The other officers are T. I. Mains, vice president; F. M. Potter, cashier: and J. R. Burt, assistant cashier. The growth of the State Savings Bank during recent years is shown in the fact that from September 11, 1912, until April, 1917, the deposits increased from $109,626.07 to over $600,000.

Mr. Medill was married June 4, 1900, to Miss Monica Morgan, and they have had six children: one who died in infancy, unnamed; James S.; William Harold; George T. and Joseph, twins, the later deceased; and Loraine. Mr. Medill is a republican and in 1898 was elected to the Kansas Legislature, but with this exception has never aspired to office. He is a prominent and popular member of the Masonic fraternity.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written & compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written & compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed November 11, 1998.

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