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Will F. Morrish, banker and president of Calvada Lumber Company and Meadow Valley Lumber Company, was born in Sierra City, California, February 9,1883; the son of William Baldwin and Eliza Mary (Richards) Morrish. Student at the University of California, 1902-03.

Mr. Morrish started his career in 1898 as an office boy with the Dunham, Carrigan, Hayden Company. He became messenger boy for the First National Bank, Berkeley, California, in 1903, rising to cashier in 1919, vice president in 1920 and president from 1922 to 1928; vice president of the Security Bank & Trust Company, San Francisco, in 1921; vice president of Bank of America National Trust & Savings Association, 1928 to 1931, and president from 1931 to 1934. He is now president of Calvad Lumber Company and Meadow Valley Lumber Company, San Francisco, California. Also director of Capwell, Sullivan & Furth, and of Macaulay Foundry Company.

Director of Berkeley Chapter of American Red Cross; director of Berkeley Y.M.C.A.; past president of California State Board of Prison Directors; past president of California Bankers Association; and director of Remedial Loan Association, San Francisco.

Member of Academy of Political Sciences; Methodist Church; Masonic Order (Knight Templar, Shriner); Sierra Club, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco Commercial Club and Kiwanis Club of San Francisco. He is a Republican in politics.

Mr. Morrish married Florence J. Burpee on June 28, 1905, and has two children: Kendric Burpee and Josephine Ruth (Mrs. Arthur Beers Johnson).

Address: 239 Glorietta Boulevard, Orinda, California.




Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.

Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 379, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

2014 Cecelia M. Setty.





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