William Charles Cummings, Sr. | Inducted between 1936 and 1948
Respected Chicago banker who was President of the The Drovers National Bank.
1874-1945 | Artist: Othmar J. Hoffler (1893-1954)
Impact & Accomplishments
Long-time Chicago banker William Cummings supported the industry through livestock loans. Starting as a messenger, he rose through the ranks to become president of Drovers Trust & Savings at Union Stock Yards. In 1916, he also took over as president of Drovers National Bank. When key stockyards buildings, including the bank, were destroyed in the 1934 fire, he immediately established a temporary location and did not miss one day of business. One of Chicago’s wealthiest residents, Cummings received abduction threats in 1935, but stayed out of harm’s way
Did You Know?
Example of an old money deposit bag from The Drovers National Bank.