Banker Data Challenge by State

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SPMC Bank Note History Project - Banker Data Challenge by State

See how your favorite State is doing in the Banker Data Challenge and help us out with gathering basic banker data (full name and birth/death dates) for the SPMC Banks & Bankers Database!

We already have almost all of the bankers who would have been signing National bank notes set up in the database (currently 65,000+ bankers). But most of those bankers are just in there with their first & middle initials, which makes it hard to identify them. So, we're trying to get basic info (full name and birth/death dates) into the database for as many of these bankers as we can. This information helps us tie together multi-bank (and multi-state) bankers and also provides a good starting point for further biographical research on these bankers.

How to Submit Basic Banker Data

The easiest way to help us out with gathering basic banker data (full name and birth/death dates) is to locate the banker's page (or Wikipedia page if a famous person) and then submit that link to the Banks & Bankers Database. This link can easily be submitted when viewing that banker's Banker Information page in the Database.

To view a banker's Banker Information page, first you need to login to the Banks & Bankers Database from the website. Here is a link to the Bank Note History Project home page with instructions on how to get logged into the Banks & Bankers Database.

Once you are logged into the Banks & Bankers Database, the quickest way to get to a bank officer is to click on the Officer Search button in the upper left corner. Then, on the Bank Officer Search page, just type in the charter number for the bank your banker was associated with and click on the Search button to bring up a list of the bank officers for that bank. Find the banker in the list and click on the banker's name to bring up the Banker Information page. In the Comments, Links & Sources section, you will see instructions on how to submit a BioLink for that banker. See the screenshot to the right for an example of a Banker Information page. (Click on the image to enlarge it).

After a BioLink has been submitted for a banker, a database administrator will see that, and update the banker's bio info based on the link. The Banker Data Stats by State table below will be regularly updated with the latest banker counts. Thanks for helping us out!

Current Banker Data Stats by State

In the table below, the Bankers column shows the number of bankers with basic bio info entered for them. The Total Bankers column is the number of bankers in the database for that state (including all Presidents & Cashiers, as well as VPs and Asst Cashiers that are known to have signed bank notes). This table will be updated regularly.

The table can be sorted based on any of the columns. Just click on the column header of the column you want to sort by. Clicking again on the column header will toggle thru the three sort order options. The arrow(s) on the sort column indicate the current sort order: Both-Arrows (Up & Down) is Original/Default sort order, Up-Arrow is Ascending, Down-Arrow is Descending.

Current Banker Data Challenge Stats (November 13, 2023)

State Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Pennsylvania 3574 56.4 6337
Iowa 2711 97.2 2790
Minnesota 1114 48.4 2302
Tennessee 980 97.8 1002
Maryland 831 100 831
New York 721 14.6 4938
Alabama 717 95.7 749
Oklahoma 699 27.8 2512
Illinois 599 16.2 3690
Nebraska 573 32.7 1751
Ohio 519 15.3 3396
Oregon 501 71.6 700
Missouri 458 35.3 1296
Texas 383 8.5 4493
New Jersey 336 18.5 1814
Connecticut 306 38.2 802
Massachusetts 293 13.2 2226
Washington 273 33.7 810
Wisconsin 256 20.6 1242
Virginia 253 23.4 1083
Indiana 237 11.3 2099
Wyoming 229 90.9 252
South Dakota 226 26.1 866
California 197 10.3 1908
North Carolina 181 30.7 590
Michigan 169 12.9 1311
Kentucky 150 12 1248
North Dakota 140 13.1 1070
Maine 130 18 721
District of Columbia 119 90.8 131
West Virginia 111 13.4 830
Vermont 110 20.4 539
Georgia 96 11.5 834
Kansas 84 4 2093
Mississippi 80 27.5 291
New Hampshire 77 14.6 529
Colorado 76 7.3 1044
South Carolina 64 15.8 406
New Mexico 58 16.2 358
Florida 54 10.2 530
Idaho 47 10.8 436
Rhode Island 45 10.9 414
Delaware 39 20.5 190
Utah 38 21.2 179
Montana 37 6.3 591
Arkansas 30 5.8 521
Arizona 28 16.1 174
Louisiana 19 5.1 369
Hawaii 13 72.2 18
Nevada 11 13.8 80
Alaska 9 36 25
All States Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Totals 19003 29.0 65417


  • Thanks to the following people who have helped with Banker Bio information for the SPMC Banks & Bankers Database:
Frank Clark, Greg Culpepper, Dan Dieter, Patrick Doughney, Julie Drengson, Mark Drengson, Jim Ehrhardt, Manning Garrett, Loren Gatch, Todd Gylsen, Matt Hansen, Shawn Hewitt, Derek Higgins, David Hollander, Peter Huntoon, Glen Jorde, Karl Kabelac, Sullivan Labno, William Lynch, Fred Maples, Robert Pfaff, Cord Polen, Jay Prestin, Richard Radick, Cody Regennitter, Michael Saharian, Tim Sanda, Gil Sem, Adam Stroup, Steve Sweeney, Andy Timmerman, Cory Williams.