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 (May 18, 2023)

State Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Pennsylvania 3283 51.9 6328
Iowa 2708 97.1 2789
Minnesota 1035 44.9 2304
Tennessee 976 97.6 1000
Maryland 831 100 831
Alabama 712 95.2 748
Oklahoma 668 26.6 2515
New York 509 10.3 4943
Oregon 500 71.2 702
Illinois 457 12.4 3690
Nebraska 454 26 1748
Missouri 429 33 1299
Ohio 381 11.2 3394
Texas 259 5.8 4492
Wisconsin 222 18 1231
New Jersey 211 11.6 1819
Indiana 206 9.8 2100
Virginia 201 18.5 1085
South Dakota 198 23 860
Massachusetts 169 7.6 2227
Connecticut 143 17.9 800
Kentucky 118 9.4 1250
North Carolina 113 19.2 589
Michigan 110 8.5 1301
California 92 4.8 1908
District of Columbia 82 61.7 133
New Hampshire 68 12.8 532
Vermont 68 12.6 538
Wyoming 68 26 262
Kansas 65 3.1 2104
Colorado 64 6.1 1051
Mississippi 64 22 291
Maine 51 7.1 721
Florida 51 9.6 530
Georgia 47 5.6 834
Washington 47 5.8 811
Delaware 38 20 190
West Virginia 37 4.5 828
South Carolina 36 8.9 406
North Dakota 34 3.2 1065
Idaho 33 7.5 441
Utah 27 15.1 179
Arkansas 25 4.8 521
Montana 25 4.2 592
Arizona 24 13.7 175
Louisiana 17 4.6 370
Rhode Island 15 3.6 412
New Mexico 14 3.9 357
Hawaii 13 72.2 18
Nevada 10 12.5 80
Alaska 9 36 25
All States Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Totals 16019 24.5 65425


  • 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.