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 5, 2024)

State Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Pennsylvania 4019 63.3 6351
Iowa 2706 97.2 2784
Minnesota 1258 54.7 2301
Tennessee 985 97.9 1006
New York 980 19.9 4936
Nebraska 967 54.7 1767
Maryland 831 100 831
Oklahoma 759 30.3 2503
Alabama 717 95.7 749
Ohio 698 20.5 3398
Illinois 679 18.4 3691
Massachusetts 574 25.8 2227
Missouri 506 39.1 1295
Oregon 502 71.8 699
Texas 484 10.8 4501
New Jersey 398 22 1813
Washington 353 43.9 804
Wisconsin 339 27.3 1244
Connecticut 329 41.1 801
Indiana 308 14.7 2099
California 307 16.1 1909
South Dakota 301 34.7 868
Virginia 301 27.8 1081
Wyoming 230 90.6 254
Maine 210 28.9 726
Michigan 210 16 1311
North Carolina 205 34.7 591
North Dakota 179 16.8 1068
Kentucky 179 14.3 1249
Utah 173 97.2 178
Kansas 147 7 2088
Vermont 138 25.6 539
West Virginia 132 15.9 829
District of Columbia 121 91.7 132
South Carolina 114 27.9 408
Georgia 110 13.2 835
New Hampshire 103 19.5 528
Idaho 99 23 431
Colorado 99 9.5 1041
Mississippi 80 27.5 291
Florida 72 13.6 530
Rhode Island 69 16.7 414
Montana 61 10.3 590
New Mexico 60 16.8 357
Delaware 41 21.6 190
Arkansas 39 7.5 521
Arizona 32 18.5 173
Louisiana 20 5.4 369
Nevada 15 18.5 81
Hawaii 13 72.2 18
Alaska 11 44 25
All States Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Totals 22265 34.0 65431


  • Thanks to the following people who have helped with Banker Bio information for the SPMC Banks & Bankers Database:
Mark Anderson, Fred Benson, 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.