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

The table below 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.

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.

Current Banker Data Challenge Stats (September 22, 2022)

State Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Iowa 2700 97 2783
Pennsylvania 2567 40.7 6313
Tennessee 958 96.2 996
Minnesota 773 33.5 2310
Alabama 708 94.7 748
Oklahoma 531 21.1 2518
Maryland 352 42.7 824
Illinois 349 9.5 3689
Missouri 322 24.7 1303
New York 312 6.3 4944
Ohio 270 8 3388
South Dakota 153 17.9 857
New Jersey 135 7.4 1817
Texas 134 3 4494
Wisconsin 130 10.6 1225
Massachusetts 88 3.9 2229
Indiana 75 3.6 2098
Michigan 70 5.4 1301
Nebraska 65 3.7 1743
Virginia 61 5.6 1084
California 55 2.9 1909
Kentucky 54 4.3 1248
Vermont 46 8.6 538
Connecticut 45 5.7 796
Mississippi 42 14.4 291
Kansas 40 1.9 2110
Colorado 37 3.5 1050
New Hampshire 33 6.2 532
South Carolina 30 7.4 407
Wyoming 29 11.1 261
West Virginia 27 3.3 830
North Dakota 24 2.2 1069
Montana 21 3.5 593
Maine 21 2.9 721
Florida 19 3.6 530
Arizona 17 9.6 177
New Mexico 13 3.6 357
Georgia 11 1.3 834
North Carolina 9 1.5 591
Louisiana 8 2.1 373
Nevada 7 8.8 80
Utah 7 3.9 181
Rhode Island 4 1 411
Alaska 4 16 25
District Of Columbia 4 3 133
Delaware 4 2.1 191
Arkansas 3 0.6 521
Idaho 3 0.7 439
Oregon 3 0.4 708
Washington 3 0.4 810
Hawaii 1 4.3 23
All States Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Totals 11379 17.4 65409


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