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 (September 17, 2023)

State Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Pennsylvania 3495 55.2 6334
Iowa 2710 97.2 2789
Minnesota 1078 46.8 2302
Tennessee 979 97.8 1001
Maryland 831 100 831
Alabama 717 95.7 749
Oklahoma 697 27.7 2512
New York 673 13.6 4938
Illinois 531 14.4 3688
Oregon 501 71.6 700
Nebraska 495 28.4 1745
Missouri 457 35.3 1296
Ohio 438 12.9 3394
Texas 365 8.1 4491
New Jersey 333 18.4 1814
Massachusetts 282 12.7 2226
Washington 258 31.9 810
Virginia 239 22 1084
Connecticut 235 29.3 801
Wisconsin 234 19 1234
Wyoming 229 90.9 252
Indiana 221 10.5 2099
South Dakota 208 24.1 862
North Carolina 181 30.7 590
Kentucky 142 11.4 1249
Michigan 139 10.7 1303
North Dakota 128 12 1070
California 125 6.5 1909
District of Columbia 118 90.1 131
Kansas 80 3.8 2096
Colorado 75 7.2 1044
New Hampshire 73 13.8 529
Vermont 71 13.2 538
Mississippi 70 24.1 291
Maine 67 9.3 722
South Carolina 59 14.5 406
New Mexico 56 15.6 358
Florida 54 10.2 530
Georgia 51 6.1 834
West Virginia 51 6.1 830
Rhode Island 44 10.6 414
Delaware 39 20.5 190
Utah 38 21.2 179
Idaho 37 8.5 437
Montana 34 5.8 591
Arkansas 30 5.8 521
Arizona 25 14.3 175
Louisiana 19 5.1 369
Hawaii 13 72.2 18
Nevada 10 12.5 80
Alaska 9 36 25
All States Bankers Pct Done Total Bankers
Totals 18046 27.6 65387


  • 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.