First National Bank, Saint Paul, MN (Charter 203)
First National Bank, Saint Paul, MN (Chartered 1864 - Closed (Merger) 1987)
Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is located in the east central part of the state.
Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents.
Founded near historic Native American settlements as a trading and transportation center, the city rose to prominence when it was named the capital of the Minnesota Territory in 1849. The Dakota name for Saint Paul is "Imnizaska". Regionally, the city is known for the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild, and for the Science Museum of Minnesota.
The settlement originally began at present-day Lambert's Landing, but was known as Pig's Eye after Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant established a popular tavern there. When Lucien Galtier, the first Catholic pastor of the region, established the Log Chapel of Saint Paul (shortly thereafter to become the first location of the Cathedral of Saint Paul), he made it known that the settlement was now to be called by that name, as "Saint Paul as applied to a town or city was well appropriated, this monosyllable is short, sounds good, it is understood by all Christian denominations".
The city had a population of 1,112 in 1850, climbing to 271,606 in 1930, with a high of 313,411 reached in 1960, an estimated 307,695 people reside here as of 2018.
Saint Paul has been home to 15 note issuing national banks, an additional two national banks did not issue notes.
- Chartered Jan 18, 1864
- Assumed 725 by consolidation Dec 31, 1912 (Second National Bank, Saint Paul, MN)
- Assumed its circulation
- Assumed 2020 by consolidation Mar 23, 1929 (Merchants National Bank, Saint Paul, MN)
- Bank was Open past 1935
- For Bank History after 1935 see FDIC Bank History website
- Merged into First Bank NA in Minneapolis, MN Dec 31, 1987
Official Bank Title(s)
1: The First National Bank of Saint Paul, MN
Bank Note Types Issued
A total of $14,122,220 in National Bank Notes was issued by this bank between 1864 and 1935. This consisted of a total of 1,230,883 notes (655,284 large size and 575,599 small size notes).
This bank issued the following Types and Denominations of bank notes:
Series/Type Sheet/Denoms Serial#s Original Series 3x1-2 1 - 6500 Original Series 4x5 1 - 15025 Original Series 4x10 1 - 10800 Original Series 3x20-100 1 - 1800 Series 1875 4x5 1 - 3473 Series 1875 4x10 1 - 5750 1882 Brown Back 4x5 1 - 7017 1882 Brown Back 3x10-20 1 - 1853 1902 Red Seal 3x10-20 1 - 9900 1902 Date Back 3x10-20 1 - 101703 1929 Type 1 6x10 1 - 34476 1929 Type 1 6x20 1 - 10522 1929 Type 2 10 1 - 248686 1929 Type 2 20 1 - 56931
Bank Presidents and Cashiers
First National Bank Presidents and Cashiers during the National Bank Note Era (1864 - 1936):
- James Egbert Thompson, 1864-1869
- Horace Thompson, 1870-1879
- Henry Pratt Upham, 1880-1906
- Everett Hoskins Bailey, 1907-1917
- Cyrus Perrin Brown, 1918-1928
- Richard C. Lilly, 1929-1935
- Horace Thompson, 1864-1869
- Henry Martyn Knox, 1870-1872
- Henry Pratt Upham, 1873-1879
- Everett Hoskins Bailey, 1880-1896
- William A. Miller, 1897-1908
- Frederick A. Nienhauser, 1909-1913
- Otto Martin Nelson, 1914-1914
- Charles Horatio Buckley, 1915-1918
- Edwin Mott, 1919-1929
- Harry R. Fairchild, 1930-1935
Other Bank Note Signers
- Henry P. Upham Assistant Cashier 1868
- Minnesota Bank Note History
- General information on Saint Paul (Wikipedia)
- General information on Ramsey County (Wikipedia)
- General information on Minnesota (Wikipedia)
- Saint Paul, MN, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Paul,_Minnesota
- Don C. Kelly, National Bank Notes, A Guide with Prices. 6th Edition (Oxford, OH: The Paper Money Institute, 2008).
- Dean Oakes and John Hickman, Standard Catalog of National Bank Notes. 2nd Edition (Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1990).
- Banks & Bankers Historical Database (1782-1935), https://bbdata.banknotehistory.com