Herbert Obit, page 2

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Herbert Obit, page 2 - 46, and temporarily of TWA the Airport which...
46, and temporarily of TWA the Airport which passengers the 7:05 engine Tahoe landed out extinguishers. in Death Takes Financier (Continued from Page 1) terprise to another, all successful. He acquired or built various kinds of properties, utilities, ranches and manufacturing plants.' In 1905 he married May Belle Greenebaum. In 1907, Freishhadrer's father-in- law. Sigmund Greenebaum became became ill and took the young Fleishhacker into his bank, the California Bank Ltd., as manager. Within two years, Fleishhacker succeeded his father-in-law as president president of the bank. The bank took over the Anglo- California Bank, Ltd.. in 1909 and Fleishhacker became vice-president vice-president and general manager, rising again to the post of president when it became the Anglo-California Anglo-California National bank. He was forced to retire in 1933, when a series of civil suits, m which judgments totalling $1,791,000, $1,791,000, were returned against him. During his ,31-year reign with the bank, he saw assets grow from $4.500,000 -to more than $239,500,000. $239,500,000. After the gigantic series of civil suits, some against the bank and some against Fleishhacker personally, personally, and finally the grand jury indictment and trial, he retired to semi - seclusion from which he emerged only occasionally to take care of the few financial interests still left to him. He was known as the "father" of the San Francisco zoo which bears his name. He was reported to have donated between $300,000 and $400,000 worth of animals and equipment to the zoo and grounds. He was president of the city's park commission from 1919 to He was still a director in numerous San Francisco companies. With his son, Alan, he operated the Yosemite Chemical company. Fleishhacker figured in numerous numerous money raising efforts for projects, including the War Memorial Memorial Opera house and the Veterans' Veterans' Building in Civic Center. He was always one of the largest contributors.

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  1. The Times,
  2. 02 Apr 1957, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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