Charles Manville Sawyer

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Charles Manville Sawyer (1876 – September 26, 1950) was the first governor (president) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 1914 to 1916.[1]

Sawyer was born on a farm near Streator, Illinois. In 1887 he moved to Norton, Kansas where he was a cashier at the First National Bank of Norton.

After serving a stint as a bank examiner he became president of the Norton bank, president of the Kansas Bankers Association in 1898 and was appointed by George H. Hodges to be Kansas Bank Commissioner in 1913. In 1914 he was named to be president of the Federal Reserve. In 1916 he swapped positions with Jo Zach Miller Jr. with Miller, who was chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve.[1]

He died in Hollywood, California.


Civic offices
Preceded by
Bank established
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President
1914 - 1916
Succeeded by
Jo Zach Miller, Jr.