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Robert J Handy
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1901
Death: Dec. 30, 1984

Beginning in 1936, Robert J. Handy laid the foundation of Seattle-based PEMCO Financial Services, which does more than $1 billion in business annually.

Born in Minnesota in 1901, Handy traveled to Puget Sound in 1923 and began teaching in local public schools while selling insurance on the side. He founded the Seattle Teachers' Credit Union in 1936, which was merged with the Washington Teachers' Credit Union in 1952, renamed Washington School Employees Credit Union in 1963 and again renamed School Employees Credit Union of Washington in 2002.

Robert Handy also created major insurance agencies as well as Evergreen Bank (originally Teachers State Bank), and he pioneered computerized financial services for credit unions. He died in 1984 and was succeeded by Stanley O. McNaughton (1921-1998).

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  Robert J Handy (1928 - 1936)*
  James Thomas Handy (1939 - 2000)*
  Susan L. Handy Chambers (1941 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Lake Forest Park
King County
Washington, USA
Created by: Tami
Record added: Apr 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35617471
Robert J Handy
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Robert J Handy
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Robert J Handy
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