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 Rolla Wells

Rolla Wells

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 30 Nov 1944 (aged 88)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 333
Memorial ID 23363 · View Source
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Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri 1901-1909. His father, Erastus Wells, served three (non-consecutive) terms in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1869 and 1881. Wells attended both Washington (St. Louis) and Princeton Universities. He became a prominent businessman in St. Louis, before being elected as mayor of St. Louis in 1901, serving two terms from 1901 to 1909. During his administration, Wells oversaw the building of a new city hall in 1903 and hosted the 1904 Worldfs Fair and Olympic games. Wells was named as the first governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis serving from October 28, 1914, to February 5, 1919. He was married twice. His first wife was Jane Parker (1857-1917) and his second was Carlotta Clark Church (1872-1949). Wells died on November 30, 1944 at the age of 88. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis along with his parents and first wife Jane.

He was the First Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1914]1919

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23363
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rolla Wells (1 Jun 1856–30 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23363, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .