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Witter, Dean G.

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1969 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen

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1887 - Dean Witter was born in Wausau, Wisconsin.

1891 - He moved to California with his family, and after purchasing country land tracts in various areas of the state, the family moved to San Carlos on the Peninsula and eventually settled in Berkeley.

1909 - Dean Witter graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

         - Worked for Louis Sloss & Company as a salesman on the California coast.

1914-1924 - With Charles Blyth he started Blyth, Witter & Company and the two men ran the company when he launched Dean Witter & Company with his brother Guy, cousins Jean and Ed Witter and their brother-in-law, Fritz Janney.

1969 - At the time of Witter's death there were nearly 80 branches of Dean Witter & Co. in the U.S. and Canada and the company was the largest investment house on the West Coast.

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