John Craig Powers


John Craig Powers attended St. Paul’s School from 1884 to 1888 and is a member of the Form of 1888.

The Autumn 1955 Alumni Horae (pg. 160) obituary provides this information about Powers:

He was born in Rochester, came to St. Paul’s for four years (1884-1888), and graduated in 1892 from Harvard, where he stroked the 1891 crew, which defeated Yale by eleven lengths. On his 23rd birthday, he began his banking career as a runner in his father’s bank, the Daniel W. Powers Banking House, in Rochester. When his father died, he closed the Powers Bank, and organized the Fidelity Trust Company, of which he was president. The Fidelity Trust Company merged in 1919 with the Rochester Trust and Safe Deposit Company, and the latter in 1945 with the Lincoln Rochester Trust Company of which at the time of his death he was a vice president and board chairman. He was also a director of the Rochester Savings Bank, of the Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation, of the Rochester Telephone Corporation, and of the Pfaudler Company; a former president of the board of the Rochester General Hospital, and for half a century treasurer of the Children’s Nursery. He was a vestryman of Christ Church for almost sixty years. From 1952 until his death he was Form Agent for the Form of 1888.

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Kent, J. H. "John Craig Powers." St. Paul's School. Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. Web. 21 July 2024.