REUBEN J. BUTZ, attorney-at-law, president of
Allentowns Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Allentown National
Bank, is a son of Reuben Dresher and Mary Ann Butz. He was born at
Butzdale, Lehigh County, January 18, 1867, and was educated in the public
schools of Allentown. In 1883 he was graduated from the Allentown High
School, and from Muhlenberg College with first honors in 1887. He studied
law in the office of the late Hon. Robert E. Wright, and was admitted to
the bar on June 20, 1889. As an attorney, Mr. Butz ranks high throughout
the State. He is associated with Lawrence H. Rupp, under the firm name of
Butz & Rupp. This law firm enjoys a clientele equal to and possibly larger
and more extensive than any in eastern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Butz is a conservative, sound-minded adviser, and is honored and
respected well by all who know him. His far-sightedness and intuition in
business methods, as well as in his profession, have made him an ideal
bank president and an able financial adviser.
Mr. Butz has been president of the Allentown National Bank since May 5,
1913, when he was elected to succeed L. M. Tillman. Since he has been at
the head of this institution it has become one of the most successful
banks in the East. Prior to this connection he had been trust officer of
the Lehigh Valley Trust Company for a period of thirteen years. Mr. Butz
has been solicitor of the Allentown School District for many years. He is
president of the board of trustees of Muhlenberg College, and a trustee of
the Allentown College for Women. It was Mr. Butz who piirchase4 the two
farms, the original sites where these two institutions are now located.
When Allentowns Chamber of Commerce organized in 1916, Mr. Butz was
chosen president of the new body.
Mr. Butz first married Mamie Sehindel, a daughter of Rev. J. D. Schindel.
She died, and later he married D. Florence Hahn, of Allentown. He is a
member of several Masonic orders and other fraternal and social
Men of Allentown, Allentown, Pa. by Fred L. Shankweiler, 1917,
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