Biography of J. Robert Abramson

Cashier of the Centreville National and Savings Bank at Centreville, Rhode Island, J. Robert Abramson has risen to this position through the merit of his services in the institution with which he is connected. Though still a young man he is well known in financial circles of this section.

Mr. Abramson was born on June 8, 1897, at Warwick, Rhode Island, a son of Charles A. Abramson, a carpenter, and of Ida J. (Johnson) Abramson. Both his parents were natives of Sweden. The son, J. Robert Abramson, received his education in the public schools of the town of Warwick, and following graduation from high school, attended the Bryant and Stratton Business College at Boston, undertaking courses in cost accounting and business administration. Beginning his active career at the completion of his educational training, Mr. Abramson entered the employ of the Centreville National and Savings Bank in 1915, serving at first as a clerk. His obvious ability and strict attention to the duties which came to hand, brought him gradual but merited advancement to positions of responsibility and trust. In 1924 he was appointed cashier of the bank, and has served in this important office since that time. Mr. Abramson is thoroughly acquainted with all phases of banking operations and his services have been of genuine value to the Centreville National and Savings Bank.

After the entrance of the United States into the World War, Mr. Abramson enlisted in the United States Army, in July, 1918, and was assigned to Company K, 31st Division, serving overseas in France with the American Expeditionary Forces for a period of eleven months. He was discharged in August, 1919, with the rank of private, first class. Mr. Abramson is a Republican in politics and is affiliated fraternally with the Free and Accepted Masons, being a member in this great order of Warwick Lodge, No. 16; Landmark Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; and Narragansett Council, of Royal and Select Masters. Mr. Abramson is also a member of West Warwick Post of the American Legion, a member of the Pawtuxet Valley Board of Trade, and of the Rhode Island Bankers Association. He is fond of outdoor sports and athletics, and worships in the Lutheran faith, being a deacon of the church of this denomination at Natick.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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