PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Mar. 29, 1954

¶ S. Clark Beise, 55, senior vice president of California's Bank of America, the world's biggest private bank, was named by the board of directors to succeed President Carl F. Wente, who has reached the bank's mandatory retirement age of 65. Son of a Minnesota doctor, Beise (rhymes with icy) decided in high school that he wanted to go into banking. As a business administration student at the University of Minnesota, he worked as a bank messenger on the side. While he was working as a Federal Reserve System bank examiner in the mid-19303, his knowledge of banking so impressed...

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