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Certificate of commendation, done in calligraphy, to Graves from the L.A. Clearing House Association, presented when he resigned from the Clearing House Committee (1928). Also a L.A. Clearing House Certificate (1907).
Graves (1852-1933) was a prominent resident of Los Angeles and president of the Farmers & Merchants National Bank for twelve years. He wrote My Seventy Years in California. He was a member of the executive committee of the Los Angeles Clearing House Association for over twenty years and was its president in 1907. He was custodian of all securities of the National Currency Association of Los Angeles during the World War. (Source: California of the South Vol. IV, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 681-685, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis. 1933.)
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