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An association with the banking business that has been of comparatively' brief duration nevertheless by its success proves the admirable adaptability of Mr. Brunschwiler to such activities. When he became a clerk in the California National Bank not many years ago he assumed his comparatively unimportant duties with a zeal and intensity that won prompt recognition. Various promotions were accorded him in quick succession and in January of 1911 he became assistant cashier, a responsible position which he now fills with tact, intelligence and dispatch, displaying the same earnest devotion to the welfare of the bank and the interests of its depositors that characterized him in less important functions. The confidence of customers has been won and retained through his painstaking attentiveness to even the smallest details and his intelligent mastery of the most important financial problems.

It is a matter of pride with Mr. Brunschwiler that he can claim California as his native commonwealth and San Francisco as the city of his birth, his parents, Joseph A. and Caroline Brunschwiler, having been residents of the western metropolis when he was born May 3, 1879. The schools of the city afforded him fair educational advantages; at the age of fourteen years he became a student in St. Ignatius College and continued in that institution until 1897, when he was graduated with an excellent standing. Afterward he spent two years at Lick Polytechnic, where he took special studies. About 1899 he became an office employe of Hale Bros., in their large drj^-goods establishment at San Francisco, and he continued in the same place until 1904, meanwhile proving an accurate accountant and intelligent assistant. An offer of a position as cashier with Hale Bros., in Sacramento, led him to this city, where he held an important position with the firm until April 18, 1906, resigning at that time in order to enter the banking business. He is still in the prime of his mental powers and physical activity, so that many years of successful connection with financial interests may be predicted for him.

A few years after his arrival in Sacramento and the year after his entrance into banking clerical work, Mr. Brunschwiler established a home of his own in this city, his marriage in September of 1907 uniting him with Miss Mildred Hunt. Two children now grace their home, Mildred and Cyril, both sturdy native Californians who have brought much joy into his household. While Mr. Brunschwiler has not displayed partisanship in politics, he is known as a stanch believer in Republican principles and as a consistent supporter of men and measures pledged to the upbuilding of the party. The Sutter Club claims him among its active members. Being a firm believer in the future prosperity of Sacramento, it has been his policy to promote civic projects to the fullest extent possible, and in every question of expansion he is to be found on the side of progress and advancement.

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011