A very Perry honor

first_imgHubert said over the course of his 36 years with the bank, he climbed his way up to an executive position, eventually overseeing 83 branches in the Los Angeles area before his retirement in 1974. Now Hubert’s son, Mark, is in charge of middle market loans for the bank – those between $10 million and $100million – for the whole Western United States, he said. Although now deceased, the patriarch of the family and the first to work at Bank of America was Herman, who began working as a bookkeeper for National Bank of Whittier in 1907. The bank was later bought by the Bank of America. Herman worked for the company for 40 years – the longest tenure of the family, Hubert said. But Herman may be best known for talking Hubert’s high school friend Richard Nixon into running for political office for the first time in 1945. Hubert and Nixon were the same age and attended Whittier High School and Whittier College together. “My dad got \ started in politics,” Hubert said. “He wrote a letter to \ on bank stationary – which would be a terrible thing to do today politically. But my dad was very political. He told Richard, if you’re Republican, we’ll run you. “And the rest is history,” he added. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – With a combined 100 years of employment at Bank of America, three members of the Perry family of Whittier have taken job loyalty to a new level. To show their appreciation, company officials christened one of the rooms in the main branch building in San Francisco the “Perry Room” during an exclusive March 13 luncheon, graced by some of the bank’s top past and present executives. The dedication honored Herman, Hubert and Mark Perry – three generations of the same Whittier family whose total years with the bank equaled 100 this year. “My son Mark added up all the years and realized it came to 100,” said his father, Hubert, 93, who was born and raised in Whittier. “It’s unusual to think that way these days because everybody moves from bank to bank now. No one stays at the same job for long.” last_img